Renal specialists at CHKD provide the most advanced care for diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract, including prenatal diagnosis and postnatal management. Pediatric nephrologists work closely with CHKD's surgical specialists and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in arranging for renal transplants and are committed to a comprehensive post-transplant patient care program.
Conditions We Treat
We tailor each child's treatment plan according to his or her unique needs. Among the services we may recommend for your child are:
- Arteriovenous hemefiltration
Our physicians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are also certified in pediatric nephrology and have completed additional training (called a fellowship) in pediatric nephrology. Each physician is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine.
Insurance and Referral Information
If you have an HMO, you must:
- Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment.
- Make sure your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before scheduling an appointment. If your referral has expired, call you primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
- Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral has expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.
If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.
We offer in-depth information about insurance in our billing and insurance section.