Happy Trails Dr. Beazlie!

We are sad to announce the retirement of Dr. Beazlie, yet excited for him and his family on this new chapter of life. Dr. Beazlie is one of the founding physicians of Peninsula Kidney Associates and has beenpracticing medicine for over 30 years. Dr. Beazlie will be truly missed by many due to his passion for his patients and his work. Thank you Dr.

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Important Facts to Know About Kidney Dialysis

Dialysis is a process by which a patient with chronic kidney disease can have their blood filtered by procedures that emulate that of normally functioning kidneys. Many people who have heard about dialysis treatments have a vision in their head of a machine that pumps blood out of a patient into a system that filters the blood of impurities, toxins

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What is a Vascular Access Center?

Peninsula Kidney Associates opened the Peninsula Vascular Access Center in 2007 to provide services that are specifically geared toward improving the delivery and coordination of vascular access care to area patients, especially those with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). End-Stage Renal Disease occurs when kidneys are no longer able to work at a le

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Post Kidney Transplant: What you Can (and can’t!) Do After

When chronic kidney disease progresses to the point where even dialysis is no longer effective, a doctor may recommend a kidney transplant. Kidney transplants are one of the most common transplant procedures in the United States and the donated kidney may come from a living related donor (your body only need one well-functioning kidney), or a livin

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Renal Ultrasounds: A Look Inside the Kidneys

Ultrasounds are used for a number of medical purposes. Since they utilize sound waves instead of radiation to create an image from inside the human body, they are safer to perform and are frequently used by OBY/GYN doctors to check the development of fetuses inside the womb during pregnancy. This is good news when it comes to potential problems wit

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Common questions about chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Chronic kidney disease is a condition caused by a continued loss of proper kidney function. As the condition gets worse, the limited function of the kidneys makes it more difficult to filter out waste and impurities, leading to a vicious cycle of maladies within the affected person’s body. What complications can arise from CKD? Patients may develop

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Anemia Management: Tips for Kidney Health

Anemia is a condition people experience when their bodies are not able to keep up with red blood cell production, usually due to a lack of iron in the body. Since red blood cells carry the oxygen a body needs for proper respiration, the end result of anemia is extreme fatigue and weakness. Anemia is common in the early stages of chronic kidney dise

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The Benefits of Chronic Kidney Disease Education Classes

Often, a patient newly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease feels scared, lost, and full of questions. You may be struggling to navigate your treatment options, explain your disease to loved ones, and prepare for life after your diagnosis. At Peninsula Kidney Associates, we understand that a new diagnosis can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer “

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Peninsula Kidney Associates Service Highlight: Patient Portal

At Peninsula Kidney Associates, we want to put you in control of your health. In other words, our goal is to give patients a safe, secure place to view important healthcare records, correspond with your health network, manage claims, and more. That’s why we implemented Patient Portals that make it a breeze to stay on top of your healthcare informat

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