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Dr. Jean Robey

Nephrology and Dialysis
Peoria, AZ
22 years experience

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I grew up in Arizona graduating from Univeristy of Arizona Medical School. I left for training to Medical Univeristy of South Carolina. I trained for a year as a surgeon then completed my Internal Medicine and Nephrology training. I returned to Arizona in 2006 to practice.

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Nephrology and Dialysis

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English

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jean Robey
22 years experience
Kidney failure : There are extreme low protein diets that consists of mostly Amino Acid supplements that can delay uremia or accumulation of nitrogen toxins. You could... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jean Robey
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Proteinuria: You need immediate evaluation for excessive protein in urine. This may represent an autoimmune disorder.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Excessive hormones: Plasma levels are points in time so often a 24 hr catches total excessive production.
A 24-year-old member asked:
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Ureteral obstruction: A stricture or blockage of a ureter can cause increased pressure that translates up stream to the kidney and thus to the filters that make up the kidn... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Carotid disease: Any blood vessel may have a "blockage" due to internal clots/plaque or external pressure. The blockage can be graded and thus roughly estimated to be ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
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Flank pain: Flank pain coinciding with urination or peeing could be a sign of infection, obstruction like kidney stones or structures or reflux of urine back up i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Water consumption: Surprisingly the kidney is able to function on 400-800 cc a day of fluids but what is recommended is really based on 1) heart function 2) history of k... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
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Tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia without other symptoms including low blood pressure or chest pain or shortness of breath while on a beta blocker still needs investi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Elevated blood sugar: Elevated blood sugars while fasting (no food for more than 4 hrs) signifies intolerance to glucose or diabetes.
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Vimova: Vimova is a combination drug that contains over the counter Naproxen or Aleve plus a proton pump inhibitor or nexium (esomeprazole). Naproxen like mos... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Robey
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UTI: Infants with UTI must be investigated for urinary reflux.
A 34-year-old male asked:
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22 years experience
Stomach upset: If not native to india or have been away for a time consider the bacteria changes in foods. If native to india but having symptoms consider reflux. Tr... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Robey
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Poor digestion: Possible causes of early satiety include constipation reflux gastroparesis obstruction. Please see a gastroenterologist for tests imaging.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Asymmetrical kidneys: In general most kidneys are the same size. If the difference is more than a centimeter it may be significant. You may have been born that way. There m... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Prevention: The main goal is to avoid harming kidneys with 1) avoiding toxins 2) staying hydrated 3) controlling contributing diseases 4) education about kidney f... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jean Robey
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AIN, bladder CA: Leukocytes are not seen in the urine routinely and can be a sign of inflammation or infection or abnormal cells anywhere within the urinary tract.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Kidney pancreas tx: Patients who recieve pancreas transplant typically have diabetes. Many have kidney involvement also. Occasionally both a pancreas and kidney transplan... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Extra renal pelvis : The pelvis of the kidney is middle where everything centers. As urine is made by filtering blood this area collects urine then leads out through urete... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Hepatitis C: Decreased immune system and more bilirubin in urine causing dark urine does mean worsening hepatitis. You should see a gastroenterologist for testing.... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Abdominal pain: Without knowing severity length or other associated factors the location and timing suggest pain from intestinal motility. If severe could be related ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
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Food poisoning: Overgrowth of bacteria in food causes "food poisoning".
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Overeating: Consider why you eat and what you eat. You are young and may have social circumstance where poor food choices are or where food is always present and ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Weight gain: Large gains in weight overnight is certainly fluid related. Please see your doctor and have urine checked.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Infection: Likely there is a urinary tract or prostate infection. Get the urine tested as you may need antibiotics.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Menstruation in ESRD: Menstruation changes during kidney failure due to fluctuations in hormones. That alone may be more of a factor than doing pd but since pd involves inf... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
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Herbal unknown: Many drugs can interfere with immunosuppressive drugs metabolism and levels. Moringa oleifera is a nutritional supplement that is most like a multivit... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Routine: Pckd is a genetic disorder that results in architectural cysts within the kidney. Routine labs to look at hemoglobin level, basic chemistries and urin... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Robey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Robey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Had all tests: EKG, echo, blood, thalium stress tests, enzymes, thyroid--all normal. BBB, but judged not significant. Safe to travel 108-120
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i have had 3 urine postives for pregnanvy but my blood is <2 for hcg wondering what could b going on
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