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Dr. Awosika, Top Nephrologist in the Orlando area including Apopka, Kissimmee, Longwood, Maitland, Mt. Dora, and Winter Garden. He specializes in the Diagnosis and treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, and Kidney Disease.

General Nephrology Clinic
Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic
Kidney Stone Clinic
Kidney Transplant Follow Up Clinic
Anemia Clinic
Cardio Renal Clinic
Hypertension Clinic

General Nephrology Clinic

Dr. Awosika sees patients that have various types of primary and secondary kidney problems these include protein in the urine, blood in the urine, acute kidney injury as shown by an elevation of the serum creatinine level and electrolyte disturbances. Incorporating his preventive care approach, he effectively manages these problems.

Nephrology refers to the study of kidney disease. Dr. Awosika has been trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease by regulating blood pressure, electrolyte im balances, volume overload, and administering dialysis when necessary. Dr. Awosika treats may different kidney disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), acute kidney disease, chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic

Dr. Awosika sees patients that have either acute or chronic kidney failure. If it is acute kidney failure he will find the cause and treat it. After this process they go into the General Nephrology Clinic for further management. If it is chronic kidney failure, he wil find the cause of it, stage it and manage it.

If you are told you suffer from loss of kidney function, as there are usually no symptoms, you probably have chronic kidney disease. This usually happens over time, anywhere from months to a couple of years, and has been divided into five different stages. During this time you will start to accumulate water, waste, and other toxic substances; your kidneys usually excrete these items. Importantly other health problems will occur such as anemia, high blood pressure, acidosis (excessive acidity of body fluids), cholesterol, fatty acids and bone disease disorders. If you do have acute kidney failure then it can be reversed, with complete recovery of kidney function.

Kidney Stone Clinic

What Are Kidneys Stones?

Dr. Awosika sees patients that have experienced their second kidney stone. He incorporates diet and weight loss program in the preventive management of kidney stones.

Kidney stones are made of salts and minerals in the urine that stick together to form small “pebbles.” They can be as small as grains of sand or as large as golf balls. They may stay in your kidneys or travel down the ureters, the tubes that conduct the urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

When a stone travels through a ureter, it may cause no pain. Or it may cause great pain and other symptoms.

What Causes Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones form when a change occurs in the normal balance of water, salts, minerals or other things found in urine. The most common cause of kidney stones is not drinking enough water. Try to drink enough water to keep your urine clear. Some people are more likely to get kidney stones because of a medical condition or family history.

Kidney stones may also be an inherited disease. If other people in your family have had them, you may have them too.
Kidney stones often cause no pain while they are in the kidneys, but they can cause sudden, severe pain as they travel from the kidneys to the bladder.

Symptoms of Kidney Stones

extreme pain in your back or side that will not go away
blood in your urine
fever and chills
vomiting
urine that smells bad or looks cloudy
a burning feeling when you urinate

Dr. Awosika treats various kidney disorders like acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), acute kidney disease, chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

Dr. Awosika will run diagnostic tests including blood and urine tests and kidney ultrasound on site to determine your condition and the appropriate treatment.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your health. We can advise and consult with you on your nutrition, level of activity, and other things that can have an effect on your blood pressure, and kidney.

Kidney Transplant Follow-Up Clinic

Dr. Awosika sees patients after they have had their kidney transplant for 6 months. He works in collaboration with the Kidney Transplant Center, located in Florida Hospital South, Orlando, to effectively manage these patients, keeping their transplant kidney viable for many years to come.

Dr. Awosika incorporates his preventive care approach using lifestyle modifications into the management of these patients.

One of Dr. Awosika’s main goals is to decrease the number of medications the patient is on and interestingly enough, with the most compliant patients in able to eliminate medications.

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When kidneys fail, harmful wastes build up in your body, your blood pressure may rise, and your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. When this happens, you need treatment to replace the work of your failed kidneys.

For people with advanced and permanent kidney failure, kidney transplantation may be the treatment option that allows them to live much like before the kidneys failed.

Also called: Renal transplantation, a kidney transplantation is an operation that places a healthy kidney in your body. The transplanted kidney takes over the work of the two kidneys that failed, and you no longer need dialysis.

