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Nephrology

Our nephrology specialists offer a full spectrum of care for people facing kidney issues such as chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. We also care for patients pre- and post-kidney transplant and manage the treatment of patients with hypertension. You can count on us to provide consultation, screening, education, and treatment, dialysis care, and hospital care, if needed, such as continuous renal replacement therapy and dialysis for end-stage renal disease.

Providers

  • Nephrology

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    Micheal Adcox, MD joined with St. Luke's to form St. Luke's Clinic – Nephrology, dedicated to providing specialized care for patients with kidney disease or hypertension. He is involved in all aspects of nephrology care. Dr. Adcox completed his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship through the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Boise State University.

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    Kenneth A. Cogen, MD practiced nephrology in the Seattle area prior to moving to Idaho. Dr. Cogen's interests include hypertension, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and renal transplantation.

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    Nicholas Hunt, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care, and has special interest in difficult to control hypertension, fluid and electrolyte disorders, glomerulonephritis, kidney transplantation, and the management of advanced chronic kidney disease with or without dialysis.

    Dr. Hunt appreciates the long-term connection he develops with his patients through managing their illness. He completed his fellowship in renal disease and hypertension at the University of Colorado in Denver.

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    Tracy Johnston, MSN, APRN, NP-C is a certified nurse practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She earned her master's degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from Idaho State University, and has experience in telemetry, medical imaging, emergency medicine, coronary care, and infusion services.

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    Michael Mallea, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care. His main goal is to deliver compassionate and clinically superior care using evidence-based medicine to achieve optimal outcomes.  

    Dr. Mallea is an Idaho native from Caldwell.

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    Michelle L. Myers, DO has professional interest in caring for patients with chronic kidney disease, especially the management of nutritional aspects of kidney disease, and treatment of difficult-to-control hypertension. 

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    Nagraj Narasimhan, MD specializes in the practice of nephrology and hypertension. He received his training at Oregon Health Science University and has a special interest in kidney transplants, having been a member of the OHSU transplant team.

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    Brooke Pearson, NP-C is a family nurse practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has an interest in the management of chronic kidney disease due to her experience as a nurse practitioner in internal medicine and in caring for kidney transplant patients at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Brooke earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston College and her master’s degree in nursing from Samuel Merritt University.

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    Thomas Pintar, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care, and has special interest in difficult-to-control hypertension, fluid and electrolyte diseases, complex cases of glomerulonephritis, kidney transplantation, and the management of advanced chronic kidney disease, with or without dialysis.

    Dr. Pintar enjoys developing personal and professional long-term relationships with patients, and works with you to manage your illness. He has particular interest in helping patients manage dialysis treatment at home; he believes this offers the best opportunity for successful outcomes and improved quality of life. Dr. Pintar also believes that the key to kidney disease care resides in patient and family education, so you're able to make informed decisions regarding care options.

    Dr. Pintar received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also completed his residency training and served as chief medical resident.

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    Chris Sjoberg, NNP, NP-C is involved in all aspects of nephrology care. He enjoys working as a team with patients, their families, and physicians to optimize care and maximize patients’ understanding of their health care issues.  

    Chris is a native of Minnesota and received his undergraduate degree at Gustavus Adolphus College. He completed the family nurse practitioner program at Vanderbilt University, and received his certification as a nephrology nurse practitioner two years later.  


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    Liang Wu, MD has special interest in chronic kidney disease and hypertension treatment. He earned his medical degree in China and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center and Mountainside Hospital. He served as assistant professor and as an internist specializing in hospital medicine at University of Toledo, where he also completed his nephrology fellowship, training in broad spectrum kidney disease and kidney transplant.

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Articles & Resources

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  • Blog Post

    St. Luke's Better Health: Kidney Stones

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    St. Luke's Better Health: Kidney Disease and Diabetes

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