The mission of Western Nephrology is to provide the highest quality, compassionate medical care for patients with kidney disease. This is accomplished by:

  • Continuous learning in order to maintain expertise in our field;
  • Integration of clinical best practices into our care model;
  • Utilization of technology and data to create efficiency and improve processes and outcomes;
  • Participation in research to advance medical science in the field of nephrology;
  • Education of our medical and patient communities.


The physicians and staff of Western Nephrology operate with integrity and compassion and value our relationships with patients, health partners and community. We practice medicine in the most comprehensive, evidence-based approach possible. Through collaboration, integration, innovation and use of technology we maintain our position at the forefront of evolving healthcare delivery models that improve quality of life, outcomes and cost.


  • Positive Patient Experiences: Exceed patient expectations in every encounter
  • Valuing People: Show compassion and respect for others
  • Continuous Learning: Be willing to learn, grow and accept change
  • Accountability: See through to completion all responsibilities and commitments
  • Positive Communication: Communicate in a productive and professional manner
  • Professionalism: Exhibit professionalism in communication, actions and work environment
  • Stewardship: Consider the greater good over self-interest; demonstrate integrity


Western Nephrology began practice in 1968 serving Lutheran Medical Center and St. Anthony Central Hospitals. In 1973 the practice expanded to provide both inpatient and outpatient dialysis services to the West Denver Metropolitan Region.

Over the next 40 years outpatient dialysis centers were developed in Arvada, Boulder, Brighton, Lafayette, Lakewood, Longmont, Thornton, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.  In addition, inpatient dialysis services were expanded to cover many hospitals and rehabilitation hospitals in the West and North West Denver Metropolitan Region.  Currently Western Nephrology provides consultative services to Avista Hospital, Boulder Community Hospital, Colorado Acute Hospital, Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital, Exempla Lutheran Hospital, Longmont United Hospital, North Suburban Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Anthony North Hospital and Vibra Hospital.

Western Nephrology partners with American Renal Associates and DaVita as medical directors and attending physicians at many regional dialysis clinics as well as a home dialysis program that provides for both home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

The practice currently includes 22 board certified nephrologists in clinics in Arvada, Boulder, Dacono, Lafayette, Lakewood, Longmont and Westminster. Research Departments are housed in our our Arvada, Longmont and Westminster Offices.  Our administrative office is located in Wheat Ridge and provides credentialing, financial support and information systems support to the practice.