During a transplant, the surgeon places the new kidney in your lower abdomen and connects the artery and vein of the new kidney to your artery and vein. Your blood flows through the new kidney, which makes urine, just like your own kidneys did when they were healthy. Unless they are causing an infection or high blood pressure, your own kidneys are left in place.

Many transplanted kidneys come from donors who have died. Kidneys are assigned to the best match regardless of geographic region. The Federal Government monitors policies and regulations to ensure that every person waiting for an organ has a fair chance. The wait for a new kidney can be long.

Kidney donations can come from a living family member or from an unrelated living person. Potential donors need to be tested to make sure that donating a kidney won’t endanger their health, and for matching factors. Most people can donate their kidney with little risk. The advantages are that there is no waiting period and they are more likely to be good matches.

People who have transplants must take drugs to keep their body from rejecting the new kidney for a prolonged period of time.

Dr. Awosika treats various kidney disorders like acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), acute kidney disease, chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

Dr. Awosika will run diagnostic tests including blood and urine tests and kidney ultrasound on site to determine your condition and the appropriate treatment.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your health. We can advise and consult with you on your nutrition, level of activity, and other things that can have an effect on your blood pressure, and kidneys.

Anemia Clinic

Dr. Awosika sees patients that have anemia as a result of their CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) and administers IV (intravenous) iron and/or Procit, which is one of the ESA’s (Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents). This will improve the well-being of patients with CKD and helps prevent the most important cause of death cardiovascular disease.

Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells. These blood cells transports oxygen to your organs pumped by the heart. A symptom of anemia can be fatigue (tiredness) or feeling cold when everyone else isn’t. Did you know that about 3.5 million Americans have this condition and it is the most common blood condition in the U.S.? Even though this disease can be hereditary, women and people with chronic diseases are at a higher risk. Some types of anemia can be treated and some are lifelong, creating lifelong health problems. In addition, there are over 400 different types of anemia but generally it is divided into 3 different groups; anemia caused by blood loss, anemia caused by decreased or faulty red blood cell production, and anemia caused by destruction of red blood cells.

Cardio Renal Clinic

Dr. Awosika sees patients that have become refractory to oral treatment of their volume overload and treats them under close monitoring effectively and aggressively with IV Lasix in a bid to keep them out of the hospital and to get them back on track with their oral treatment of their volume overload. This essentially is done by decreasing the bowel wall swelling. He monitors very closely the effect on electrolytes.

Cardio Renal is heart failure combined with kidney failure. Even though it sounds uncommon, it is common; about 6 million Americans have combined CKD (chronic kidney disease) and CVD (cardiovascular disease). Treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and statins can reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with renal insufficiency but more importantly a healthier lifestyle clearly improves this condition especially salt intake restriction.

Hypertension Clinic

Dr. Awosika sees patients with uncontrolled hypertension. That is hypertension that persists despite being on 3 or more blood pressure medications. Usually patients end up having secondary type of hypertension which he effective manages. Again, incorporating his preventive style of management with lifestyle changes. He does this along with your primary care provider. Ever wonder what the symptoms are for high blood pressure? The dangerous answer is that there are none/ you might not know you have high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. If you have any of the following problems; being overweight, high consumption of alcohol, smoking, family history of high blood pressure, you may be at risk. Do you know what your number mean? When you get your blood pressure read there should be two sets of numbers. The first set of numbers is the systolic pressure, with means the force of blood pressure against the artery walls as your heart beats. The second set of numbers is the diastolic pressure, with means the pressure between heartbeats. Normal numbers would be 119/79 mmHg. Pre-hypertension is 120-139/80-89 mmHg. However Stage 1 Hypertension is 140-159/90-99 mmHg. Stage 2 Hypertension is anything above 160/100 mmHg. Other problems can occur from having high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (disease of the arteries caused by buildup of plaque on the inside walls) heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, or eye disease.

Getting your blood pressure checked on a regular basis can save your life and it can cost nothing to do it.

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What Our Patients Say…

Don’t take our word about our exceptional customer service. We have a reputation that speaks for itself. As you can see, our patients report rave reviews about our practice.

