The Hypertenstion and Kidney Center of St. Louis provides quality, compassionate care for patients with kidney disease and high blood pressure.
Tricia Pavlopoulos, MD
Dr. Tricia Pavlopoulos is a board certified doctor of internal medicine and nephrology. She enjoyed medical school, residency and her fellowship training right here in St. Louis at Washington University.
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A nephrologist is a medical doctor who specializes in kidney care and treating diseases of the kidneys. The term nephrologist comes from the Greek word “nephros”, which means kidney or renal and “ologist” refers to someone who studies. Nephrologists are also called kidney doctors. Nephrologists are educated in internal medicine and then undergo more training to specialize in treating patients with kidney diseases. We commonly treat chronic kidney disease (CKD), polycystic kidney disease (PKD), acute renal failure, kidney stones and high blood pressure and are well-educated on all aspects of kidney transplantation and dialysis.
What is a nephrologist?
We treat end stage kidney disease (both peritoneal and hemodialysis), chronic kidney disease, acute renal failure, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, and more. We follow patients before and after kidney transplantation, and we help coordinate the timing of transplantation with several transplant centers.