Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Nephrology

Having kidney issues can be scary. Find comfort in knowing that you can see experts in your community.

At Carris Health, we provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for disorders and diseases of the kidneys. This includes renal failure, diabetic kidney disease and hypertension.

General Nephrology and Hypertension

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Inherited renal diseases (ADPKD, hyperoxaluria)
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Hypertension and resistant hypertension
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Acid base imbalances
  • Electrolyte imbalances

Acute Nephrology:

  • Placement of hemodialysis catheters under ultrasound guidance
  • Placement of central line catheters for vasopressor infusion and CVP monitoring
  • Evaluation and treatment of acute kidney injury (renal failure) in hospitalized patients

Renal Transplantation:

  • Pre-transplant evaluation
  • Post-transplant evaluation
  • Management of antirejection medications
  • Management of rejection
  • Management of transplant infections

Renal Ultrasonography

  • Ultrasound evaluation of the kidneys
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy of the renal allograft

Dialysis:

  • Management of hemodialysis
  • Management of peritoneal dialysis
  • Management of continuous renal replacement therapy (CVVH, Slow Efficiency Hemodialysis)

Nephrology Team Members

Carris Health - Willmar Main Clinic

Nephrology Visiting Physician

Carris Health - Redwood Hospital: 507-637-4631

Park Nicollet: