UPMC Cole welcomes Said Al Zein, MD, nephrologist. Dr. Al Zein earned his medical degree from the University of Damascus, Syria. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and his fellowship in nephrology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.
“Kidney disease affects 37 million people in the U.S., and many people may not know that they have it until it’s progressed to an advanced stage,” Dr. Zein said. “The treatment options at early detection versus advance-stage diagnosis are significant and can greatly affect a patient. When caught early, I work with my patients to prevent kidney failure by applying lifestyle modifications, medications, and insuring optimal management of other diseases that can harm the kidneys such as high blood pressure and diabetes. However, when treating more advanced stage kidney disease, the damage is irreversible and requires dialysis or kidney transplant. That’s why education, awareness, and early detection are key.”
Zein is accepting new patients and referrals from north-central Pennsylvania and south-central New York at Nephrology Services, UPMC Cole Irwin Medical Arts Center, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 814-260-5576.