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Northern Nephrology Experiences Totality: Solar Eclipse Experience in Plattsburgh

April 8, 2024

In a rare celestial event, the town of Plattsburgh, NY, experienced the wonder of a total solar eclipse today, prompting local business Northern Nephrology to close its doors early, allowing the entire team to witness the phenomenon

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Emily Ashline, RN completes NP nephrology rotation with NNH

March 11, 2024

Emily Ashline, RN, excelled as a nurse practitioner student during her rotation at NNH's nephrology clinic, demonstrating an exceptional capacity for learning and applying new knowledge. Her proactive approach and keen interest in nephrology significantly contributed to her outstanding performance and learning experience.

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Jared McDonald, MD successfully completed his NNH outpatient nephrology elective!

January 31, 2024

Dr. McDonald was immersed in a wide range of nephrology-related cases, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of kidney health, diseases, treatments, and the latest advancements in the field. The staff at NNH were thoroughly impressed by Dr. McDonald's eagerness to learn, his ability to quickly adapt to new challenges, and his commitment to providing high-quality care to patients

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Drs. Hurwitz and Rimmer Highlight Past and Illuminate the Future of CKD Care at UVM Grand Rounds

January 19, 2024

Dr. Rimmer reviews the evolution of CKD diagnosis and staging and Dr. Hurwitz goes on to review the topic of risk-based care. Link below requires PASSCODE: gTPw=2!@

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Embracing a Healthy and Hopeful 2024: A New Year's Message from Northern Nephrology

January 1, 2024

As we welcome the year 2024, Northern Nephrology extends its warmest wishes to all our patients and their families. This New Year brings a fresh opportunity to reflect on our health, embrace wellness, and celebrate the progress we've made together in managing kidney health.

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NNH Joins Integrated Kidney Care of Lake Erie to Revolutionize Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment

December 31, 2023

NNH has officially joined the Integrated Kidney Care of Lake Erie, LLC (KCE). This marks a significant step in advancing patient care for our Medicare CKD patients.

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Brianne Achieves Recertification as Phlebotomist in New York State

December 18, 2023

Showing continued dedication to her profession, Brianne Borkenhagen proudly achieved recertification as a phlebotomist in New York State. Her unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care and her outstanding phlebotomy practices continue to make her a valued member of our NNH medical team.

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Krrynne Vincent, FNP speaks at ANNA Conference on Impedance Cardiography

November 5, 2023

Krrynne Vincet, FNP, introduces groundbreaking impedance cardiography for dialysis at the ANNA Conference. Her expertise from NNH shines a light on enhancing patient care.

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Northern Nephrology’s Unforgettable Halloween Bash 2023

October 31, 2023

Northern Nephrology celebrated Halloween in spectacular Seussian style, transforming their office into a vibrant, whimsical world!

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Celebrating Excellence in Nephrology Nursing: Lindsey Downie, RN Inducted into Sigma Nursing Honor Society

October 25, 2023

Lindsey's induction into Sigma underscores her excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service within the nursing profession, further highlighting her positive impact on the lives of kidney patients.

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NNH Launches Infusion Service at Plattsburgh Office

July 19, 2023

We are launching our Infusion Service at Tom Miller Road office, expanding patient Care options for IV therapies. Lindsey Downie, RN and Jamie Facteau-Gadbois, RN, OCN have played a central role implementing our infusion program!

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NNH Welcomes First Pharmacy Clinical Intern

June 12, 2023

NNH would like to thank Matt Maggy for an educational week for all. While Matt experienced the clinical side of nephrology our NNH team got to focus on some basic pharmacology especially with respect to tubular transport and channel function. Truly "Bench to Bedside" here at NNH. Thanks Matt!!

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The ROBOT Doctor is "IN"

April 18, 2023

Matt Cook, a physician assistant, is revolutionizing the way dialysis patients receive care by using telepresence robots for rounds.

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NNH Kidney Education Class is Reopening!

April 3, 2023

We are reopening our kidney education class for our patients with kidney disease. Learn how the kidneys work, how to slow disease progression and what your options are for advanced kidney failure. Please call our officeat 518-324-4000 to sign up.

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NNH Providers successfully complete BLS and ACLS recertification

March 27, 2023

The entire team of nephrology providers has successfully completed the Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) recertification courses.

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Krrynne Vincent, FNP joins NNH team!

January 9, 2023

Krrynne has been in the "kidney business" for years providing dialysis care as a nephrology nurse for over 15 years and managing our local dialysis center since 2014. We are excited to have her on our team caring for North Country kidney patients!

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NNH Physician Assistant Matt Cook dominates competition in X-Country race!

December 22, 2022

Our very own Matt Cook, PA (CQH certified in Nephrology) has been training hard and it showed recently as he crushed the competition in Lake Placid!

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NNH gets IV Placement Training

November 9, 2022

We are training the team as we roll out our in-office infusion care to provide this needed service to our kidney patients.

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NNH Bowls for Children's Miracle Network

April 17, 2022

Lindsey, Craig, Brianne and Hallie put their bowling skills to the test. Sporting custom "Doc embroidered" bowling shirts the "Kidneys to Spare" team represented.

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NNH Team BLS Recertification

February 9, 2022

Even in challenging times it's important to keep your skills and certifications up to date. Great job NNH Providers!

