What is nephrology?
As a branch of internal medicine, nephrology deals with kidney and hypertension diseases. Nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney disease and advise patients on how to protect themselves from them.
Basically, nephrology deals with prevention, diagnostics, conservative (non-operative) therapy and aftercare of kidneys – and hypertensive diseases. The implementation of all extracorporeal blood purification procedures (dialysis, apheresis, immunoadsorption) and the care of patients with a transplanted kidney also fall within the specialist field of nephrology.
Nephrology is much more than “just” dialysis medicine – on the contrary, the subject covers a wide range of topics. In addition, nephrology has many interfaces with other subjects . Interdisciplinary work is therefore part of everyday clinical practice for nephrologists.
Nephrologist is a professional title that is protected by professional law and may only be used by doctors who have successfully completed specialist training. Pediatric ephrology is an independent branch of pediatrics.
What does a nephrologist do?
Our kidneys are real all-rounders! They filter the entire amount of blood up to 300 times a day. In total, up to 1,800 liters pass through the kidneys every day. This corresponds to 1.5 liters of urine daily. If kidney tissue dies, regeneration is not possible. Kidney damage also affects other important organs such as the heart, lungs and brain. A broad education and close cooperation with geriatricians, cardiologists, diabetologists and rheumatologists therefore distinguish the work of nephrologists. Prevention, early detection, modern diagnostics and adapted therapies are of great importance, especially for the kidneys.
A trusting doctor-patient relationship is crucial for successful treatment. Nephrologists need to get a comprehensive picture of the living situation of their patients. It’s about finding the right treatment path together. This path begins in the nephrological consultation hour. Often a lot has already been done for the kidneys when patients change their lifestyle and eating habits. If that is not enough, the use of medication is suggested.
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best nephrologist Perth gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top nephrologist Perth. To help you find the best nephrologist Perth located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
This article is updated every 1-2 months.
⇒ Dr Frank Willis
Dr Frank Willis is a full time paediatric nephrologist, but he has also had extensive experience as a consultant in general paediatrics and paediatric emergency medicine. He is currently the head of the Department of Nephrology at Princess Margaret/Perth Children’s Hospital and also works at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
- All aspects of paediatric nephrology
- UTI and enuresis management
⇒ Dr Omar Azzam
Dr Omar Azzam completed his Nephrology and General Medicine training in Perth following his undergraduate training at the University of Dundee in the UK. Dr Azzam’s services include Nephrology and General Medicine consultations, Hypertension management and Cardiovascular risk modification.
- General Physician
⇒ Dr Vinothkumar Jayaraman
Dr Vinothkumar Jayaraman is a dual specialist who is qualified in the field of Nephrology (Renal Medicine) and Internal medicine. He completed his under-graduation in a reputed medical institution in INDIA and moved to Australia to undertake post graduate study in infectious diseases at UWA. After completing Infectious diseases degree, he undertook postgrad medical study in the field of Nephrology and internal medicine and received fellowship through RACP.
- Diagnosis and management of resistant hypertension
- electrolyte disturbance, diabetes management in CKD
- Acute kidney injury prevention and treatment
⇒ Dr Barry Saker
Dr Barry Saker is an Australian-based health professional. Barry is trained as a Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) and has a practice located in Perth.
Phone: (08) 9224 1477
⇒ Dr Brian Hutchison
Dr Brian Hutchison is an Australian-based health professional. Brian is trained as a nephrologist (kidney specialist) and has a practice located in West Perth. His areas of interest are: general nephrology (ALL), renal failure, dialysis and transplantation, glomerulonephritis, fluid and electrolyte disturdance, hypertension and renal calculi.
- Fluid & Electrolyte Disturbances, General Nephrology
- Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Renal Calculi
- Renal Failure, Dialysis & Transplantation
⇒ Dr. Neil Boudville
Dr. Neil Boudville is Professor of Renal Medicine and Sub-Dean for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Western Australia. He is also the Head of Department of the Renal Unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Medical Director of the WA Home Dialysis Program (WAHDiP). Professor Boudville is the Chair of the ANZDATA Peritoneal Dialysis Working Group and the Oceania representative for the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis Executive committee.
- Chronic Renal Failure, General Nephrology
- Haematuria, Hypertension, Proteinuria, Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease, Kidney transplantation
⇒ Dr Aron Chakera
Dr Aron Chakera practices in all areas of renal medicine, with a focus on chronic kidney disease. He has particular interests in autoimmune and metabolic diseases affecting the kidneys as well as in transplantation and dialysis. Procedures include insertion of lines for dialysis and renal biopsies.
- Chronic kidney disease
⇒ Dr. Hemant Kulkarni
Dr. Hemant Kulkarni is a renal physician who is passionate about providing quality services for complex patients with kidney disorders. Dr Kulkarni is an astute senior renal physician with interests in all aspects of kidney disease, hypertension, electrolyte disturbances, and all aspects of dialysis and transplantation.
- Adult and Paeditric Nephrology
⇒ Dr Nick Larkins
Dr Nick Larkins specialises in childhood kidney disease and hypertension (including urinary tract infections/enuresis/hydronephrosis). He graduated from the University of Western Australia with Honours in 2005 before specialising in paediatric nephrology. He completed a clinical fellowship at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital (Vancouver, Canada) and also trained at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney). Dr. Larkins works as a consultant nephrologist at Perth Children’s Hospital, and has an interest in delivering evidence-based practice, collaborating with research groups around Australia and internationally.
- childhood kidney disease and hypertension