Dr. Vishal Ratkalkar, MD

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Dr. Vishal Ratkalkar, MD
Vishal Ratkalkar MD, FACP, FASN believes in empowering his patients with the knowledge of their problems so that they can become active participants in their healthcare. He strongly believes in educating them on all aspects of their disease and the treatment options available. This approach enables patients to make decisions that will complement their lifestyle and needs.

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He believes in collaborative care that enables individuals to lead their healthiest lives. Integrating the most recent medical advances combined with compassion and courtesy, are the core values of his practice. "By working together with patients, care partners, primary care physicians, and specialists, patients will receive the best care and achieve the best possible health outcomes." -Vishal Ratkalkar

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Georgia Renal and Hypertension Care2326 Highway 34 E # 201
Newnan, GA 30265
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Dr. Ratkalkar says...

Vishal Ratkalkar MD, FACP, FASN believes in empowering his patients with the knowledge of their problems so that they can become active participants in their healthcare. He strongly believes in educating them on all aspects of their disease and the treatment options available. This approach enables patients to make decisions that will complement their lifestyle and needs.

Dr. Ratkalkar's Care Philosophy

He believes in collaborative care that enables individuals to lead their healthiest lives. Integrating the most recent medical advances combined with compassion and courtesy, are the core values of his practice. 

"By working together with patients, care partners, primary care physicians, and specialists, patients will receive the best care and achieve the best possible health outcomes." -Vishal Ratkalkar

Dr. Ratkalkar says...

Dr. Ratkalkar has served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and as Associate Program Director of a residency program in Wisconsin prior to moving to Georgia. He continues to have a keen interest in keeping up with the current updates in Nephrology, and is a published expert in treating patients with kidney stones. Dr. Vishal Ratkalkar is currently board-certified in Nephrology and certified in Internal Medicine in 2004. He completed his fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was the Chief Fellow, and did his residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. He is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians and American Society of Nephrology. He has been the author of several publications and has written two textbook chapters in the field of Nephrology, including a chapter about "Clinical Evaluation of Hematuria" and "Mechanism of Stone Formation" in reputed peer reviewed books. 

Dr. Ratkalkar says...

Chronic kidney disease, dialysis care with special interest in home dialysis, stone disease prevention, secondary hypertension evaluation, post transplant care, electrolyte and acid base disorders.

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Dr. Ratkalkar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Nephrology
  •  Board certified in Nephrology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Nephrology

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Raritan Bay Med Ctr-Umdnj Rw Johnson

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Raritan Bay Med Ctr-Umdnj Rw Johnson

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Medical College Of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Telugu

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Specialties

  • Nephrology

Procedures Performed

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Dialysis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Puncture Aspiration