Medical center to offer urology clinic

Posted Nov. 04, 2011, at 10:19 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — Dr. Mark D. Vannorsdall will offer a clinic for nephrology patients at Pen Bay Urology, beginning in November. The first clinic will take place 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Pen Bay Urology on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 3.

“I will work with patients to reduce the progression of their kidney disease and lower their associated cardiovascular risk factors,” said Vannorsdall. He also will work with his patients’ primary care providers to coordinate a treatment plan and address a range of conditions often associated with renal failure, from anemia to congestive heart failure and hypertension, among others.

Vannorsdall will be available to provide in-home and in-center dialysis and dialysis access care. He will offer renal transplant referral and follow-up in coordination with the Maine Medical Center and other transplant programs. Other procedures offered include renal ultrasound and biopsy and dialysis access interventions such as dialysis catheter placement and fistula thrombectomy.

Vannorsdall is a graduate of the Brown University School of Medicine and the internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship programs of Maine Medical Center. He practiced at Eastern Nephrology Associates in Greenville, N.C., from 2001 to 2011, where his interests included renal transplantation, clinical research, interventional nephrology, renal critical care medicine and the ECU School of Medicine nephrology fellow training program. He also participated in rural outreach clinics in eastern North Carolina.

Vannorsdall was the principal investigator of several large clinical studies of chronic kidney disease and end stage renal failure. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and nephrology and by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. He is a member of the medical staff at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast and medical director of the DCI Belfast dialysis unit.

For more information, visit http://www.pbmc.org

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