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Renal Clinics

Comprehensive service for work-up and management of renal diseases and hypertension.

Specialist Physicians Clinics are public outpatient services with no out of pocket cost for consultations.

This clinic focuses on:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Renal stone diseases (medical management)
  • Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal transplantation (work-up and follow-up)
  • Hypertension (essential, resistant, and secondary)

Patient Information

  • Who do these clinics care for?

    Adult patients over 18 years of age with suspected/established kidney diseases and hypertension (high blood pressure).

  • How do I access this service?

    Urgent care is available after an evaluation in the Emergency Department.

    For all other care must be arranged by your regular GP, who will provide referral to Specialist Physicians Clinic.

  • What do I bring to an appointment?

    You should bring a signed Consent and Registration Form. This will be sent to you by SWH after your appointment has been booked.

    You should bring an up-to-date list of all your medications.

    You should bring a list of questions you may have regarding your condition.

    You may bring a family member/support person, if this is helpful.

Health Professionals

  • Who do these clinics care for?

    Adult patients over 18 years of age with suspected/established renal diseases and hypertension

  • How do I prepare my patient for an appointment?

    Please let your patients know that, once received, their referral will be triaged, and they will be contacted by Southwest Healthcare to book an appointment.

    The physician will write a letter to the referring doctor after the appointment to update them on what occurred at the appointment.

    Please give your patient an up-to-date list of their medications.

    Please provide the following investigation results (if available) with the referral letter or organise/request prior to the appointment.

    Latest and previous renal function

    Urine albumin to creatinine ratio or protein to creatinine ratio

    Urine microscopy

    Renal tract ultrasound

Page last updated: 28 March 2023

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