Having studied Nephrology,
Dr. Webb has been trained
to diagnose and treat diseases and complications of the kidneys. This may include kidney stones, kidney disease, renal failure, chronic urinary tract infections and other disorders related to the kidneys.
Nephrology is a specialized field of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disorders of the kidneys. Nephrologists, the physicians who practice nephrology, are trained in internal medicine but have specialized training in the treatment of the kidneys and related diseases.
When diagnosing diseases and disorders of the kidneys, nephrologists employ a wide range of procedures and diagnostic tests. These may include renal biopsies, urinalysis, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, kidney stone analysis, hypertension studies, hemofiltration, blood tests and tissue samples, among others.
Patients may be referred to nephrologists by their primary physician or other specialists, or may seek out care on their own to care for a number of different conditions related to the kidneys. Diseases or conditions affecting the kidneys may include renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), pyelonephritis (infection of one or both kidneys), glomerulonephritis (inflammatory disease of the kidneys), kidney stone disease, complications as a result of drug use or poisons, obstructive nephropathy, hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis (autoimmune disease), renal failure and a host of other conditions and diseases.
Having studied Internal Medicine,
Dr. Webb has been trained
to provide care to adult patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses and diseases, ranging from the very common to the very rare. Dr. Webb is also trained in general medicine, and is capable of treating patients for diseases that may have overlapping symptoms or complications.
Internal medicine is a specialized field of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of all types of adult diseases. Due to the fact that there are thousands of different diseases and afflictions that affect adults, internists (physicians who practice internal medicine) often serve as primary care physicians to their patients.
Internists play a crucial role in the diagnosis of disease in adult patients and perform a variety of diagnostic procedures and tests to assist in this process. Internists are trained to perform and analyze blood tests, review family histories, review diagnostic imaging tests, skin tests, biopsies, stress tests and endoscopies, among many other procedures, depending upon the patient’s condition or apparent symptoms.
Doctors of internal medicine are prepared to provide treatment patients with diseases that relate to, or encompass, more than one bodily system. It is this expertise that allows internists to be the “puzzle solvers” of primary care when it comes to making diagnoses; internists are often consulted for their diagnostic capabilities when other primary care physicians are unable to arrive at the correct diagnosis.