Nephrology Specialists in California

Los Angeles (220)San Francisco (135)San Diego (119)Sacramento (85)Fresno (54)
San Jose (50)Torrance (43)Oakland (40)Long Beach (37)La Jolla (36)Bakersfield (35)Orange (33)Palo Alto (30)Riverside (29)Beverly Hills (28)Modesto (28)Downey (26)Anaheim (25)Fontana (23)Loma Linda (23)Stanford (23)Garden Grove (22)Stockton (22)Walnut Creek (22)Berkeley (21)Roseville (19)West Hollywood (19)Fountain Valley (18)Santa Monica (18)Montebello (17)Fremont (16)Northridge (16)Chula Vista (15)Hayward (15)Inglewood (15)Irvine (15)Lynwood (15)Newport Beach (15)Pasadena (15)Glendale (14)Santa Rosa (14)Victorville (14)Oxnard (13)San Bernardino (13)Tarzana (13)Upland (13)Visalia (13)Lancaster (12)Los Alamitos (12)Mission Hills (12)Thousand Oaks (12)Antioch (11)Santa Clara (11)Vallejo (11)Whittier (11)Escondido (10)Monterey Park (10)Palm Springs (10)Panorama City (10)Redding (10)San Dimas (10)San Leandro (10)Woodland Hills (10)Baldwin Park (9)Banning (9)Concord (9)Covina (9)Daly City (9)El Centro (9)Encinitas (9)Lakewood (9)Madera (9)Pomona (9)Salinas (9)Turlock (9)Chico (8)Colton (8)Corona (8)Merced (8)Mission Viejo (8)Mountain View (8)Napa (8)Santa Barbara (8)Santa Cruz (8)Sunnyvale (8)Sylmar (8)Van Nuys (8)Westminster (8)Burbank (7)Elk Grove (7)Encino (7)Fairfield (7)Greenbrae (7)Highland (7)La Mesa (7)National City (7)Ontario (7)Redwood City (7)San Pablo (7)Santa Ana (7)Santa Maria (7)Costa Mesa (6)Harbor City (6)Norco (6)West Hills (6)Bellflower (5)Camarillo (5)Laguna Hills (5)Moreno Valley (5)Oceanside (5)Paramount (5)Pleasanton (5)Redlands (5)San Juan Capistrano (5)San Luis Obispo (5)Vacaville (5)Ventura (5)Alhambra (4)Arcadia (4)Calexico (4)Carmichael (4)Commerce (4)Coronado (4)Cudahy (4)Delano (4)Eureka (4)Fullerton (4)Granada Hills (4)Hemet (4)Huntington Park (4)Newhall (4)Richmond (4)San Marcos (4)Simi Valley (4)South San Francisco (4)Temecula (4)Travis AFB (4)Watsonville (4)Wildomar (4)Burlingame (3)Capitola (3)Castro Valley (3)Culver City (3)Del Mar (3)Dixon (3)Duarte (3)Dublin (3)El Segundo (3)Freedom (3)Glendora (3)Huntington Beach (3)La Quinta (3)Livermore (3)Lodi (3)Manteca (3)Monterey (3)North Hollywood (3)Novato (3)Oroville (3)Palm Desert (3)Petaluma (3)Porterville (3)Ridgecrest (3)Rocklin (3)San Rafael (3)Santa Clarita (3)Tracy (3)Tustin (3)Woodland (3)

Learn more about Nephrology Specialists

A nephrologist specializes in the health needs of people with kidney diseases and disorders. Nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney problems, such as kidney stones and kidney failure. They also help manage the conditions that kidney diseases can cause, such as high blood pressure.

A nephrologist typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and kidney function

  • Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic diseases and conditions that affect the kidneys including high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, kidney disease, kidney failure, and kidney stones

  • Evaluates whether a person with kidney disease needs dialysis or a kidney transplant

  • Orders and performs kidney dialysis procedures

  • Analyzes the results of kidney disease screenings including urine tests, blood tests, and biopsies

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Provides care before and after kidney transplants and other kidney surgeries

  • Creates lifestyle plans for helping patients maintain their kidney function including dietary and medication changes

  • Oversees healthcare professionals who help patients manage their kidney conditions, such as surgeons, nutritionists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and social workers

Nephrologists may also be known by the following names: kidney doctor, renal specialist, or kidney specialist.

There are 1695 specialists practicing Nephrology in California with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 382 hospitals in California with affiliated Nephrology specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach.