Nephrology at Middlesex Hospital
Through the Middlesex Multispecialty Group in Middletown, Connecticut, Middlesex Hospital offers patients board-certified, experienced Nephrologists and related nephrology team.
In treating kidney disorders, the nephrologist may make use of medications or dialysis (removal of wastes and toxins from the blood by means of a special machine). Referral for surgery is initiated by a nephrologist. Nephrology specialists also perform kidney biopsies, which are used to diagnose a number of kidney diseases.
Your Middlesex Hospital Nephrology Team
The Middlesex Hospital Nephrology team provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services. Included are inpatient and outpatient consultation in nephrology, hypertension, chronic renal failure, acute renal failure, kidney stone disease, and acid-base disorders, and therapies such as hemodialysis, chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, and automated peritoneal dialysis.
Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
David A. Baggish, M.D.
Dr. Baggish is the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Middlesex Hospital. He is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Marta Blanco, M.D.
Dr. Blanco earned her medical degree at the University of Santiago de Campostela School of Medicine, in Santiago de Campostela, Spain. She completed her residency at Episcopal Hospital, and a fellowship at Long Island College Hospital. She is Board Certified in Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
David J. Miner, M.D.
Dr. Miner is the Section Chief of Nephrology, and President of the Medical Staff. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and ABIM Nephrology. A graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Miner completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of NY, and completed a fellowship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Middlesex Hospital is proud to be one of the first hospitals in Connecticut to voluntarily participate in major quality programs conducted by several government and healthcare industry organizations.
The foremost quality program in which we participate is called "Core Measures." These quality measures were developed by The Joint Commission — the nation’s foremost accrediting body in health care — and based on quality indicators from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Adherence to Core Measures has been shown to improve patient outcomes dramatically.