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When children have a kidney disease, families and health professionals are closely involved. We understand that medical care must be comprehensive to address the many complications that may come with kidney conditions. The CHOC nephrology team is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our patients, providing a variety of services for all kidney problems from diagnoses and treatments, including teaching families to allow for at-home care. 24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week, physicians are available for phone contact with parents so you can rest assured your child is in good care no matter what time it is.

Multidisciplinary Nephrology Clinic

Our highly trained and board-certified pediatric specialists work collaboratively with primary care physicians, pediatric urologists, dietitians, social workers and case managers to provide comprehensive care. Additionally, you can meet with a nephrologist and another specialist during the same clinic visit such as:

Telehealth appointments are available.
Please call our Patient Access Center at 888-770-2462 to make an appointment,
or learn more about telehealth here.

Nephrology Conditions We Treat


  • Proteinuria (protein in the urine)
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Nephritis (inflammation of the kidney filters)
  • Chronic kidney disease / End stage renal disease

  • Cystic kidneys
  • Kidney stones (medial evaluation)
  • Calcium and phosphorous metabolism
  • Polyuria and polydipsia (excessive drinking and voiding)
  • Renal tubular acidosis and tubular disorders
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Electrolyte abnormalities


Family Education and At-Home Care

We understand that receiving treatment for kidney problems can interrupt a kid’s normal life and school-days. However, living with a kidney condition shouldn’t put childhood on pause.

CHOC nephrologists combine compassion with education to help parents and patients understand kidney conditions. By involving families in treatment planning, many conditions can be managed at home so your child doesn’t have to miss class. Back-up support is available 24/7, including helping parents do peritoneal dialysis at home.


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More from Nephrology

CHOC patient Alyssa and her family bring awareness to her rare kidney condition. Read more about her journey.

Most people think high blood pressure affects only adults, but kids can have it too.

Dr. Ben-Ezer, Medical Director of CHOC Nephrology, explains the rare kidney condition that her patient Alyssa has.

Dr. Dorit Ben-Ezer, featured on American Health Journal, discusses pediatric kidney problems and treatments.


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CHOC offers the only CCS-designated Special Care Center in Orange County for kidney disease and dialysis therapy.

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We make sure all children are treated with pediatric expertise– even the smallest patients.

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In partnership with St. Joseph Hospital, we are the only facility in Orange County to offer outpatient dialysis for children.

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CHOC nephrologists offer clinics in Mission Viejo, Newport Beach and Corona to provide outpatient care for families.

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We collaborate with multiple specialties, including urology and primary care, for a seamless experience.

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Inpatient dialysis services are available 24-hours a day, so your child is in good care no matter what time it is.

Nephrology Locations

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CHOC Specialty Center, Newport Beach

500 Superior Avenue - Suite 140 | Newport Beach, CA 92663

Map showing location of CHOC Children's Health Center Corona
CHOC Health Center, Corona

854 Magnolia Ave - #101 | Corona, CA 92879 | 888-770-2462

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CHOC Health Center, Huntington Beach

19582 Beach Blvd., Suite 380 | Huntington Beach, CA 92648 | 888-770-2462

Map showing location of CHOC Children's Health Center Mission Viejo
CHOC Health Center, Mission Viejo

26691 Plaza, Suite 130 | Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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CHOC Health Center at PIH Health

15725 E Whittier Blvd, #300 | Whittier, CA 90603 | Appointments: 888-770-2462

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CHOC Clinic – Specialty Care

Building: CHOC Clinic | 1201 W. La Veta Ave. | Orange, CA 92868 | 888-770-2462

Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care, UCI Health - Irvine
CHOC Center for Children’s Health

Building: Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care, UCI Health - Irvine | 19200 Jamboree Road, Suite 2000 | Irvine, CA 92612