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Nephrology

Premier Renal Medicine, Close to Home.

Kidney Disease & Hypertension

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a progressive condition where kidneys lose function over time. Common causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. While there’s no cure, steps can be taken to preserve kidney function. The five stages range from mild signs of damage to kidney failure. Symptoms may include increased urination, fatigue, swelling, and more. Early detection through blood and urine tests is crucial. Treatment involves managing underlying conditions, medications, and lifestyle changes. 

Renal hypertension, also known as renovascular hypertension, results from narrowed arteries supplying blood to the kidneys, causing elevated blood pressure. It is treatable when diagnosed properly. High blood pressure exerts stress on kidney blood vessels, potentially leading to chronic kidney disease, making it a major cause of kidney failure. 

Home Dialysis Treatment

Dialysis treatment helps patients improve overall health and wellness. Berkshire Health Systems offers home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and peritoneal dialysis training, to allow patients additional comfort when receiving care at home. Dialysis at home offers patients many benefits, such as personal comfort, no travel time, flexibility, and independence.

Renal Dialysis

Berkshire Health Systems dialysis centers offer comprehensive services including, in-center hemodialysis, home dialysis training, and outpatient dialysis.  The team comprises dedicated professionals, such as registered nurses, dietitians, and social workers, ensuring personalized care. Our care includes, private dialysis stations, home training rooms, and a focus on patient comfort. Vascular access for hemodialysis, managed by skilled vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists, is personalized and monitored for optimal function. The care team, including nephrologists, dialysis nurses, dietitians, social workers, and technical staff, collaborates for comprehensive support. 

Conditions & Treatments

Conditions

Chronic Kidney Disease
Electrolyte Disorders
Kidney Stones
Anemia
Hypertension
Metabolic Kidney Stones

Treatments

Hemodialysis
Temporary Dialysis
Home Hemodialysis
Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED)
Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE)
Pre- and Post- Kidney Transplant Management
Acute Consultative Services

Friends of Renal Dialysis (FORD)

FORD is a registered, nonprofit, charitable corporation established by Berkshire Medical Center renal patients and their loved ones to sponsor various educational programs at the facility.

FORD also provides equipment for the renal unit such as:

  • Dialysis Chairs
  • Hemodialysis Machines
  • Cardiac Monitors
  • Entertainment
  • Much more to help make the dialysis treatment as comfortable as possible.

Get in touch with F.O.R.D today.

Your Care Team

BHS’s dedicated Nephrology teams provide a comprehensive continuum of care through all stages of chronic kidney disease with a personalized management program that improves quality of life, promotes healthy outcomes, and preserves kidney function.

David Albert, MD
Hafez Alsmaan, MD, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM-Patient Safety
Hani Erian, MD
Lauren Fleury, APRN, DNP, FNP-BC
David Henner, DO
Steven Lamontagne, MD
Kevin Quiusky, MD
Sheila Silsby, CNP, CNN-NP
Hafez Alsmaan, MD, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM-Patient Safety
  • David Albert, MD
  • Hafez Alsmaan, MD, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM-Patient Safety
  • Hani Erian, MD
  • Lauren Fleury, APRN, DNP, FNP-BC
  • David Henner, DO
  • Steven Lamontagne, MD
  • Kevin Quiusky, MD
  • Sheila Silsby, CNP, CNN-NP
  • Hafez Alsmaan, MD, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM-Patient Safety

Locations

Kidney Disease & Hypertension Services
A clinic of Berkshire Medical Center
Hours by appointment.
10 Maple Avenue
Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Kidney Disease & Hypertension Services
A clinic of Berkshire Medical Center
Mon – Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
777 North Street, 6th Floor
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Kidney Disease & Hypertension Services
A clinic of Berkshire Medical Center
Mon – Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
71 Hospital Avenue, First Floor/Suite 1200
North Adams, MA 01247
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Fairview Surgical Services
A rural Health Clinic of Fairview Hospital
Mon – Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
780 Main Street, Suite 104
Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Dialysis Center
A clinic of Berkshire Medical Center
Mon: 6:00am – 6:30pm
Wed: 6:00am – 6:30pm
Fri: 6:00am – 6:30pm
10 Maple Avenue
Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Dialysis Center
A clinic of Berkshire Medical Center
Mon – Fri: 7:00am-6:00pm
Sat: 7:00am – 6:00pm
71 Hospital Avenue
North Adams, MA 01247
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Dialysis Center
A clinic of Berkshire Medical Center
Mon – Fri: 6:00am-6:30pm
Sat: 6:00am – 6:30pm
8 Conte Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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725 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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