A nephrologist is a physician who specializes in caring for your kidneys, and at St. Bernards we offer outstanding specialists who provide a full range of services to diagnose and manage kidney disease, including the following:

  • Acute Kidney Injury: Conditions resulting from an event harming kidney function and must be dealt with quickly.
  • Glomerular Disease: A condition that affects how the kidney filters blood and may be associated with the presence of protein or blood in the urine.  
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: An ongoing problem in which the kidneys are in danger of deteriorating over time and must be managed to deter the process and maintain the kidneys’ ability to function. 
  • End Stage Kidney Disease: When the kidney fails, there are options still available, and our kidney specialists work with patients to identify the best next steps.
  • High Blood Pressure: High blood pressure results from kidney disease. Because St. Bernards offers a multidisciplinary team approach to disease management, our nephrologists work with a team of hypertension physician-experts including cardiologists and your primary care doctor to help you keep this condition under control.
  • Kidney Stones: Our nephrologists use the latest in treatment and therapies to prevent and treat kidney stones.
  • Coordinated care and follow-up for patients with kidney disease associated with diabetes or heart disease.

Treatments, Procedures and Services

  • Dialysis 
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy, including citrate anticoagulation for critically ill patients
  • Comprehensive dialysis services and chronic dialysis outpatient care
  • Chronic peritoneal dialysis care, including continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
  • Percutaneous needle biopsy of native kidneys and kidney transplants using real-time ultrasound guidance
  • Percutaneous cannula placement using ultrasound guidance
  • Access to dialysis and transplant services for patients with end-stage renal disease
  • Access to all end-stage renal disease therapies, including kidney transplantation, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis 
  • Percutaneous kidney biopsies, if needed

For more information on St. Bernards Nephrology services, please call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300.


300 Carson St
Jonesboro, AR 72401


Mohammed Alhaji, MD
James Maxwell, MD
Andi Cooper, APRN
Joyce Stratmoen, APRN
Heather Thatcher, APRN