Primary Care Doctor
Primary Care Doctors in Columbus, OH
Nephrologist / Renal Doctor
Dr. Kirk P. Rankine is a Nephrologist / Renal Doctor in Columbus, OH
with special training and skill in diagnosing and treating diseases of the kidney.
As a Nephrologist / Renal Doctor, Kirk P. Rankine, MD performs
kidney maintenance and treatment of kidney dysfunctions. Nephrology / Renal Medicine is
a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that studies, diagnoses, and treats kidney dysfunction while preserving optimal kidney health. Significant diseases and conditions treated by
Nephrologist / Renal Doctors include acid-base disturbances, glomerular diseases (such as glomerulonephritis or the nephrotic syndrome), tubulointerstitial kidney diseases, tubular defects, vasculitis, autoimmune disease, and the effects of toxins on the kidney.
Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Nephrologist / Renal Doctors
include managing hypertension, managing fluids, electrolyte therapy, renal replacement therapy, dialysis, kidney transplantation, plasma exchange, and immunosuppression. Commonly used agents are prednisone, mycophenolate, cyclophosphamide, ciclosporin, tacrolimus, everolimus, thymoglobulin and sirolimus. Newer, so-called biologic drugs or monoclonal antibodies".
Nephrologist Renal Doctors in Columbus, OH
Internal Medicine Doctor
Dr. Kirk P. Rankine is an Internal Medicine Doctor in Columbus, OH
with special training and skill in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Internists specialize in puzzling medical problems and in the ongoing care of chronic illnesses. Internists also specialize in preventing disease by promoting health, and are trained to manage multisystem disease conditions that single-organ-disease specialists may not be trained to address.
As an Internal Medicine Doctor, Kirk P. Rankine, MD performs
assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment therapies for diseases and disorders in adult patients. Internal Medicine is
a medical specialty focused on study, prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of short and long term multi-organ conditions. Significant diseases and conditions treated by
Internal Medicine Doctors include cold and flu, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and chronic lung disease. Internists generally act as personal physicians and often develop long-term relationships with their patients.
Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Internal Medicine Doctors
include medical history reviews, physical exams, blood tests, scans, and other diagnostic tests, as well as specialist referrals. Internists may choose to practice only in the hospital, only in an outpatient clinic, or in both.
Internal Medicine Doctors in Columbus, OH