Your kidney doctor (nephrologist) works closely with other specialists to deliver the care you need. Your care team members work with you to slow the progress of your kidney disease and achieve your treatment goals. And they coordinate with you and one another to ensure that your visits are efficient and complete.
Despite these efforts, your kidney disease may progress. You need to receive high-quality medical care before developing the need for hemodialysis or kidney transplant. This helps ensure the best possible outcomes when you do undergo dialysis or transplant.
Before end-stage kidney disease, your treatment focuses on education and preparing for dialysis or kidney transplant. You will talk with specialists who can help answer any questions about treatment, insurance coverage, or other issues.