Dr. Nirupama Vemuri is a nephrologist practicing in Porterville, CA. Dr. Vemuri specializes in the care and treatment of the kidneys. As a nephrologist, Dr. Vemuri most typically treats conditions like kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, acute renal failure, polycystuc kidney disease, high blood pressure and more. Nephrologists are also experts on kidney transplantation and dialysis. They are usually referred to by primary care physicians for problems related to the kidneys, and while they can perform tests to diagnose kidney disorders, they do not perform surgeries.
Education and Training
Guntur Medical College 1995
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
Dr. Nirupama Vemuri MD's Expert Contributions
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. 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. READ MORE
Yes. She needs to see a pediatric nephrologist. READ MORE
Yes, based on her Cr, she is in CKD 5- nearing dialysis. READ MORE
- Jackson Mem Hosp/Jackson Hlth, Nephrology
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