Kidney function is important to your overall health and is critical to life itself. The kidneys perform a life-sustaining job of filtering and returning to the bloodstream approximately 200 quarts of fluid every day. About two quarts are removed from the body by urination, and the balance – about 198 quarts – are recovered and recycled.Internal Medicine/Nephrology
106 4th Avenue West
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-2180

kidney disease


The kidneys perform the following essential functions:

  • remove waste products from your body
  • remove drugs from the body
  • balance your body’s fluids
  • release hormones that regulate blood pressure
  • produce a form of vitamin D that promotes strong, healthy bones
  • stimulate the production of red blood cells

When kidney function is compromised, it can cause or contribute to other disorders throughout your body.

Nephrology is a specialty of medicine that studies normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and replacement therapies (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Patients are usually referred to the nephrologist by their primary care physician to evaluate issues such as blood in the urine, excessive protein in the urine or elevated levels of BUN (blood area nitrogen) or creatinine (a chemical waste product normally filtered and eliminated by healthy kidneys). Often, patients can modify their diet and lifestyles to manage kidney health issues, or begin a prescription medicine to regulate and normalize certain levels.The best option for some patients may be dialysis – an artificial process of eliminating waste (diffusion) and unwanted water (ultrafiltration) from the blood. Our kidneys do this naturally but some may require dialysis because their kidneys may have failed or been damaged. Crisp Regional offers inpatient and outpatient dialysis. Should a patient’s condition warrant it, our nephrologist will refer him or her to a transplant center in Atlanta for evaluation and follow-up.

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Services

Our specialists provide a range of consultative, diagnostic and treatment services for patients with kidney diseases. We evaluate, manage and treat a wide range of conditions, medical complications and types of patients, including the following:

  • Acute kidney injury or failure
  • Anemia related to kidney disease
  • Bone disease related to kidney disease
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Glomerular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • End stage kidney disease
  • Hypertensive kidney disease
  • Kidney stones
  • Proteinuria
  • Referral management for kidney transplantation

 


Meet our Team

Srilatha Nadipineni, MD
Srilatha Nadipineni, MD
Internal Medicine/Nephrology
110 4th Avenue East
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-2180
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noonDr. Nadipineni is very thorough with her patient visits, taking time to listen and involve her patients in their care. She informs them of care and treatment options and allows them time to fully understand and make their choices.

With a medical degree from Osmania Medical College NTR UHS (Hyderabad, India), Dr. Nadipineni completed a residency at the University of Alabama Medical Center and a fellowship in nephrology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has been in practice for more than 12 years.

Guido H. Ring, MD
Guido H. Ring, MD
Internal Medicine/Nephrology
106 4th Avenue West
Cordele, GA 31015
229-271-3200 Dr. Ring received his medical degree at the University of Ulm in Germany. He completed post-graduate training in internal medicine and nephrology at various locations in England, France,  Germany and the U.S., including Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Emory University in Atlanta. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in practice for more than 15 years.