Patients | Eastern Nephrology

We recognize that each patient is different and that their goals are unique. Our physicians, advanced practitioner professionals, nurses and staff are trained to create a partnership with each patient so that the patient’s individual goals become the foundation of the treatment plan. ENA also recognizes that living with chronic illness is difficult and can be confusing. Therefore, we offer numerous services that manage the full continuum of kidney disease under “one roof”. Whether the focus is on medical management, dialysis, transplant or vascular access care, ENA aims to provide everything a patient may need. However, if a patient needs something that is not offered internally, we will help locate the best outside resource and continue to advocate on the patient’s behalf.

ENA’s efforts start even before a patient relationship is established. Despite the severity of kidney disease, kidney patients may not even realize that they are sick. ENA recognizes the importance of early detection and deploys resources into the communities we serve to promote disease awareness among the general population. Though advocacy and partnership with community resources, ENA aims to improve the health and well-being of the communities in which we all live.

Your First Visit

Your first visit with an ENA provider will include a physical examination and evaluation of your medical history including your current problem, your family’s medical history, and current medications. We will also obtain the necessary urine and blood tests at this visit.

In preparing for your appointment, we ask that you:

  • Complete the New Patient Packet that is mailed to you and bring it to your appointment.
  • Bring your insurance cards and photo I.D.
  • Bring a complete list of all medications, including any over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements. If you’ve signed up for MyChart, this information can be entered there.
  • Bring copies of old laboratory values you might have.
  • Be prepared to give a urine specimen.
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment .
  • Ask us about signing up for our Patient Portal/My Chart.

Lab Work

If you’re having lab work done, we have collection stations conveniently located at each of our offices. Days and hours of collection can vary by office, so be sure to check your office’s schedule here.

Prior to your draw session, please note these points about lab work:

  • You do NOT have to fast before testing is performed.
  • You should take your medicines as you normally would, EXCEPT for transplant anti-rejection drugs. If you are being tested for tacrolimus, or other anti-rejection medications, please wait at least 12 hours after your last dose before having blood levels tested. If you are unsure, please check with your provider.
  • It is ok to drink water, coffee, soda, or tea before coming for blood work. Being well hydrated actually makes it easier for us to find a vein for blood samples.
  • You will probably be asked for a urine sample, so if you have an urgent need to use the bathroom once you arrive at our office, please ask for a urine cup labeled with your name and date of birth, and we will be happy to help.
  • Our in-house labs enable us to provide same day results for most tests.

Total Kidney Care

Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are among the most vulnerable people in America. And, people with End State Kidney Disease (ESKD) can become some of the most medically complex patients and their treatment can be very costly.


Telemedicine allows you to visit with your provider without coming to the office.


We accept most insurance programs. If you have a question, call your ENA office.

Patient Portal

We make it easy to access your health records, track your progress, message your provider and more online through our secure patient portal, MyChart.