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Dr. Segal and Dr. Hurwitz discuss FLOW

December 12, 2021

We are all so caught up with PRESSURE (or driving force) that we miss the what life is really all about...FLOW. Alan does a great job helping us understand the relationship of flow and driving force and how it applise to the kidney

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Podcast with Dr. Alan Segal on Potassium

November 18, 2021

In this episode Alan is back to complete our physiology TRIFECTA by discussing potassium. While talking about water and protons was a total blast on our previous podcasts, Potassium is really Alan's wheelhouse. I really enjoyed this podcast and although I've worked on potassium channels in Alan's lab and I've been in clinical nephrology practice for 20 years now I still walked away with new lessons that will impact how I practice medicine. If you love potassium you will love this podcast!! Enjoy (don't forget to like and subscribe to THL)

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Podcast with Dr. Alan Segal on Acid-Base Balance

November 8, 2021

In this episode I have Dr. Alan Segal back to teach (and excite) us about the topic of Acid-Base balance. This topic can be one of the most daunting but Alan guides us through all of the disorders and an sensible approach to diagnosing them. Enjoy the "emia's" and "oses" of Acid-Base balance.

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Podcast with Dr. Alan Segal on Tonicity Disorders

October 29, 2021

In this episode I speak with my nephrology mentor Dr. Alan Segal. We focused this discussion on the topic of TONICITY disorders and understanding the physiology of water homeostasis in health and disease.

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Dr. Hurwitz on The Gaelan Trombley Show!

June 24, 2021

Listen to this Interview with Dr. Hurwitz about kidneys, nutrition, music and LIFE!

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NNH Protects Patients & Staff by implementing ActivePure Technology in office

March 29, 2021

NNH has acquired an ActivePure portable device to provide air and surface purification. This system is highly effective at destroying SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection.

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Renal PA Matt Cook rallies at Mount Van Hoevenberg 10K Classic

February 22, 2021

Our very own Matt Cook, PA lives for the winter and it showed during a recent 10K race in Lake Placid.

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NNH First to use telepresence robots for rural dialysis care

December 9, 2020

Dr. Hurwitz along with Matt Cook, PA and Giancarlo Ventre have submitted an abstract on the use of Robotic Televisits in our Etown dialysis center.

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NNH Reopens July 6th

June 29, 2020

We are opening our doors to patients starting on July 6th. Please wear your mask and follow our 3-step entry process for your safety!

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COVID-19 Updates - NNH

March 19, 2020

Our main office at 52 Tom Miller Rd is closed for routine clinic visits as we focus on the care of our hospitalized patients and dialysis patients. Thank you for bearing with us during these challenging times.

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NNH Initiates Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for our patients

February 7, 2020

The ability to monitor the patient’s condition remotely not only enhances the quality of care, it also improves clinical efficiency. And, it can substantially reduce healthcare costs.

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NNH rolling out Telemedicine

January 19, 2020

We are working hard to improve your access to our providers. Using HIPAA secure video conferencing we can connect with you and provide high quality kidney care. Call our office to schedule your Tele-visit.

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Happy New Year from NNH

January 1, 2020

We wish you a happy and healthy new year!

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NNH 2020 Christmas Party at Queensbury

December 14, 2019

Christmas party in Queensbury with an amazing work family!

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NNH Volunteers at JCEO

November 8, 2019

Giving back to our community is one of our guiding principals.

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NNH team re-certifies in BLS

November 1, 2019

Thanks George Miller for the excellent BLS refresher course!

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Board Games Halloween at NNH

October 31, 2019

I'm not sure who's idea it was for our 'Board Games' theme but it was a hit!

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Fresenius BlueStar Machines Arrive at HKF Renal Center

October 21, 2019

We are very excited about all new Fresenius 2008T BlueStar dialysis machines at HKF renal center.

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Nephrologists finalize CRRT program for CVPH-ICU

October 4, 2019

Nephrologists of the north country are updating the continuous renal replacement program at CVPH using NxStage system one machines.

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NNH Open House - Welcome Kathleen Party

September 18, 2019

It was a great night welcoming Kathleen Baldwin, NP (and her husband Bill) to our community and practice. Coworkers, friends and family helped us celebrate.

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Matt Cook, PA has set up "kidney shop" at Adirondack Medical Center!

July 23, 2019

Kidney clinics are open for service with Matt Cook, PA and Paul El Azoury, MD.

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New Nurse Practitioner at NNH!

December 1, 2018

We are very excited about the addition of Kathleen T. Baldwin, CRNP to our NNH team. She will be seeing patients in our office, dialysis facilities and hospitals starting in March of 2019.

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Halloween 2018 at NNH

November 28, 2018

Get your emoji on with NNH!! We worked hard "crafting" our hand-drawn emoji shirts...

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NNH Team serves at JCEO

November 1, 2018

We love giving back to the community by taking a day to help at JCEO locally.

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Our first Family Practice Resident Rotation

November 1, 2018

NNH would like to thank Dr. Macaulay for being our FIRST family practice resident to join us for a nephrology elective month.

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Watchout for the NNH Bowling Team!

April 10, 2018

Let's just say our NNH team can bowl. These kind ladies do not hold back when it comes to bowling strikes!!

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Solar Eclipse at NNH

August 21, 2017

On Aug. 21, 2017, skies darkened from Oregon to South Carolina in the first total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast across the United States in 99 years.

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Kidney Education Class (or 'KidneyGarten') is Back!!

April 1, 2017

Our Kidney Education class is back in full swing. We provide this 2 hour course every 2 to 3 months to patients with advanced kidney disease and their families. Click Here to learn more.

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We've Moved!!

February 1, 2017

We are very excited about our new "kidney health" center at 52 Tom Miller Road. This building provides all the space we need to help people with all forms of kidney disease. We focus on education, nutrition and medical management of our patients.

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Training to "Respect Choices"

September 7, 2016

Respecting Choices® (RC) is an internationally recognized, evidence-based system for person-centered decision making that transforms the healthcare culture by honoring an individual’s goals and values. Our NNH team is certified!

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