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Cumberland Nephrology

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Welcome

Cumberland Nephrology Associates was established in 1998 by Kevin Barber, DO, FACOI.  Over the years, our practice has grown to three Nephrologists who have over 40 years of experience in caring for patients with kidney disease.  Our goal is to provide the highest level of quality care possible in all areas of Nephrology including hypertension, proteinuria, and acute and chronic dialysis.  All of our physicians are board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Clinical Hypertension. 
 
Our practice utilizes electronic technology, including electronic medical records and e-prescribing which allows us to safely and efficiently manage your health care needs. 
 

What Is a Nephrologist?

A nephrologist is a medical doctor who specializes in kidney care and treating diseases of the kidneys.  The term nephrologist comes from the Greek word “nephros”, which means kidney or renal and “ologist” refers to someone who studies.  Nephrologists are also called kidney doctors. Nephrologists are educated in internal medicine and then undergo more training to specialize in treating patients with kidney diseases.  We are committed to serving our patients with exceptional nephrological care across South Jersey.

 

Our inpatient and outpatient consultative nephrology services include:

  • Hypertension

  • Proteinuria

  • Glomerulonephritis

  • Interstitial Nephritis

  • ​Diabetes Mellitus​

  • Kidney Stones

  • Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities

  • Lupus

  • Hematuria

The Common Kidney Conditions We Treat:

Diabetes mellitus, also called simply diabetes, is the most common cause of kidney failure in America. Your pancreas releases insulin, a hormone that moves glucose from your blood into your cells. In diabetics, the body doesn't use insulin properly causing high blood sugar which is dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Every patient diagnosed with diabetes needs nephrological care to preserve kidney function, control blood pressure and decrease proteinuria.

Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure, is a common medical condition. When left uncontrolled, hypertension is the most important factor in accelerating the progression of kidney failure.

Hematuria, is the medical term for blood in the urine. Common causes are urinary tract infections, kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, tumors in the urinary tract and renal arteriovenous malformations. Hematuria needs to be defined; it is either bad or a nuisance.

Proteinuria, is the presence of greater than normal amounts of protein in the urine. It is the hallmark of kidney disease. The more protein in the urine, the worse it is for your kidney and it predicts future deterioration. As proteinuria increases the kidney function declines.

Creatinine, is normal waste product that the body produces every day. The level of creatinine in blood urine is based on a person's age, sex, health history, and muscle mass. Healthy kidneys remove approximately 95% of creatinine from the blood by filtration, 5% by secretion. As creatinine rises, kidney function declines. If we know your creatinine, we can predict your kidney function with roughly 95% accuracy.

Glomerulonephritis, an Interstitial Nephritis, is an inflammatory condition of the filtration mechanism of the kidney. These diseases like Glomerulonephritis compromise your body's kidney function and often lead to kidney failure.

  • Acute and Chronic Hemodialysis

  • Peritoneal Dialysis

  • Home Hemodialysis

  • Chronic Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

  • Plasmapheresis

  • Immune Mediated Kidney Diseases

  • Acute Kidney Injury

  • Chronic Renal Failure

Insurance Accepted

All major insurance is accepted, along with most commercial plans. For specific questions, please contact the office.

Affiliations

  • Inspira Medical Center Vineland

  • Inspira Medical Center Elmer

  • Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill

  • DaVita Kidney Care

  • Fresenia Kidney Care

  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Vineland

Vineland Office
1318 South Main Road
Building 4A
Vineland, NJ 08360
Phone: (856) 205-9900
Fax: (856) 205-0041

Bridgeton Office
351 Irving Avenue
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 453-4400
Fax: (856) 205-0041

Elmer Office
340 Front Street
Suite 104
Elmer, NJ 08318
Phone: (856) 205-9900
Fax: (856) 205-0041

Sicklerville Office
485 Williamstown Rd
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Phone: (856) 205-9900
Fax: (856) 205-0041

Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill Office
698 Mullica Hill Rd
Suite 310
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Phone: (856) 205-9900
Fax: (856) 205-0041

 

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 5pm

1318 South Main Road, Bldg. 4-A Vineland, NJ 08360

Phone: (856) 205-9900

Handicapped Accessible

Languages Spoken:  English, Spanish and Hindi