A Nephrologist, often called a kidney doctor, is a specialist in Internal Medicine who has received additional training in the medical treatment of patients with kidney disease. This training qualifies the Nephrologist to treat kidney disease in a comprehensive way, since diseases of the kidney may affect the function of other body organs.
The diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease includes the treatment of conditions that these diseases can produce, such as high blood pressure, as well as the treatment of other diseases that can cause kidney failure, such as diabetes mellitus and polycystic kidney disease.
Meet the Nephrologists at Sun Clinic
Dr. Bhuvan Chawla, Medical Director of Sun Health, was the first Board Certified Nephrologist in Joliet. He introduced Nephrology to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in 1981.
Dr. Chawla sees patients with kidney disease in the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic. He monitors bone disease, offers anemia management with an on-site lab and Procrit therapy, recommends Medical Nutrition Therapy, and prepares patients for dialysis or transplantation.
Based on years of nephrology experience, Dr. Chawla envisioned a dialysis unit equipped with the latest technology and certified staff offering quality dialysis treatments. Sun Health Dialysis Unit was established in 1991, and remains the only physician owned and operated unit in the area.
Dr. Kisiel has completed her renal fellowship at the University of Iowa, and has joined our practice in September of this year.
She went to medical school in Poland, graduating with honors from Krakow's prestigious Jagiellonski University. She did her internal medicine residency at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, and was recognized at the Best Intern of the Year. She comes highly recommended by the renal fellowship program at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Kisiel is especially interested in caring for dialysis patients, and those with advanced chronic kidney disease, especially stage IV and V.