I just finished my 4th appointment with Dr. Awosika today and another prescription drug has been reduced to halfthe daily amount! Also, within 3 months of following his diet and exercise directions my GFR went from 44 up to 60! I know of others who’ve had such success. He and his staff are very professional, friendly and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Dr. Awosika.

Douglas P.

My back story is that I had a non-functional kidney for many years, which symptoms has been misdiagnosed as GI problems until I ended up in the ER with severe pain, and required emergent removal of that kidney. My experience with my previous Nephrologist was not the greatest, mostly because any time I would discuss my concerns about my kidney health, he simply said that I’m young and have nothing to worry about. A friend referred me to Dr. Awosika, and I have never been happier about her suggestion to see him. He always listens to my concerns, sends me for testing related to those concerns, and looks at my test results before saying everything is ok. He considers lifestyle changes before suggesting medication, if appropriate. I truly appreciate his dedication to patient care and would recommend him to any of my friends and family.

Kenia R. Orlando, FL

I met Dr. Awosika about 4 years ago when I was a patient at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida. At the request of my doctor, I followed up with a visit to his office. He provided me with detailed information regarding the issues with my kidneys and set a goal for me to achieve. Over the years my kidney functions have greatly improved due to the diet, medication and instructions he provided. I have encountered nothing but professionalism from Dr. Awosika over the years I have visited him and his staff has exercised nothing but the same.

Mervyn G. Apopka, FL

I have every confidence that I am receiving the best care available from Dr. Awosika. He is very knowledgeable and cares about his patients, and he is very easy to talk to and answers all of my questions. Because his office staff is very nice and always helpful, it’s a pleasure to work with them. I am very grateful to be in Dr. Awosika’s care.

Donna T. Orlando, FL

When my doctor told me I was being referred to a kidney specialist I was very nervous and apprehensive for my first appointment. From the moment I entered Dr. Awosika’s office I was greeted with the most cheerful and fun people that made me feel like I had been there many times before. I cannot tell you how much this helped me get passed that initial fear. Thank you all….you are the very best!

Barbara P. Ocoee, FL

What can one say about an A-team? Dr. Awosika is professional, compassionate and dedicated in his field, you can tell this the first time you enter his office, the staff is friendly, accommodating, informative and best of all patient. You aren’t just an insurance number, you are a person who the doctors and staff spend time with and treat you as you deserve to be treated. Thank you Dr. Awosika and his staff of professionals, keep up the great work. You all remind me of what my nursing mentor had said to our class (many moons ago), treat people how you would want to be treated when faced with a healthcare issue. Bless all of you and again thank you.

Marlene B. Orlando, FL

A few short months ago Sandra insisted, “I’m NOT cooking.” Surprise… with a bit of motivation and know-how she’s now whipping up Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties and healthy veggie dishes on a regular basis. She’s even “pushing plants” on her neighbors! The best news? Her kidney function has improved by 13 points and blood glucose levels are down. PLUS Sandra has also stopped smoking!Take a bow Sandra, you rock!

In an effort to avoid surgery and additional medical interventions, Eleanor wholeheartedly embraced Dr. Awosika’s recommendation to follow a plant-based dietary pattern. This commitment to her new, healthier lifestyle has been a huge success! Recent lab work shows that Eleanor’s kidney function improved by a whopping 25 points, her blood pressure and glucose levels are stable and she even lost 10 pounds. Plus, she is constantly amazed at how much delicious food she gets to eat.

Renay attended the Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative series and is embracing the lifestyle changes recommended by her doctor. She has lowered her insulin requirements and lost 35 lbs!

“I feel independent, like I used to when I was young,” she explains. “It’s so exciting to find something that makes me feel normal again.”

When my doctor told me I was being referred to a kidney specialist I was very nervous and apprehensive for my first appointment. From the moment I entered Dr. Awosika’s office I was greeted with the most cheerful and fun people that made me feel like I had been there many times before. I cannot tell you how much this helped me get passed that initial fear. Thank you all….you are the very best!

Barbara P. | Ocoee, FL
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