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Welcome to our practice!

Prior to your visit please have your packet filled out completely. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your new patient appointment and have your current medication list and insurance cards available.  Also be prepared to give a urine sample when you arrive. You will only need to give a urine sample on your 1st visit with us. We look forward to seeing you!

Preparing for Your Visit

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Completed forms can be mailed to:
Sierra Nevada Nephrology Consultants
670 Sierra Rose Drive
Reno, Nevada 89511

Services

Nephrology involves the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and the care of those requiring renal replacement therapy, including dialysis and renal transplant patients. The physicians of Sierra Nevada Nephrology Consultants provide for all aspects of the prevention and treatment of kidney disease including the following.

Kidney Disease

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • High Risk Obstetric Patients
  • Polycystic Kidney Diseases
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones – Medical Management and Prevention
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Preparation of Patients, Supervision & Management
  • Kidney Transplant Donor Evaluation
  • Metabolic Acid-Base Disorders
  • Nutritional Information and Support
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Training and Support
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Renal Osteodystrophy (Kidney Related Bone Disease)

Patient Responsibilities

Effective health care requires that patients participate in their care. Patients are responsible for providing information about past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters related to their health. To participate effectively in decision making, patients must take responsibility for asking questions when they do not fully understand information and instructions.

Patients are responsible for informing their physicians if they anticipate problems in following the prescribed treatment. Patients are responsible for providing necessary information for insurance claims and for working with the staff to make payment arrangements, when necessary. We accept most major insurances, and co-pays are expected at the time of your visit. Please make sure you bring your insurance and referral information with you to your appointment. If you have billing questions, you can reach our billing personnel at 775.322.4550.

It is important to remember that a person’s health depends on much more than health care services. Patients are responsible for recognizing the impact of their lifestyle on their personal health.

Patient Privacy

This notice describes how health information about you (as a patient of this practice) may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to your health information. This is required by the Privacy Regulations created as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Our practice is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your health information. We are required by law to maintain the confidentiality of your health information. We realize that these laws are complicated, but we must provide you with the following important information: Use and disclosure of your health information in certain special circumstances.

The following circumstances may require us to use or disclose your health information:

To public health authorities and health oversight agencies that are authorized by law to collect information.

Lawsuits and similar proceedings in response to a court or administrative order.

If required to do so by a law enforcement official.

When necessary to reduce or prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of another individual or the public. We will only make disclosures to a person or organization able to help prevent the threat.

If you are a member of U.S. or foreign military forces (including veterans) and if required by the appropriate authorities.

To federal officials for intelligence and national security activities authorized by law.

To correctional institutions or law enforcement officials if you are an inmate or under the custody of a law enforcement official.

For Workers Compensation and similar programs.

Regarding your health information

You have the right to the following items regarding your health information:

You can request that our practice communicate with you about your health and related issues in a particular manner or at a certain location. For instance, you may ask that we contact you at home, rather than work. We will accommodate reasonable requests.

You can request a restriction in our use or disclosure of your health information for treatment, payment, or health care operations. Additionally, you have the right to request that we restrict our disclosure of your health information to only certain individuals involved in your care or the payment for your care, such as family members and friends. We are not required to agree to your request; however, if we do agree, we are bound by our agreement except when otherwise required by law, in emergencies, or when the information is necessary to treat you.

You have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of the health information that may be used to make decisions about you, including patient medical records and billing records, but not including psychotherapy notes. You must submit your request in writing to Sierra Nevada Nephrology Consultants 670 Sierra Rose, Reno, Nevada 89511.

You may ask us to amend your health information if you believe it is incorrect or incomplete, and as long as the information is kept by or for our practice. To request an amendment, your request must be made in writing and submitted to Sierra Nevada Nephrology Consultants 670 Siearra Rose, Reno, Nevada 89511. You must provide us with a reason that supports your request for amendment.

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