605 E. San Antonio St
Suite 430 E
Victoria, Texas 77901
Tel: 361-576-0011
Fax: 361-576-4084

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FAQ

WHAT CAUSES KIDNEY FAILURE?
Although there are many other causes of kidney failure, the most common causes in the United States is diabetes and hypertension. African Americans and Hispanics are more likely to develop kidney failure.

CAN I GET A TRANSPLANT?
Yes. Your kidney doctor will determine if you are a kidney transplant candidate. We work with several reputable kidney transplant organizations in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Our practice takes pride in the use of preemptive transplantation which means getting you a kidney before you go on dialysis.

DO I HAVE TO BE ON DIALYSIS TO GET A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT?
No. We pride ourself in preemptive transplant evaluations, which means we refer you for a transplant even before you start dialysis.

CAN I BE SEEN ON SHORT NOTICE?
Yes. In our Victoria Office, we try to see most new referrals within 48 hours. In our Satellite Offices, you will be seen within 2 weeks or if there is an urgent need you will be seen in Victoria within 48 hours.

WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE MY KIDNEYS BETTER?
Weight loss, stopping cigarette smoking, reducing the amount of salt in your diet, controlling your blood pressure, and making sure your diabetes is under control. Most important of all, drink lots of water.

CAN I DO MY DIALYSIS AT HOME?
Yes. We have a large number of patients doing peritoneal dialysis at home and nurse assisted home dialysis if covered by your insurance.

HOW OFTEN DO I SEE MY DOCTOR ON DIALYSIS?
A health care professional will see you every week while you are on dialysis to answer any questions you have and provide supervision for your treatments. Our physicians are medical directors for most of the dialysis units so are very involved in maintaining the quality of your care and dialysis units.

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Yes. We accept most insurance polices. Call our insurance specialists and they will be happy to help you with all insurance and billing needs and help obtain preauthorization if one is needed.

WILL YOU SEE ME IF I HAVE NO INSURANCE?
We can help you negotiate the complex healthcare environment if you have no insurance and accept cash paying patients.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
National Kidney Foundation
International Society of Nephrology