About Me

Kidney and Hypertension Associates is a physician group that specializes in the treatment of patients with kidney diseases, hypertension, diabetes and stone disease. Kidney and Hypertension Associates was formed by Dr. David Powers who started a part-time nephrology practice on the Northshore in 1998 in conjunction with LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where he was a professor. Dr. Powers left LSU in the year 2000 to pursue a full-time private practice. Kidney and Hypertension Associates is the medical director of 4 dialysis units which are located in Hammond, Lacombe, and Slidell. Our physicians and nurse practitioner also care for patients in other dialysis units so as to provide service to all of the Northshore communities. In addition, Kidney & Hypertension Associates physicians and practitioners maintain a large hospital practice to care for our patients as well as to provide consulting services to other physicians in hospitals throughout the Northshore. Our goal is to be the premier nephrology practice on the Northshore and to continue the same compassionate care which we committed to from the start.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Chronic Kidney Disease Program in Louisiana improves patientoutcomes

Kidney disease affects millions of people in the United States. In Louisiana, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is even more prevalent than in the rest of the country. In the past it has been accepted that people with kidney disease progress to end stage renal disease and ultimately require dialysis.That is no longer the case! Through closer physician oversight and the involvement of other focused health care providers, it is now possible to slow the progression of CKD. Kidney & Hypertension Associates has always been the leader in providing the highest quality of care for patients with kidney disease on the northshore. This program will provide a framework to insure improved patient outcomes and a delay the patient's need for dialysis.

For more information about the CKD Program at Kidney & Hypertension Associates, please call at (985) 893-0911.