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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer

Nephrology and Dialysis
ANCHORAGE, AK
29 years experience male

About

Bio

Completed Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency at UT Houston Completed Combined Adult and Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at UT Houston Currently practicing Adult/Pediatric Nephrology and ICU medicine in Anchorage Alaska Clinical faculty member of the University of Washington

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

196 Answers
108 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Serum Creatinine: The serum creatinine is used to estimate kidney function. This information is present on all labs identified as the eGFR. Normal is >90, Stage 1 >90 with urine protein present, Stage 2 60-90, Stage 3 30-59, Stage 4 15-29, Stage 5 <15, Stage 6 on dialysis. The eGFR is an estimate and the real function is generally +/- 50% of the number. Example eGFR 30 could really be anywhere from 15-45.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Comorbities: Dialysis keeps people with severe kidney disease from dying of kidney failure. People on dialysis will all die from diseases other than renal failure. Life expectancy is typically related to how healthy the person is other than their kidney disease. I have patients that have lived more than 25 years on dialysis. The key is limiting cardiovascular risk and following the teams instructions.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Any Kidney Disease: Obviously hypertension can cause kidney injury and thus induce protein losses from the kidney. Almost all glomerular (filter) diseases of the kidney--cause damage to the vessels of the kidney filter inducing a loss of protein in the urine. In addition the kidney in response to the blood vessel injury is to demand more flow through the production of hormones raising the blood pressure.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gitomer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gitomer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks! Your quick answer helped me understand why I was feeling this way. I will continue to work out & I hope I will start to feel better
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Thanks for your quick reply! Well the lung tumor is NSCLC squamous and the kidney was told not to be concerned about is it was also considered to be Low Grade ?
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Thanks Dr. I undergo uzd and even dippler uzd but the dr said my kidneys are all normal. But i had hematuria which i dont understand why.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 1992MD
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