Starting Oct. 11, Dr. Ashar Luqman will be providing nephrology services to area residents through the Specialty Clinic at Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
His scope of practice will include, but is not limited to, internal medicine specializing in and treating many different kidney disorders including: acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) hypertension (high blood pressure), acute kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.
Dr. Luqman will see patients in the CRMC Specialty Clinic on the second Tuesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Referrals are needed.
Dr. Luqman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine specializing in Nephrology. He completed his post-graduate training in June 2011 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. Up on completing his training Dr. Luqman joined Renal Associates, PC in Sioux City.
"We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Luqman's services to our current offerings," said Rita Comstock, CRMC Specialty Clinic Manager. "We know there is a need for these types of services within our area and hope that adding a nephrologist to our local Specialty Clinic will help to ease the burden of those suffering from various kidney ailments."
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Luqman, contact the Cherokee Regional Medical Center Specialty Clinic at (712) 225-1506.