Penn nephrologists work closely with referring doctors to help diagnose and treat patients who have kidney disorders. In addition to providing consultations, the faculty and staff of Penn's Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division organize and lead academic conferences, advance research in the field of nephrology, and work together to educate and empower the next generation of nephrologists.
The department also publishes a semi-annual newsletter, the Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division Update.
Physician Services with Penn PhysicianLink®
Penn PhysicianLink® is an exclusive program that helps all referring physicians connect with Penn Medicine. This comprehensive package of support services expedites and facilitates direct physician communication for patient consults, referrals, transfers and appointments.
Penn PhysicianLink offers:
- An exclusive, physician-only phone line, which provides rapid access to Penn Medicine physicians for patient consults, referrals and medical transfers, 24/7.
- Access to emergency services, including Penn Medicine's nationally and internationally recognized level 1 trauma center, Penn Neuro–Emergency Transfer, Penn Heart Rescue® and PennSTAR® Flight Program
- Online access to patients' medical records and clinical information including patient encounters, lab reports, radiology reports, medications and physician correspondence.
- Physician video channel, highlighting innovations in research and clinical practice.