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About Us

Welcome to Nephrology Specialists, a medical group serving patients in Northwest Indiana - Counties of Lake, Porter and LaPorte since 1982. We provide excellent comprehensive health care to our patients with emphasis on kidney disease, hypertension, kidney stones and anemia. Nephrology Specialists strives to deliver personalized, educational and preventive health care options to provide long-term outcomes for our patients. Nephrology Specialists fields a staff of eight Board Certified physicians in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Our vital support staff includes Advanced Practice Nurses, RN's, LPN's, medical assistants and administrative personnel.

We are truly nephrology specialists, solely dedicated to all your kidney needs. At Nephrology Specialists, we are proud to utilize a variety of qualified individuals who bring their own diverse knowledge to the practice. Our experienced medical staff takes great pride in treating each of our patients as a valued individual. When you visit our offices, you’ll always receive a strong diagnosis and a focused treatment plan targeted to your specific needs. We offer personalized, educational and preventive health care options, providing long-term outcomes for our patients. We realize there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all cure, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your diagnosis. You’ll be evaluated with your full medical history in mind, allowing us to carry out the most effective treatment option for whatever ailment you face. Thank you for giving Nephrology Specialists your trust in caring for your healthcare needs. We look forward to helping you.


Our Services

Kidney Disease

Kidney diseases are disorders that affect the kidneys; the two organs that remove waste products, produce certain hormones, and regulate the level of chemicals in blood. A major function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. These waste products and excess fluid are removed through urine.


Hypertension (high blood pressure) is characterized by a persistent increase in the force that the blood exerts upon the walls of the arteries. It is normal for this force to increase with stress or physical exertion, but with hypertension, blood pressure is high even at rest.

Kidney Stones

Also known as renal calculi, form when substances in the urine concentrate and coalesce into hard, solid lumps in the kidney. Calcium-containing stones are the most common, accounting for about 70 to 80 percent of renal calculi (most of these consist of calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate). Other stones are composed of uric acid or a combination of magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate.


Anemia occurs when blood does not have enough red blood cells or when the blood does not have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying pigment found in red blood cells. Anemia can be life-threatening. Although there are over 400 different forms of anemia, the three most common include: iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin b12 anemia and folic acid deficiency.

Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have understanding of ailments related to the topic of Kidney Disease (Kidney Failure). These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Kidney Failure or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

My Access – Patient Portal

Ways to facilitate a pleasant visit:

Upon Check in, please have the following ready: (Current Insurance cards, Photo ID, Co-Payment, Referral for visit).  Bring all medication bottle to every clinic visit.  If you require copies of your labs, please ask the Medical Assistant at the start of your visit.  Report any recent hospitalizations.  Please request prescription refills during your visit.  Have your questions ready…make a list.   ake the lab order you receive at your visit with you to your testing facility.  Please call us prior to any medication changes from you other physicians.  Notify us if you change primary physicians.  Have your labs and or any testing completed prior to your visit.​

New Patients

In order to ensure that your visit is as swift as possible, please feel free to print and complete any of the following forms applicable to your visit. Arriving with all necessary paperwork greatly assists our staff in creating and updating your file while limiting your overall wait time.
If you have any questions about any of our forms, please Contact a member of our staff for more information.


New Patient Registration Form

Pay Your Bill

If you would like to contact our Billing service please phone (219) 738-6726 or you may pay your bill online at the link below. If you wish to pay online, you will need the invoice number and the patient’s last name.


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Patient Portal

We encourage our patients to utilize our Patient Portal via Health Companion. The patient portal allows you access to your health information including your health history, clinical summaries, lab results, medication list and more.


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Contact Us

Call or Email Us Today

Do you need to schedule an appointment? Call us today at any of our convenient locations. Or you can simply send us an Email at any time and we will respond on the next business day.

  • (219) 769-5227 Merrillville/Gary
  • (219) 878-9531 Michigan City
  • (219) 931-5227 Munster/Hammond
  • (219) 764-8020 Portage/Valpo​

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Educational Resources

National Kidney Foundation hyperlink
American Diabetes Association hyperlink
National Kidney Foundation hyperlink
DaVita hyperlink
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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease hyperlink
MedlinePlus hyperlink