At The Kidney Experts, we value the referrals that we receive from practices in our community. We have introduced a new referral process. Now referring practices do not have to wait on the phone for an appointment. Instead, they can fill out the referral form on this page to save valuable time.
Note: It is important to fill out all aspects of the referral form, including the requested lab values. This allows us to schedule patients for their kidney care appointment in a quick manner.
Patients with a GFR above 45 will get our next available at the requested kidney care clinic. Patients with a GFR lower than 45 will get worked in the next available kidney care appointment slot.
After we receive a referral, our staff will get to work scheduling the appointment. Once scheduled, we will follow up with the referring clinic and the patient. We will provide appointment details and other items needed by our clinic. We will also mail an appointment reminder and a lab order form to the patient for follow-up labs.
If there are any questions throughout the process, please give us a call at 731-300-6155. Or send us a message through our Contact Us Page. Don’t forget to fax recent lab results and office visits after completion of the referral form. This helps us establish a new patient for the Kidney Care Clinic. Our fax number is 731-300-6155 (same as our phone number).
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the gradual loss of kidney function. This happens to everyone over time. We do our best to slow down this process and prevent kidney failure. Sometimes we can even reverse disease!
The kidneys are the body's filters. When the kidneys don't work, many things happen. A Nephrologist tries to slow down chronic kidney disease. A Nephrologist tries to prevent kidney failure.
A Nephrologist is a doctor for the kidneys. You need a kidney specialist to treat kidney failure. Nephrologists treat acid-base and electrolyte problems, as well. Nephrologists can also treat and prevent kidney stones.
Nephrology is the practice of medicine that deals with the kidneys. The focus is on diseases that cause kidney failure. Nephrology also deals with related diseases like high blood pressure and high blood sugar.
We do everything possible to slow down worsening kidney function. Sometimes, we can improve kidney function! When function declines, we focus on kidney transplantation and home therapies. We see you at a dialysis unit for regular dialysis for those unable to complete therapies at home.
There is no need to have an office visit to answer your questions and get refills. We have staff available to answer your calls. We take care of you outside of your office visits.
We are the best Nephrology Practice in Tennessee.
We promise to do our best to be there with you every step of the way.