Ricardo M. Calderon Ortiz, MD, Nephrologist

Get to know Nephrologist Dr. Ricardo M. Calderon Ortiz, who serves patients in Puerto Rico.

With a unique focus on the field of nephrology, Dr. Ortiz has dedicated training and unique experience in kidney care and the treatment of diseases of the kidneys. At present, he serves in various clinical roles in Puerto Rico, including: Medical Director of Atlantis Healthcare Group, Renal Center of Caguas; Medical Director of Atlantis Healthcare Group, Renal Center of Juncos; staff nephrologist at Fresenius Medical Care, Caguas Dialysis Clinic; staff nephrologist at Fresenius Medical Care, Humacao Dialysis Clinic; staff nephrologist at HIMA•San Pablo Caguas Hospital; staff nephrologist at Ryder Memorial Hospital; and staff nephrologist at Hospital Menonita de Caguas.

With an impressive academic background, Dr. Ortiz was educated at the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, where he obtained his medical degree. He furthered his training with an internship, residency, and fellowship at San Juan Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dedicated to preserving adult health, the doctor is board-certified in internal medicine & nephrology and hypertension by the American Board of Internal Medicine, which is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

In order to stay up to date on developments in his field, he maintains professional memberships with the American Society of Nephrology and the Puerto Rican Society of Nephrology and Hypertension. He attributes his successful career to working hard, being passionate about his field, and having always known that he wanted to become a doctor.

Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys. It is the study of normal kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy. Nephrologists have advanced training in treating kidney disease. They diagnose and treat kidney failure, as well as help patients by prescribing medications, offering special diet advice, and coordinating dialysis care when the time comes. 

Throughout his many years of experience, Dr. Ortiz has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of his practice, as evidenced by his sterling record. He has also conducted several publications, including ‘A Rare Case Of B- Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia: A Case Report’ & ‘Life-Threatening Hyperkalemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.’

Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys boating. His favorite professional publication is the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Learn More About Dr. Ricardo M. Calderon Ortiz:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8136102-Ricardo-Calderon-Ortiz-De-Las-Flores-Gurabo-00778 or through Puerto Rico Renal Health, http://www.prrenalhealth.org/en/doctor/dr-ricardo-calderon/

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