The specialists at Rockford Nephrology Associates are dedicated to our mission ...

... To Serve Nephrology Patients

Our medical staff includes 10 Board-certified Nephrologists and 3 Nurse Practitioners, all working exclusively in Nephrology. In addition to our main office on Roxbury Road, we provide outpatient appointments at several convenient satellite locations and visit inpatients at 8 area hospitals.


RNA offers comprehensive care for adults including:

  • Nephrology consultations
  • Follow-up visits
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Kidney Disease education
  • Dialysis Access Center Services

We diagnose and manage hypertension, kidney disease and problems that may lead to kidney disease. We strive to keep kidneys healthy; when this is not possible, we encourage Kidney Transplantation and Home Dialysis. Our highly specialized Interventional Nephrologists offer dialysis patients convenient outpatient procedures to preserve dialysis access. The physicians at RNA are the Medical Directors for all the outpatient dialysis units in the area to help ensure our patients receive the best possible care.

RNA news


Rockford Nephrology Associates Helps RMH in High Performance Ranking

Rockford Memorial Hospital (RMH) has made the US News and World Reports annual list of "Best Hospitals 2013-2014". Rockford Nephrology Associates provides the nephrology inpatient care for these patients when admitted to RMH. Nephrology has been ranked high-performing for the past 3 years at RMH. Read more...


Welcome Dr. Murdakes!

Rockford Nephrology Associates is proud to welcome Dr. Charlene Murdakes, M.D. starting on 9/16/2013. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, she comes to us from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where she has just completed her fellowship in Nephrology. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Murdakes, please call (815) 227-8300.
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Influenza - Just the Facts 2012

Preparing for the flu season involves everyone, especially those of us that are your healthcare providers at RNA and you, as a patient with chronic kidney disease. The flu can be a serious illness and should not be overlooked. Read more...


Summertime Food Selections

Everyone wants to enjoy summer, including the fabulous food we come in contact with at picnics, gatherings, the baseball game and the pool. As a patient with Chronic Kidney Disease and a restricted diet, enjoying these types of meals can be difficult. Read more...


October 1, 2011 - Kidney Mobile coming to RNA!

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) is partnering with Rockford Nephrology Associates to offer a free screening through the nation’s only educational mobile unit, the KidneyMobile®, for those at risk for kidney disease on Saturday, October 1 from 9am-1pm at Rockford Nephrology Associates located at 612 Roxbury Road in Rockford. Free screenings will include: blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index, waist circumference, urinalysis and blood draw for kidney disease. Read more...


April 20, 2011 - RNA has a new lighted sign

Rockford Nephrology Associates is proud to announce they have added new lit signage to the front of the building. Read more...


April 9, 2011 - Annual Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness

Rockford Nephrology Associates had the pleasure of being a sponsor for the 2011 Annual Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness. Hundreds of participants enjoyed the walk/run through the beautiful neighborhood. Read more...


October 16, 2010 - Kidney Mobile was a success!

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) in collaboration with DaVita, Inc. and Rockford Nephrology Associates provided the Freeport and its surrounding communities the message of early detection and prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease. The NKFI’s KidneyMobile provided free screening and education about risk factors for kidney disease to 24 attendee’s. Read more...


Rockford Nephrology Associates (RNA) recently received the 2009 DaVita Team Spirit of Partnership Award

Rockford Nephrology Associates (RNA) recently received the 2009 DaVita Team Spirit of Partnership Award. The prestigious award is given annually to recognize partnering Nephrology practices who collaboratively work with DaVita to not only improve clinical outcomes for people with chronic kidney disease, but also to support the larger kidney care community. Read more...


2010 - RNA has a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

The EMR offers a record management system which allows our office to enter and access patient information in the most efficient way possible. Our doctors and other staff members are able to access the electronic chart at our satellite locations too. Read more...