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Helpful Information

New Patient Forms

Prior to your first appointment, please complete the forms included in the New Patient Packet. Remember to bring these with you on the day of your first appointment.

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Blood Pressure Log

Download and print this Blood Pressure Log to easily keep a record of your blood pressure and weight.

Cancellation Policy

St. Louis Kidney charges a $40 fee for missed appointments or cancellations without at least 24-hour notice.

Additional Resources

The following resources provide educational content and helpful information related to kidney disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your office hours?

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

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Do you require a referral for new patient appointments?

No, we accept new patients, with or without a doctor’s referral.

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What should I bring to my first appointment?

A current medication list, your insurance cards, and any paperwork you've received from our office.

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Do I need to be fasting when I come for my first appointment?

No, if any testing needs to be done with you fasting, you’ll be given a return appointment.

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Do you accept my insurance plan?

We currently have contracts with many insurance carriers. Yours may or may not be included. It is very important that you know what services are covered by your plan and where the services can be obtained. We will file ALL insurance as a convenience to our patients.

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Do I need to pay for services as they are provided?

We require co-pays and deductibles be paid at the time of service. If additional balances are due, we will send you a bill.

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I have an HMO. Who is responsible for getting a referral from my primary care physician?

It's your responsibility to get a referral, although our staff will provide assistance if you're having difficulty. If you don’t obtain a referral, your appointment will need to be rescheduled.

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How long will my first visit take?

Your first visit may take longer than subsequent visits, so please be prepared for an hour or more.

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Can I bring a family member with me to my appointment?

Yes, you are welcome to bring a support person if you wish.

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What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is the specialty of the kidneys and kidney disease.

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Why am I being referred to your group?

This can best be answered by the physician that referred you to us. Please contact your referring physician's office if you need additional information regarding your referral.

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