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  1. Barbara Goss
  2. General Nephrology Questions
  3. Saturday, 19 January 2019
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My doctor won't refer me to a nephrologist. She told me I had CKD. Here are my labs. I had spinal surgery in March and April of 2018 and my numbers seemed to have spiked since then. Is this normal? I feel my doctor is unconcerned because she won't refer me to a kidney doctor. What is she waiting for? You would think the sooner the better.
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Your kidney function has declined slightly since 2015. It would not be unreasonable to have this evaluated by a nephrologist. Some additional information would help:

  • Do you have any other health conditions?
  • What medications do you take?
  • Have you had an assessment of your urinary protein levels?
  • What is your ethnic background?

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