Services of Southwest Virginia Nephrology Medicine, PC  

testKidney disease is a chronic condition that deteriorates kidney function (for more information click here). If not treated may lead to a serious health crisis, such as kidney failure or death. Millions of Americans suffer from undiagnosed renal disease and you could be at high risk at developing this debilitating kidney condition. Fortunately, our kidney specialist can successfully treat kidney disorders if detected at an early stage. The sooner you know you have kidney disease, the sooner you can be treated to delay or prevent kidney failure, so why wait? Required treatments may include taking medicines called Angiotensin-converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) to manage high blood pressure and keep your kidneys healthier longer. It is worth while noting that treating kidney disease may also help prevent heart disease.

When a patient’s condition is serious enough to cause kidney failure, Dr. Matthews may be responsible for managing the dialysis process. SW Virginia Nephrology is affiliated with Fresenius Kidney Care (division of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA)) and DaVita Kidney Care (with parent company DaVita Inc. a Fortune 500® company).  These dialysis companies are dedicated to providing superior care in helping our patients people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) lead fuller, more active and vibrant lives.

Roanoke Nephrologist Dr. Matthews deals with a wide range of renal disorders, diseases and treatments that affect the kidneys, including:

  • Acid based disorders,
  • Acute kidney disease,
  • Anemia,
  • Autoimmune disease,
  • Chronic bladder infection,
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD),
  • Congenital (born with) kidney conditions,
  • Diabetes,
  • Dialysis management,
  • Dyslipidemia (elevation of plasma cholesterol, triglycerides (TGs), or both, or a low high-density lipoprotein level),
  • Electrolyte imbalance,
  • End-stage renal disease,
  • Glomerulonephritis (inflammation of kidneys)
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension),
  • Hematuria (blood in urine),
  • Hyperkalemia (high serum potassium concentration),
  • Kidney failure,
  • Kidney stones,
  • Kidney transplant management,
  • Malnutrition,
  • Metabolic acidosis (body produces excessive quantities of acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough),
  • Mineral metabolism disorders,
  • Mineral and bone disorders (MBD),
  • Nephrotic syndrome (your body excretes too much protein in your urine),
  • Plasmapheresis treatment management (removal, treatment, and return of (components of) blood),
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) (causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys),
  • Pericarditis (sac-like covering around the heart (pericardium)),
  • Proteinuria (urine contains an abnormal amount of protein),
  • Renal artery stenosis (narrowing of arteries that carry blood to one or both of the kidneys),
  • Reno-vascular disease (progressive condition that causes narrowing or blockage of the renal arteries or veins),
  • Renal bone disease (Renal Osteodystrophy),
  • Renal replacement therapy,
  • Sexual dysfunction,
  • Uremic neuropathy (distal sensorimotor polyneuropathy caused by uremic toxins),
  • Thyroid dysfunction,
  • Tubulointerstitial nephritis (primary injury to renal tubules),
  • Vitamin D deficiency,
  • Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), and
  • Other

For more information on our services:

The Roanoke kidney doctor and support renal team of SWVA Nephrology provide advanced, high-quality, personalized services in all fields of renal disorder diagnosis, treatment and management. If you suffer from any of the disorders listed above or you feel you are at risk for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), please call the kidney specialists at Southwest Virginia Nephrology Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia by calling (540) 904-5366 or complete the contact us form (click here). We work closely with our patients’ primary care physicians and become an important part of their healthcare team including nurse specialists, dietitians, social workers, and behavioral health specialists.