Patients with erythropoietin requirements due to pre-dialysis or end-stage renal disease receive weekly or biweekly injections of erythropoietin. Patients with diseases such as cancer or AIDS are also eligible. Close monitoring of the hemoglobin, hematocrit and blood pressure assures clinical evolution. Outpatient infusion of intravenous iron is also available for patients who have been documented to have iron deficiency anemia and who are unresponsive to oral therapies.
Referrals to the Nephrology Department can be made by calling 504-842-6044 in New Orleans or 225-336-3163 in Baton Rouge.