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Dr. Nirupama Vemuri, MD

Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist)

Dr. Nirupama Vemuri MD is a top Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) in Porterville, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Nirupama Vemuri MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Nirupama Vemuri MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Nirupama Vemuri MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Porterville, CA, Dr. Nirupama Vemuri MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
24 years Experience
Dr. Nirupama Vemuri, MD
  • Porterville, CA
  • Guntur Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

Is high creatinine treated as a medical emergency?

Yes. Creatinine is a marker of kidney function. If it is increasing significant she needs to see a nephrologist. Based on her numbers, she must be under one doctor by this time. READ MORE
Yes. Creatinine is a marker of kidney function. If it is increasing significant she needs to see a nephrologist. Based on her numbers, she must be under one doctor by this time. If not, I am afraid she might need dialysis.

When is dialysis actually required?

What is her GFR? GFR is a marker of kidney function. In diabetics, if GFR is < 15 and non-diabetics GFT < 10, we initiate dialysis. You do not want to wait until GFR is 7%, as READ MORE
What is her GFR? GFR is a marker of kidney function. In diabetics, if GFR is < 15 and non-diabetics GFT < 10, we initiate dialysis. You do not want to wait until GFR is 7%, as she will be very sick to start dialysis and she will be blaming dialysis for her symptoms.

What is the way to confirm chronic kidney disease in a patient?

Yes, based on her Cr, she is in CKD 5- nearing dialysis.