Advanced Nephrology Care in Northern Michigan

Munson Healthcare’s expert team of nephrologists and nurse practitioners deliver high-quality care and improve health outcomes for patients with kidney dysfunction across northern Michigan.

The highly skilled team is here for you and your nephrology needs, offering compassionate care, innovative treatment plans, and the latest technology. The experienced nephrologists at Munson Kidney and Hypertension Specialists consistently place in the top percentiles nationally in patient satisfaction scores.

About Nephrology

Nephrology is the subspecialty of medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the kidney. Your kidneys are involved in many of your bodily functions, and nephrologists are trained to treat not only primary kidney disease but also the more widespread effects of kidney dysfunction.

Our Services

Munson Kidney and Hypertension Specialists, based in Traverse City, offers comprehensive care and management of kidney conditions. The team collaborates closely with other specialists, including OB/GYN, cardiology, gastroenterology, and hepatology to manage complex patients and has close relationships with all transplant centers in Michigan.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
    • Preventing or delaying dialysis
    • Chronic anemia
    • Bone mineral disorders
    • Lipid management
  • Kidney stones – prevention and treatment
  • Inherited and cystic kidney diseases
    • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
    • Alport syndrome
  • Resistant hypertension – treatment and monitoring
  • Immunological disorders affecting kidneys
    • ANCA vasculitis or Wegener’s granulomatosis
    • Autoimmune glomerulonephritis
    • Sarcoidosis of kidneys
    • Lupus nephritis
  • Electrolyte and acid/base disorders
  • Post kidney transplant care
  • Acute kidney injury
  • End stage kidney disease

Treatments available include:

  • Home suitable dialysis
    • Peritoneal dialysis, both continuous cycling and continuous ambulatory
    • Home hemodialysis
    • Home nocturnal hemodialysis
  • Outpatient hemodialysis in one of our centers
  • Acute dialysis in the hospital, including continuous veno-venous hemofiltration
  • Plasmapheresis


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