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Nephrology

Our nephrology specialists offer a full spectrum of care for people facing kidney issues such as chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. We also care for patients pre- and post-kidney transplant and manage the treatment of patients with hypertension. You can count on us to provide consultation, screening, education, and treatment, dialysis care, and hospital care, if needed, such as continuous renal replacement therapy and dialysis for end-stage renal disease.

Providers

  • Nephrology

    Biography

    Micheal Adcox, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care. Dr. Adcox completed his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship through the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Boise State University.

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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Nephrology

    Biography

    William Y. Cheung is a Nephrologist at St. Luke's Clinic - Nephrology in Twin Falls, Idaho. 
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  • Nephrology

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  • Nephrology

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  • Nephrology

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  • Nephrology

    Biography

    Justo Gonzalez-Trapaga, MD specializes in treating acute kidney injuries. He also has professional interest in medical ethics and end-of-life care.

    Dr. Gonzalez-Trapaga has robust experience and expertise. He has completed three fellowships: one in nephrology at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, one in interventional nephrology at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, and one in medical ethics at University of South Florida Tampa General Hospital. This comprehensive and diverse training allows him to provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive care for his kidney and hypertension patients.

    In his free time, Dr. Gonzalez-Trapaga enjoys fishing, camping, and mountain biking with his wife and children.

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  • Nephrology

    Biography

    Nicholas Hunt, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care, and has special interest in difficult to control hypertension, fluid and electrolyte disorders, glomerulonephritis, kidney transplantation, and the management of advanced chronic kidney disease with or without dialysis.

    Dr. Hunt appreciates the long-term connection he develops with his patients through managing their illness. He completed his fellowship in renal disease and hypertension at the University of Colorado in Denver.

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  • Nephrology

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    Michael Mallea, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care. His main goal is to deliver compassionate and clinically superior care using evidence-based medicine to achieve optimal outcomes.  

    Dr. Mallea is an Idaho native from Caldwell.

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  • Nephrology

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    Michelle L. Myers, DO has professional interest in caring for patients with chronic kidney disease, especially the management of nutritional aspects of kidney disease, and treatment of difficult-to-control hypertension. 

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  • Nephrology

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    Nagraj Narasimhan, MD specializes in the practice of nephrology and hypertension. He received his training at Oregon Health Science University and has a special interest in kidney transplants, having been a member of the OHSU transplant team.

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  • Nephrology

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    Thomas Pintar, MD is involved in all aspects of nephrology care, and has special interest in difficult-to-control hypertension, fluid and electrolyte diseases, complex cases of glomerulonephritis, kidney transplantation, and the management of advanced chronic kidney disease, with or without dialysis.

    Dr. Pintar enjoys developing personal and professional long-term relationships with patients, and works with you to manage your illness. He has particular interest in helping patients manage dialysis treatment at home; he believes this offers the best opportunity for successful outcomes and improved quality of life. Dr. Pintar also believes that the key to kidney disease care resides in patient and family education, so you're able to make informed decisions regarding care options.

    Dr. Pintar received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also completed his residency training and served as chief medical resident.

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  • Nephrology

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  • Nephrology
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  • Nephrology

    Biography

    Liang Wu, MD has special interest in chronic kidney disease and hypertension treatment. He earned his medical degree in China and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center and Mountainside Hospital. He served as assistant professor and as an internist specializing in hospital medicine at University of Toledo, where he also completed his nephrology fellowship, training in broad spectrum kidney disease and kidney transplant.
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Articles & Resources

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  • Blog Post

    St. Luke's Better Health: Kidney Stones

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    St. Luke's Better Health: Kidney Disease and Diabetes

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