KIDNEY DISEASE
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Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease

Screening for CKD

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Hypertension

Hypertension, also known as High Blood Pressure, is the most common disease on the face of earth. Its complications are the most common cause of death worldwide


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Diabesity®

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is the new pandemic of our lifetime. It is the leading cause of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and complete kidney failure, which may require dialysis or transplant


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Chronic Kidney Disease

Reversing kidney failure is our dream. Arresting the progression of kidney failure is our hope and vision. Delaying the progression of kidney disease is an achievable goal


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Kidney Transplant

A kidney transplant is the ultimate gift of life. However, there are many factors involved in the process of both donating a kidney and receiving one


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Dialysis

Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis? It is natural to have fears, questions, and hesitation. Moreover, understanding your available options is important


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Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a common disease that is increasing in occurrence. The kidneys play a role in fluid retention for patients with CHF


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Dr. Ahmad Oussama Rifai, home of The Virtual Nephrologist

The Virtual Nephrologist
Great passion for healing

Dr. Ahmad Oussama Rifai holds certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in the specialty of Internal Medicine and the subspecialty of Nephrology.

Philosophy is:
– AWARENESS, PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION and EDUCATION.

Main interests are:
– Hypertension.
– Chronic Kidney Disease, CKD, awareness and early detection.
– Dialysis, both Hemodialysis, HD –  Home Hemodialysis, HHD and Peritoneal Dialysis, PD.
– Hospital Nephrology and Critical Care Nephrology.
– Medical Bioethics and the intersection between Kidney Disease, Dialysis and end of life.


Primary Care

Valuable resources for Primary Care


Nephrologists

Valuable resources for Nephrologists


Cardiologists

Valuable resources for Cardiologists

What is a Nephrologist?

From Home The Virtual Nephrologist:

A NEPHROLOGIST, often called a renal physician or a kidney doctor, is a specialist who, after receiving a medical degree, has completed three years of specialty training in internal medicine and at least two years of further training in the medical treatment of patients with kidney diseases. This training qualifies the nephrologist to diagnose and treat all kidney diseases comprehensively. Nephrologists also deliver all forms of dialysis and therapeutic plasma exchange.

Patients with kidney disease often require medications, and nephrologists adjust these medications according to the level of kidney function. One of the nephrologist’s major activities is the use of an artificial kidney machine or dialysis machine to treat patients with acute and chronic kidney failure. This is called dialysis or renal replacement therapy (RRT).

Reversing Kidney Failure and Dialysis is our dream.

Arresting the progression of Kidney Failure is our hope and vision.

Controlling and delaying the progression of Kidney Disease is an achievable  goal.



From the Desk of Dr. Rifai, The Virtual Nephrologist



Complete Kidney failure, when should I start DIALYSIS ? what to look for?

QUESTIONS TO ASK THE NEPHROLOGIST? stage of my kidney function and Progression?

How to check my blood pressure, so my provider can make the RIGHT decision



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