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Nephrology group expands to three; supports patients across the region

Jun 4, 2019, 12:00 PM
Skagit Regional Health’s Nephrology program continues to grow with three board certified physicians serving patients in Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties.
 
Nephrologists at Skagit Regional Health
Matthew Novak, MD, Wanwarat Ananthapanyasut, MD and Eugene de Guzman, MD are based in Mount Vernon, which serves as the hub to provide support for outpatient dialysis centers in multiple locations. All three have privileges to provide dialysis care management to patients at centers in Oak Harbor, Smokey Point and Mount Vernon. The group serves as medical director, including quality oversight, for Fresenius Kidney Care Skagit Valley in Mount Vernon.
 

In addition, the physicians see patients in the outpatient clinic in Mount Vernon and provide oversight for care to those who receive inpatient dialysis at Skagit Valley Hospital, which is the only acute care facility in Skagit and Island counties where the service is available. 

Nephrology is a specialty focused on the physiology and diseases of the kidneys. Skagit Regional Health’s providers are part of a full continuum of care available for patients with mid- to late-stage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), hypertension or other kidney diseases, with a goal of halting the progression of chronic illness.
 
With proper management, support and continuity of care, patients can stabilize and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations. Skagit Regional Health offers one-on-one education, management of high blood pressure or CKD, nutrition classes and personalized diet planning to meet a patient’s individual needs. 
 
Skagit Regional Health Nephrology is located at 208 Hospital Parkway, Suite B, in Mount Vernon. To make an appointment, call 360-814-2600.

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