Overview

A nephrologist specialises in diagnosing and treating problems with kidneys, high blood pressure, fluid retention and electrolyte imbalance.

Nephrology centres around the diagnosis of kidney disease and its treatment (medication, dialysis) and the follow-up of renal transplant patients. Additionally, most nephrologists are experts in the care of electrolyte disorders and hypertension. As most renal conditions are chronic, nephrologists often treat their patients over many years.

Referring to Nephrology

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Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a Specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group and Epworth HealthCheck.

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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open between 8:00 AM and midnight local time
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

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UroRenal and Vascular Clinical Institute

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A/Prof Laurence Harewood
Director
The UroRenal & Vascular Clinical Institute groups together surgical specialties in the areas of endocrinology, nephrology, urology and vascular surgery.