The Kidney & Hypertension Group

The Kidney & Hypertension Group
Florida's Only Certified Hypertension Center


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Common Presenting Symptoms for Zika Virus

Because you asked. The most common presenting symptoms of #Zika virus: Fever. Rash. Joint pain. Conjunctivitis (red eyes) Muscle pain. Headache. Pain behind the eyes. Vomiting.

Monday, August 22, 2016

25 Years Ago, He Gave Her A Heart And A Kidney

TWENTY-five years ago John Caldwell gave his wife Jeanette much more than just his heart — he also gave her his kidney. Having paved the way as Victoria’s first non-related pair to take part in a transplant, the couple are going stronger than ever and thrilled their devotion has paved the way for many others to be saved since. 25 years ago, John gave Jeanette his heart...and a kidney. The Caldwells have got a bond like no other. When Jeanette’s kidneys began failing in 1990 and her mother and sister were found not to match, John took a glance at the donor card and mentioned he just happened to also have B+ blood. While only one previous non-related kidney transplant had taken place in Australia, tests soon revealed the couple also happened to both carry two rare antigens that made them a perfect match. After nine months of testing, physical and psychological preparation, the doctors couple the chance to undertake the pioneering transplant at St Vincent’s Hospital just in time for exit eighth wedding anniversary. “The kidney hasn’t faulted,” Jeanette told the Herald Sun ahead of today’s 25th transplant anniversary.
“I’ve had quite a bit removed since the transplant because the anti-rejection drugs have caused quite a bit of concern, but I not connected to a machine and I am still walking around, I OK. “It is wonderful to see that we were the benchmark for all these people being helped, because I know what it is like to be really sick. “It is such a great thing to do and people should talk to their families and tell them their wishes.” John’s generosity hasn’t stopped with his wife of 33 years though. Now living near Caroline Springs, he has also donated blood more than 120 times as the couple share their life with adopted daughter Katherine, now 23.

Friday, July 29, 2016

You Can Do Dialysis At Home. While You Sleep, Without Needles or Blood.

The Kidney & Hypertension Group are leaders in providing state of the art dialysis at home-Peritoneal Dialysis. We have had the area's largest PD program for over 20 years. Dialysis at home has many advantages allowing the freedom to schedule your dialysis at a time that works for you. Most patients choose to do dialysis at night while they sleep. No blood. No needles. The vast majority of our working patients continue to work and are able to care for their families. Retired patients love the convenience of packing up and going on trips to visit family and friends. We expertly tailor your dialysis to exactly what you need. And we continue to fine tune your prescription each month at your monthly visit with your doctor.
Instead of feeling drained, our patients report feeling energized and hopeful for the future. For patients interested in kidney or kidney/pancreas transplantation, we work as a team with our experienced staff to help you be listed for transplant, stay listed, and we don't give up until you succeed! We help you unravel the knots that often leave patients and their families frazzled and frustrated. Our patients come to us from all over the state of Florida. All of our board certified physicians are University of Miami School of Medicine affiliated faculty in Nephrology. For an appointment, call us 9547713929.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Gabriel Valle M.D. Named Fellow of American Society of Hpertension

Congratulations to Dr. Gabriel Valle for becoming a Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension! Dr. Valle is also certified as a Specialist in Hypertension and our practice- The Kidney & Hypertension Group-is Florida's only Certified Hypertension Center. Bravo, Dr. Valle!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Kidney & Hypertension Group Saves Their Patients Money While Providing The Best Care

It's not enough that the doctors of The Kidney & Hypertension Group are voted Broward and Palm Beach's "Top Kidney Doctors". Our doctors also utilize nearly 50% less in charges to your insurance company than the average nephrologist in the area. How is this possible? Simple. We consider everything-what we order, what medications we choose, and how often you are asked to return to the office with always your health as our top priority but we also consider the huge economic burden of unnecessary costs that add up and contribute to patient inability to be compliant.
We TEACH the next generation of young physicians as medical school faculty and we want to lead the way with responsible healthcare that provides the best clinical results. Check out our scores yourself. (click link below) An informed choice means just that. You should have ALL the information.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Juliette Valle to compete at Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen pageant

Juliette Valle, daughter of Dr. Gabriel Valle, is the current Miss Broward County's Outstanding Teen 2016 and will compete this summer in Lakeland, Florida for the title of Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen. Juliette will be a sophomore at St. Thomas Aquinas High School where she is an honor student, a part of their Leadership program, a member of the competition dance team, and a featured soloist for the school choir. Valle is also an Opera Teen for the Florida Grand Opera and will perform a piece from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana for her talent. The pageant takes place along with the Miss Florida pageant from 6/28/16 to 7/2/16 in Lakeland, Florida. Tickets for these pageants are currently till available. We wish you all the best, Juliette. Make Broward County proud!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Can Broccoli Prevent Hypertension

You are what you eat, or so they say. Regular broccoli consumption can help combat high blood pressure, according to a new study from Spain. The study, carried out by Murcian research institute CEBAS-CSIC in collaboration with +BrĂ³coli, the non-profit organisation responsible for promoting the green vegetable in Spain, concludes that a 100g serving provides 300mg of potassium and 30mg of sodium, the combination of which can protect the body against cardiovascular disease if eaten every day. Tens of millions of Europeans suffer from high blood pressure and studies show that a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy can help keep it at bay. Together with other so-called super foods like avocado and banana, the balance of minerals contained in broccoli has been shown to counter hypertension.

Black Americans Are At High Risk of Kidney Disease. Click Picture To Learn What Can Be Done

Black Americans Are At High Risk of Kidney Disease. Click Picture To Learn What Can Be Done
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