Dr. Abid Bashir is a Board certified Nephrologist serving Athens, Georgia and surrounding counties over 15 years. He was a practicing physician/internist for 20 years, and has been a practicing Nephrologist over 17 years. Dr. Bashir is renowned as an expert in home dialysis, in center dialysis, in the evaluation and management of kidney diseases, management of ICU nephrology, acute electrolyte disturbances, acid base disorder, edema management, evaluation and treatment of blood and protein in the urine, medical management of kidney stone, evaluation and medical management of anemia associated with chronic kidney disease, and bone mineral disease associated with underlying chronic kidney disease. He manages all aspects of nephrology and hypertension, and is a specialist in the evaluation and management of hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, tubulointerstitial disease, glomerulonephritis, and cystic disease of the kidneys. Dr. Bashir also has a leadership role in the management and directing care at the dialysis clinics and directing dialysis services for inpatient dialysis care in the area hospitals. He currently serves as a medical director at FMC Clark County dialysis clinic and FMC Loganville dialysis clinic, and provides medical director services and inpatient dialysis services at St. Mary Hospital in Athens, Georgia and Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia.He participated as co-investigator in research studies during his fellowship as well as during his prior practice.
Education and Training
King Edward Medical University MD 1990
King Edward Medical University 1990
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Nephrology
Dr. Abid Bashir M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Several factors determine the need to start dialysis like your mother exercise capacity,protein or Albumin level,other chemical like potassium and bicarbonate are not significantly out of range.kidney Failure also can cause pericarditis(inflammation in the membrane around the heart) and how your mother appetite is or she is loosing weight. Only her treating physician after taking,examining and after review of her most recent lab work can determine when dialysis need to be imitated. Delaying dialysis can cause muscle weakness and cognitive function (thinking,confusion)to get slow done. READ MORE
Rising creatinine mean further loss of kidney function.there is several other lab test like potassium,bicarbonate,Albumin is important to make decision weather your mom need to initiate dialysis. When creatinine rise to this level patient has several other chemical abnormalities and associated symptoms that majority of patient need to start dialysis orders keep going.certainly people can die with complications of kidney failure. In short it is relative emergency to discuss results and opinion of treating kidney specialist that urgent dialysis is needed or not.. READ MORE
There are several causes of blood in the urine some are benign like bladder or urinary tract infection, kidney stone, but polyps or tumor in the kidney and bladder can also cause blood in urine. Kidney injury, chronic inflammation in the kidney called glomerulonephritis can be associated with blood in urine. There are other systemic causes of blood in urine. First, you should see your family doctor who can run urine test and blood test to see if there is concern of bladder infection or kidney injury is the cause. Imaging like kidney US or CT scan of kidney can exclude kidney stone or kidney tumor or cyst. For bladder issue, a urologist may recommend cystoscopy, looking inside the bladder by scope. I hope it helps to clarify your questions. READ MORE
Typically, a urinary tract infection means a bladder infection and does not cause kidney failure. But if a urinary tract infection flares up and gets into the blood stream, then it can make a patient very sick. Infection can cause low BP, and low BP in itself can cause kidney tubular damage and kidney failure. Sometimes, UTI signifies a kidney infection rather than a bladder infection and can be more serious than just a bladder infection. Your healthcare provider can differentiate a bladder infection from a kidney infection and can treat you optimally so that it does not flare up and result in complications. I hope the above answered your questions,if you need additional clarification, then do elaborate on additional concerns or questions. READ MORE
Ciprofloxin can itself can cause kidney disease. Ciprofloxin and medicines like Ciprofloxin need to be used cautiously in the elderly and in patients with kidney disease. Dose of Ciprofloxin also needs to be adjusted in patients with known kidney disease. READ MORE
Hypertension can lead to kidney failure if it remains uncontrolled as well. Hypertension can be a manifestation of already low grade or full blown kidney disease. Some familial kidney diseases also present with hypertension and protein in the urine. Certain BP meds and level of BP control varies with each person with other patients' medical conditions. Your family doctor or nephrologist can identify the cause and effect relationship of hypertension, appropriate BP medication, and goal BP for individual patients. READ MORE
Minimal protein in urine can be benign (meaning it can be related to acute illness, fever, exercise), but it is also an indicator of kidney disease and over time can get worse and may lead to kidney failure. Your primary care doctor can answer if it is significant enough to require evaluation by a nephrologist. READ MORE
Nephrologists do metabolic profile by doing 24 hour urine collection to see what kind of kidney stone your kidney is making and can advise to modify your diet and can prescribe medication to reduce the risk of recurrent stone formation. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- American Society of Nephrology
- Renal Physicians Association
- Beth Israel Med Ctr, Nephrology; St Peter'S Med Ctr, Nephrology; Elmhurst Hosp Ctr-Mt Sinai, Internal Medicine
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program
- Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Abid Bashir & Family Foundation.
- Nephrology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Transplant, Beth Israel Medical Center affiliated with Albert Einstein University
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Nephrology, Renal Physicians Association,
What do you attribute your success to?
- His passion for medicine and pride in taking care of critically ill patients.
Hobbies / Sports
- Tennis, Walking
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American College of Physicians Journal
- Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center
- Clearview Regional Medical Center
- St. Mary's Hospital
- Landmark Hospital
Dr. Abid Bashir M.D.'s Practice location
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Dr. Bashir’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 1990, when he graduated with his Medical Degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. Upon relocating to the United States, he completed his Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital in New York. Pursuing advanced medical training, Dr. Bashir went on to undertake his fellowship training in Nephrology at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, followed by additional Nephrology training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY affiliated with Albert Einstein University. He also completed a transplant rotation at Albert Einstein University Hospital in Bronx, NY, and Peritoneal Dialysis training and rotation at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bashir is board certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine, has earned the coveted title of Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and remains a distinguished member of the American Society of Nephrology and the Renal Physicians Association. Featuring over two decades of experience as an Internist, and over 17 years as a practicing Nephrologist, he has a special expertise in hypertension, diabetes, dialysis, transplant management, and chronic kidney disease. He manage all aspects of nephrology and hypertension. Dr. Bashir is noted as an expert in home dialysis, in center dialysis, evaluation and management of kidney diseases, management of ICU nephrology, acute electrolyte disturbances, acid base disorder, edema management, evaluation and treatment of blood and protein in the urine, medical management of kidney stone, evaluation and medical management of anemia associated with chronic kidney disease, and in bone mineral disease associated with underlying chronic kidney disease. Dr. Bashir attributes his success to his passion for medicine and pride in taking care of critically ill patients, and when he is not working he enjoys playing tennis, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his family. Dr. Abid Bashir is an established Nephrologist currently serving patients within North Georgia Nephrology Consultants in Athens, Georgia and surrounding counties, and he is also affiliated with Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, Clearview Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, Landmark Hospital. Moreover, he serves as Medical Director for the FMC Clarke County Dialysis Clinic, as well as the Loganville Dialysis Unit, and performs adjuvant teaching of nephrology to residents and medical students while making hospital rounds at Augusta University. Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys: the study of normal kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Nephrology also studies systemic conditions that affect the kidneys, such as diabetes and autoimmune disease; and systemic diseases that occur as a result of kidney disease, such as renal osteodystrophy and hypertension.
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