Max Grundig Clinic Buehl
Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology (114137)
Specialized in: nephrology, rheumatology
About the department
The Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology at the Max Grundig Clinic Buehl offers comprehensive diagnostics, effective treatment and follow-up care for the patients suffering from kidney and rheumatic diseases. Medical care can be provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis – the optimal treatment regimen is selected individually after the comprehensive diagnosis. Whenever required, the patients with kidney diseases, inflammatory and non-inflammatory joint diseases are provided with interdisciplinary consultations with the participation of specialists from other fields of internal medicine and psychosomatics. The department is headed by Dr. med. Ralf Goldschmidt.
The clinical practice also focuses on screening Check-up programs for the assessment of the risks of development or early detection of nephrological and rheumatic diseases. The patients' health is in the safe hands of the highly qualified doctors. The specialists have unique clinical experience, which helps them to achieve good treatment results and provide their patients with a decent quality of life. The therapeutic process is based on drug therapy, which is complemented by diet therapy, physiotherapy, therapeutic exercises and other types of therapy, which allow the doctors to activate the vital forces of the body to combat pathology and improve the patient's overall health condition.
The department's doctors cooperate closely with the leading medical facilities in Germany, including the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases Baden-Baden, the Department of Rheumatology at the University Hospital Heidelberg, the Municipal Hospital in Baden-Baden, the Municipal Hospital in Karlsruhe, the Department of Nephrology at the Ortenau Clinic Offenburg and others. The effective cooperation with the above mentioned medical centers promotes the exchange of clinical experience and the use of additional resources of the partner clinics for the benefit of the patient.
The department's competence includes the diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:
- Kidney diseases
- End-stage renal disease, in which the patient requires renal replacement therapy (peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis)
- Conditions after kidney transplantation
- Conditions after kidney and urinary tract surgery
- Kidney stone disease
- Kidney lesion due to arterial hypertension
- Rheumatic diseases
- Inflammatory rheumatic diseases
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
- Spondyloarthropathies (for example, ankylosing spondylitis)
- Enteropathic arthritis in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
- Arthritis caused by a viral disease
- Collagenoses (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma)
- Giant cell arteritis
- Metabolic arthropathies
- Non-inflammatory rheumatic diseases
- Coxarthrosis (arthrosis of the hip joint)
- Gonarthrosis (arthrosis of the knee joint)
- Finger polyarthritis
- Spondylitis hyperostotica
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Bone tumors and bone metastases
- Inflammatory rheumatic diseases
- Other diseases
Dr. med. Ralf Goldschmidt is the Head of the Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology at the Max Grundig Clinic Buehl. From 1983 to 1989, the doctor studied Human Medicine at the Universities of Heidelberg and Muenster. In 1995 he completed his board certification in Anesthesiology. Six years later, he also completed his board certification in Internal Medicine, which was followed by a further qualification in Rheumatology in 2003. An additional qualification in Nephrology followed in 2009.
Dr. med. Ralf Goldschmidt worked in the Max Grundig Clinic Buehl since 1995 (intermittently). In 2007, he became the Head of the Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology at the same clinic.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Max Grundig Klinik Bühlerhöhe
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