Why Nephrology Associates of Michigan?

Nephrology Associates of Michigan (NAM) was founded in 1974, it has enjoyed the trust of patients and referring physicians throughout Southeast Michigan.

  • Nephrology Associates of Michigan
  • 5333 McAuley Dr.
    Suite 4003
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • Phone: 734.712.3470
  • Email: info@kidneyaa.com


Hemodialysis Access - August 26, 2019
The hemodialysis (HD) access site is one of the most important factors in ensuring adequate and timely dialysis. HD access is found in all end-stage renal disease patients and... (Read More)

Let's Beat It! - July 23, 2019
Since dialysis patients are particularly sensitive to hot weather and the complications of heat exhaustion and dehydration - as well as the related challenges of over-hydrating... (Read More)

Does My Diet Matter? - March 5, 2019
Dietary habits have long been associated with hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Cumulative scientific evidence points towards dietary contribution to increasing morbidity in... (Read More)

What is Your Dialysis Plan??? - February 1, 2019
We get it. Nobody wants to ever think about dialysis. In fact, the reason you come to this clinic is so we can try to put off needing dialysis for as long as possible. Dialysis is what happens... (Read More)

Advanced Care Planning: Do you have a plan? - May 12, 2018
End of life Decision making can be a difficult chore for many of us. No one really wants to think about dying or how we want to live out the last of our days, but we should. Just as we plan for how... (Read More)

Watch Out for This. - March 2, 2018
Have High Blood Pressure or Diabetes? Watch Out for This. You probably don’t connect your high blood pressure, also called hypertension, to kidney damage—but you should, suggests Dr. Maru... (Read More)

Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease - February 27, 2018
Gout is a fairly common condition that many of my patients ask about. I have therefore compiled a list of questions and answers to increase your understanding of the condition and treatment... (Read More)

Controlling Phosphorous and Beyond - January 30, 2018
I frequently talk to my patients about keeping phosphorous under control. Some of my patients have wondered why I talk about phosphorous all the time. Well phosphorus is not just... (Read More)

Combating Chronic Kidney Disease with Exercise
- December 30, 2017
More than 20 million Americans adults have chronic kidney disease and because of difficult to see warning signs late detection is common.  The leading cause of death in patients... (Read More)

Dialyzing Steadfastly
- November 2, 2017
The prospect of starting dialysis may be overwhelming, daunting, and bleak. According to the National Kidney Foundation, the average life expectancy of an individual... (Read More)

Why is Potassium so Important? - October 10, 2017
Potassium is a mineral that controls nerve and muscle function. The heart beats at a normal rhythm because of potassium. Potassium is also necessary for... (Read More)

Fluid and Sodium Restriction for Hemodialysis Patients - September 5, 2017
I’m Thirsty!! Why do I need to restrict Sodium and fluids? The kidneys are vital to many body functions; most importantly they regulate water fluid level... (Read More)

Dry, Itchy Skin - January 27, 2017
Do you have dry, itchy skin? You are not alone! Between 22% and 57% of dialysis patients have experience these symptoms. This condition is called... (Read More)

Iron Defiency Anemia - November 30, 2016
What is iron? Iron is one of the minerals in the human body. It is one of the components of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that helps... (Read More)

Hyperphosphatemia - November 2, 2016
Hyperphosphatemia (high phosphate) is an electrolyte disturbance noted by an abnormal elevation of phosphate in the blood. When your kidneys are... (Read More)

Resistant Hypertension - October 18, 2016
Hypertension continues to be one of the most frequent health conditions in the United States of America. Although many can control their blood press... (Read More)

Kidney Transplant - August 22, 2016
Progressive renal failure leading to end stage renal disease requires artificial support such as dialysis or a kidney transplant to sustain life. According to... (Read More)

Good Blood Sugar Control Equals Lower Kidney Disease Risk - April 25, 2016
The National Kidney Foundation states that Diabetes Mellitus is currently the most common cause of kidney disease. Approximately 1/3 with diabetics... (Read More)

Welcome - October 2, 2015
Welcome to the Nephrology Associates of Michigan blog. Here we will share information about our practice, health information and helpful educational... (Read More)

How Clean Is Your Blood? - September 29, 2015
With normal kidney (renal) function, your kidneys work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to filter or clean your blood. Your kidneys are... (Read More)

Vaccinations Save Lives - August 1, 2015
You may not be expecting to have to get a shot at your kidney doctor’s office, but immunizations are an important part of your CKD (chronic kidney disease)... (Read More)

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