Nephrology Associates of NE Florida’s Comprehensive Kidney Care Clinic (CKCC) is designed as a means to better recognize and care for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The clinic, focuses on early identification and risk stratification of CKD patients and their associated illnesses (comorbidities), early intervention to treat these comorbidities, and if necessary, preparation for dialysis and/or renal transplantation in a timely fashion to prevent complications.
The use of advanced practice partners when needed enhances patient education, coordination of care with other specialists and the patient’s primary care physician, while developing care plans and follow-up. The practice also utilizes electronic medical records enabling us to provide timely communication to other providers.
The main focus of our clinic is to elevate the standard of care from what the patients and their referring physicians might simply accept as adequate and what they ideally would like to receive from their kidney specialists.
We are the only private practice in the Greater Jacksonville area with a dedicated Kidney transplant clinic managed by a Transplant Nephrologist. The transplant clinic is spear-headed by Dr Juan Chique-Figueroa. Dr Chique completed his Nephrology Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville.
We work closely with the Transplant Centers in the area to manage patients immediately after their kidney transplant. Most transplant centers follow patients only for a few months after transplant surgery. Our multidisciplinary Transplant team follows and takes care of kidney transplant patients for life.
CKD Educational Series Schedule
Nephrology Associates of NE Florida feels that an educated patient is an empowered patient. By making more informed decisions, patients become their own best advocate. We have been offering free monthly education seminars taught by our nurse practitioner and physician assistant since 2007. Sessions typically last about 1 to 2 hours and are done in an informal setting at our main office in Jacksonville. Patient participation is encouraged and family members or loved ones are invited to attend as well. Below is a list of the topics discussed and the dates offered. Please call (904)389-5333 to reserve your spot today!
- What are kidneys and why are they important?
- What are the signs and symptoms of kidney failure?
- What kind of diet do I need to be on?
- What are my options when my kidneys fail?
- Pros and cons of blood and peritoneal (stomach) dialysis.
- Home dialysis options.
- What is the difference between a fistula, a graft and a catheter?
- How is anemia related to kidney disease?
- How does kidney disease affect my bones?
- What if I don’t want to do dialysis?