Nephrology

Lake Regional Nephrology is located in the Specialty Suite on the second floor of Lake Regional Hospital. To schedule an appointment, call 573-302-2762.


Nephrology is a specialty of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, the prevention of kidney disease among high-risk patients and replacement therapy for patients with kidney failure. Most kidney conditions are chronic diseases, so long-term follow-up with a nephrologist is usually necessary. 

At Lake Regional Nephrology, Michael Shoemaker-Moyle, M.D. specializes in the management of patients with chronic kidney disease related to diabetes, hypertension and other disorders. He also oversees dialysis treatments and provides long-term care for kidney transplant patients. He has a special interest in peritoneal dialysis and home-based hemodialysis. 

Lake Regional Nephrology offers a full spectrum of services related to kidney disease, including education, prevention and treatment.

Conditions

  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Anemia due to Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Electrolyte Disorders

Education and Counseling for End-Stage Renal Diseases

Kidney problems can have significant impact on quality and length of life, and so psychological support, health education and advanced care planning play key roles in nephrology. Lake Regional Nephrology End-Stage Renal services include:

  • In-Center Hemodialysis
  • Home Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation


Need-to-Know Facts About Kidney Disease

  • Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure and a family history of kidney failure
  • People with any of these risk factors should get tested for kidney disease on an annual basis
  • Most people who develop kidney disease lack symptoms until their disease is at an advanced stage
  • Left untreated, kidney disease can progress to kidney failure and death
  • Kidney disease can be treated to slow or prevent kidney failure
  • People who receive treatment for kidney disease can live long and productive lives.

Regular physical exams that include simple blood and urine tests can determine if you’re at increased risk for kidney problems. To learn more, contact Lake Regional Nephrology at 573-302-2762.