Chronic kidney disease is a condition characterized by the gradual loss of function in the kidneys. The disease progresses in stages from mild to more severe and can lead to kidney failure, dialysis and ultimately a kidney transplant. Kidney disease can be congenital, something you are born with, or acquired through inflammation or injury that leads to chronic disease.
What we offer
The Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients who are in more advanced stages of kidney disease. This integrated approach allows patients and families to meet with their nephrologist, as well as other team members in one visit.
The clinic is designed to meet all of the clinical, social and emotional needs that a patient may have. It also alleviates the burden on patients and families who need to schedule multiple visits across specialties for their care.
During clinic, patients can meet with the following team members:
- Social worker
This integrated approach allows us to address questions around overall treatment including medications, adherence and nutrition, as well as provide necessary vaccinations and guide families regarding insurance and school accommodations for chronic disease. Families can also meet with our dialysis and transplant team members.
Who we treat
The Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic treats patients who are under the care of CHOP nephrologists at the Main Campus and at satellite clinics.
Learn more about the clinic, including details on dates and times, by contacting JoAnn Panus, RN, Kidney Health Nurse Coordinator, at 215-590-2449.