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Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease
by Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH
You will be referred to a specialist called a nephrologist, who is dedicated to managing kidney diseases. The goals of chronic kidney disease treatment are to:
Treatment of less advanced stages may include:
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Last reviewed May 2015 by Michael Woods, MD
Last Updated: 5/20/2015
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