Nephrology & Kidney Care
Dr. Havill is a board certified Nephrologist through the American Board of Internal Medicine. The specialization of Nephrology deals with an array of disorders, not just of the kidneys, but also of hypertension, electrolyte disorders, kidney stones, an array of autoimmune disorders, preparation and management of end stage kidney disease, post kidney transplant care and edema.
We provide acute inpatient care at a variety of rural locations including Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings Nebraska, Ozarks Medical Center and Western Missouri Medical Center in Missouri, St Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka, California, and others in Salida Colorado, and in various rural areas in and around Tennessee.
Dialysis and Dialysis Options
Dialysis in the Hospital
We offer bedside care for St. Thomas West, St. Thomas Midtown and various other local hospitals via 24/7 in person visits or telemedicine consultation.
Dialysis in the Dialysis Clinic
We offer dialysis treatments at multiple locations in the Nashville area and throughout Tennessee and the list is growing. Talk to us about the available clinic dialysis options that you may have.
Tech-Assisted Home Dialysis
As part of the Sanderling company, we distinguish ourselves from other Dialysis providers in a number of ways. Technician assisted home hemodialysis is a therapy that we promote. It allows the patients the comfort of staying in their own home while one of our technicians comes out to perform hemodialysis for them. If patients are able, with the additional support they need, we can train them to perform home hemodialysis for themselves. However, for the majority of patients this unfortunately is not an option for various reasons. Our focus has been, and will remain to be, the comfort of patients going through this difficult time and to provide the best outcomes for them.
We provide and encourage options for home hemodialysis therapy. This service allows the patients the comfort of staying in their own home and performing the service themselves at their convenience. If patients are able, with the additional support they need, we train them to perform home hemodialysis for themselves. Our focus has been, and will remain to be, providing comfort for patients going through this difficult time and to provide the best outcomes for them. According to Kidney.org., ”Studies show that the more you know about your treatment and the more you do on your own, the better you are likely to do on dialysis.”
IKS works closely with kidney transplantation doctors to guide treatment and care before and after a patient has had a kidney transplant. Ongoing management treatment is key to a successful transplant.