Dr. Don Duff is a nephrologist practicing in Louisville, KY. Dr. Duff specializes in the care and treatment of the kidneys. As a nephrologist, Dr. Duff 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
University of Louisville School of Medicine 1986
Univ of Louisville Sch of Med, Louisville Ky 1986
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
- Univ Louisville Sch Of Med, Internal Medicine
- University of Louisville School of Medicine Program
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