Our Office and Services
The facilities and staff are fully equipped for complete medical care.
We have available:
- Influenza and pneumonia immunizations
- 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
- Procrit and Aranesp injections for the anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Iron injection for treatment of iron deficiency anemia in patients with CKD on Procrit and Aranesp, or patients without CKD
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Stages 1 through 5, including hemodialysis. Chronic Kidney Disease refers to the inability of the kidneys to completely remove waste products, or to the presence of protein in the urine (proteinuria) , a sign of an underlying problem with kidney function. Diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are the most common causes of CKD. Another less common cause of CKD is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a hereditary condition affecting multiple members of families. End stage renal disease (ESRD) results from progression of CKD with worsening kidney function. Patients with ESRD require hemodialysis or kidney transplant. Dr. DeFabritus specializes in preventing the progression of CKD to ESRD. He also treats ESRD patients on hemodialysis, and those who have received a kidney transplant.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): blood pressure of 135/85 mm Hg (130/80 in diabetes or CKD), or greater. Dr. DeFabritus specializes in the treatment of high blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension, i.e., blood-pressure above 135/85 despite three or more blood pressure medications. Dr. DeFabritus will discuss diet to achieve a body mass index (BMI) below 25, as well as low salt diet, to control blood pressure, and will also discuss the importance of exercise.
Kidney Stones: Dr. DeFabritus specializes in discovering and treating medical conditions that predispose to development of kidney stones. He treats patients with a history of kidney stones in order to prevent development of more stones, or growth of existing stones. He uses medication and diet to achieve these goals.
Disorders of Fluids and Electrolytes:
Hyponatremia (low serum sodium), hypo- and hyperkalemia (low and high serum potassium), and disorders of calcium and phosphorus.
Hematuria and Proteinuria: These may indicate underlying kidney disorders including nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, polycystic kidney disease, or other chronic kidney disorders.
We Also Provide
General Medical Care, Annual Physical Examinations, Student Forms, Return to Work forms, evaluation of medical fitness for jury duty, etc.