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Welcome to Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension

The Pediatric Nephrology Service of Walter Reed Bethesda and National Capital Region offers outpatient and inpatient evaluation & management of infants, children, and adolescents with complex conditions involving the kidneys and urinary tract, as well as the evaluation of hypertension and elevated blood pressure. The service has the widest geographic range of any subspecialty service at Walter Reed Bethesda, with clinic locations close to where you live at Fort Belvoir, the Naval Academy, Joint Base Andrews, Fort Meade, and Bethesda. The Pediatric Nephrology service also offers 24/7 telephonic and video consultation to patients and providers world-wide.

Our team of pediatric nephrologists provide evaluation and treatment of:
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs), including UTIs due to vesicoureteral reflux, complex urologic conditions, and dysfunctional voiding
  • Solitary or single-functioning kidneys
  • Nephrotic Syndrome including minimal change, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and other causes
  • Proteinuria (protein in the urine)
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Kidney positional anomalies including pelvic kidneys, horseshoe kidneys, and cross-fused ectopia
  • Lupus nephritis and renal involvement of systemic rheumatologic disease such as Wegener's (Multidisciplinary Lupus Clinic available monthly)
  • Hypertension and elevated blood pressure
  • Kidney stones and nephrocalcinosis in infants, children, and teens, including stones caused by hypercalciuria and cystinuria
  • Glomerulonephritis (GN), including post-infectious/post-streptococcal, IgA nephropathy, and membranoproliferative GN
  • Disorders of sodium and water balance including hypernatremia, hyponatremia, the syndrome of inappropriate ADH (SIADH), diabetes insipidus, and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
  • Disorders of the renal tubule, including Fanconi syndrome, Renal Tubular Acidosis, Cystinosis, Gitelman's & Bartter's Syndrome, and Dent's Disease
  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal insufficiency (Chronic Kidney Disease), including complications such as anemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism, hyperkalemia, acid-base disorders, and short stature
  • Disorders of potassium balance
  • Enuresis, including Primary Nocturnal Enuresis and Dysfunctional Voiding
  • Antenatal pelviectasis and hydronephrosis, including hydronephrosis due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction and posterior urethral valves
  • Cystic Kidney Disease, including Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Autosomal Recessive PKD , multicystic dysplastic kidney, medullary cystic disease, medullary sponge kidney, and simple cysts
  • Renal transplant recipient management
  • Fitness for military service and for entry into service academies when a candidate has a history of blood pressure, urologic, or renal issues
Procedures provided are percutaneous renal biopsy, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, post-operative management of pediatric renal transplantation, and acute peritoneal and hemodialysis.

Patient Handouts and Educational Materials

Contact

Provider One-Call
1 (866) 295-4913 pin 1654454

Live-Person Appointing for all locations
(301) 400-1769

Walter Reed Bethesda
Location
Building: 19 Floor: 4

Hours of Operation
Monday & Wednesday
0900 - 1400

Phone
Main: (301) 295-4959

Fort Belvoir
Location
Building: River Pavilion, 1st Floor

Hours of Operation
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
0800 - 1600

Phone
Main: (571) 231-1065

Joint Base Andrews
Location
Building: Pediatric Swing Spaces

Hours of Operation
2nd Tuesday
0800 - 1600

Phone
Main: (240) 857-6900

Naval Academy Annapolis
Location
Building: Naval Health Clinic, Hospital Point, Pediatrics Clinic, 1st Floor

Hours of Operation
2nd Tuesday
0800 - 1200

Phone
Main: (410) 857-6900

Fort Meade
Location
Building: Pediatrics

Hours of Operation
4th Tuesday
0800 - 1200

Phone
Main: (240) 857-6900

World-wide Video-teleconference(VTC) consultation available