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, October 16, 2014

Kidney & Hypertension Associates joins the St. Tammany Quality Network

Covington, LA   Kidney & Hypertension Associates physicians are proud to have joined the St. Tammany Quality Network (STQN). The STQN is a physician led organization comprising of a select group of approximately 180 key physicians from the St. Tammany Parish medical community who have joined together in a clinically integrated way with a keen focus on providing the best possible care to our community in the most efficient manner. for more information click here Source STQN.org

St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System share future vision for healthcare in western St. Tammany Parish

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Brenda Ledet, APRN, ANP-C joins Kidney & Hypertension Associates

Brenda Ledet, APRN, ANP-C
Brenda joined Kidney & Hypertension Associates in July, 2013. Brenda earned her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) in 1998 and began practicing at St. Tammany Parish Hospital (STPH) as a Registered Nurse. After a decade of providing compassionate nursing care for patients at STPH, Brenda returned to SLU and obtained a master’s degree in Advanced Practice Registered Nursing in 2010. She is Board Certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and a life-long resident of Covington, Louisiana. Brenda works very closely with the physicians of Kidney & Hypertension Associates while providing advanced practice nursing care to patients in communities near her home town.