A cardiologist, endocrinologist and an oncologist may be some of the specialists that you may see depending on the progression of your kidney disease. Listed below is a description of the doctors and the field of medicine they specialize in.
|Cardiologist||A cardiologist is an internist who specializes in diseases of the heart, lungs and blood vessels and manages cardiac conditions that include heart attacks and abnormal heartbeat rhythms.
|Endocrinologist|| An endocrinologist is a physician who treats patients with diseases that affect hormone-producing glands. Endocrinologists can recognize problems with hormones and restore the natural balance of hormones in a patient's system. Endocrinologists provide treatment for a variety of functions and disorders including diabetes, thyroid diseases, metabolism, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders and glandular cancers. An endocrinologist can also conduct research, as well as develop new drugs and treatments for hormonal disorders.
|Oncologist||A oncologist is an internist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign and malignant tumors. The oncologist decides on and administers chemotherapy, as well as consulting with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatments for cancer.