White-Wilson is proud to now provide Nephrology in Fort Walton Beach. The White-Wilson Nephrology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney-related illnesses and provides comprehensive kidney care.
The medical specialty, nephrology, concerns the diagnosis and treatment of various kidney diseases, as well as hypertension, electrolyte imbalances and renal replacement therapy (otherwise known as dialysis or kidney transplant). Our Nephrology specialists work closely with other White-Wilson physicians to provide quality, coordinated care. Dr. Charles "Brad" Arbogast is a board certified nephrologist specializing in comprehensive kidney care. Dr. Arbogast manages all stages of kidney disease as well as dialysis and post-transplant treatment for patients in the Fort Walton Beach area.
White-Wilson's Nephrology Clinic specializes in the treatment of:
- Hypertensive Kidney Disease
- Diabetic Kidney Disease
- Renal Failure
- Kidney Stones
- Kidney Injury
- Blood or Protein Loss in the Urine
- Chronic Urinary Tract Infections
- Electrolyte Abnormalties
- Acid Base Disorders
- Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Reflux and Obstructive Nephropathies
- Renal Parenchymal Disease
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Kidney Transplant Management
According to the National Kidney Foundation, Chronic Kidney Disease affects 26 million Americans and many more are at risk. Chronic Kidney Disease includes conditions that are harmful to the kidneys, prohibiting them from functioning correctly. If left untreated, Chronic Kidney Disease can lead to dialysis or kidney transplant, and a myriad of other health issues including heart disease—the number one killer of men and women in the U.S.
At White-Wilson Nephrology, we believe in taking a proactive approach and working alongside our patients to educate them on their conditions. Early detection, understanding your risk factors and the proper treatment plan are key to keeping Chronic Kidney Disease from progressing. Our Nephrology team works with each patient's primary care physician and a variety of other specialists to diagnose and treat kidney-related illness and to build specialized treatment plans.
Risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease include diabetes, hypertension and a family history of kidney failure. Additionally, according to the National Kidney Foundation, up to two-thirds of Chronic Kidney Disease cases are caused by diabetes and high blood pressure. Our Nephrology Clinic is part of a network of over 75 health care providers in over 20 different medical specialties and provides a collaborative approach to patient care.
Dialysis helps keep the body in balance when kidney function drops below 10 to 15 percent. Dialysis essentially replaces kidney function and removes unwanted waste from the body. The White-Wilson Nephrology Clinic helps patients manage dialysis treatment, with plans to open the White-Wilson Dialysis Center in Fort Walton Beach Summer/Fall of 2016.
The White-Wilson Nephrology Clinic in Fort Walton Beach is currently accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling 850-863-8122.
White-Wilson Nephrology Clinic
1005 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547