Whether you are sick or just need to find a general practitioner, at Passaic Medical and Wellness you will find the medical doctor in Passaic who fits the bill. Our staff is made of experienced doctors, clinicians, nurse practitioners, and skilled medical technicians. The medical director of our nephrology office in Passaic is Dr. Alexander Swan, MD, who is a Board certified nephrologist with over fifteen years of experience. Our internist is Dr. Leticia Decastro who has been in practice for over 25 years. Shefali Kumar, MSN, has over 18 years of experience. We treat a wide variety of medical conditions including general well visits, physical exams, trauma and emergency care, common illnesses, allergies, flu vaccines, and provide care to adults and children over 10 years of age. We are also pleased to provide cosmetic procedures like Botox®.
Nephrology is the medical specialty that focuses on conditions and abnormalities of the kidneys. At the nephrology office in Passaic, the kidneys are treated when they are affected by chronic and systematic diseases as well as acute injury, infections, and kidney stones. There is a growing need for renal medicine due to the prevalence of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. As the Baby Boom generation enters their later years, there will be further need for nephrology. You would be referred to a nephrologist if there are any signs of kidney disease, including blood or protein in the urine, disturbances of electrolyte and acid/base balance, kidney stones, acute kidney failure, and chronic kidney disease. A nephrologist might perform a kidney biopsy to make an accurate diagnosis of your kidney issue.
The nephrology office in Passaic will care for patients for a long period of time, managing their kidney problems through end-stage renal failure. Our nephrologist will coordinate care with your primary care physicians, surgeons, and other health professionals. Patients may be referred for dialysis or a kidney transplant if this proves to be your best option. At Passaic Medical and Wellness, our team will do a full preventative screening to see if you have any kidney abnormalities. We will work with you to formulate your best treatment option. For general health care, or for more specific treatment, give us a call today.