Study of normal kidney function, preservation of kidney health, and treatment of kidney problems.

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Two practices in Kingsport and Bristol, Medical Directors at Kingsport, Norton, VA, Bristol Dialysis Centers

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Appointments are by referral only. Please contact your primary care physician for a referral.

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  • Monday - Friday 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
What We Do

Regional Kidney Care, PC is double-boarded in internal medicine and nephrology. We have been in practice for over 25 years and cover three hospitals, four dialysis units, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Select Specialty in Bristol, Tennessee

Dr. Steven Butler, MD
Dr. Duc Q. Vu, MD
Dr. Abrar Ahmad, MD

Our Doctors

Our board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners are dedicated to delivering personalized, educational and preventive services that provide long-term solutions, not only for the patients we serve, but for the communities where we live and work.

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Did You Know?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a condition that occurs when your kidneys don't work as well as they should to filter waste, toxins and excess fluid from your body. Kidney disease progresses in stages and may eventually lead to kidney failure.

The goal of treating CKD is to best manage your health at every stage, which can help slow progression and keep your kidneys functioning as long as possible. Treatment options for kidney failure include dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Kidney Disease

About 15% of US adults have chronic kidney disease. That's around 30 million people.

Only Need One

Most people are born with 2 kidneys, but you only need 1 to live a healthy life.

60 and Over

Kidney disease affects people of all ages, but those 60 and over are the most likely to develop it.


About 468,000 Americans with kidney failure rely on blood-filtering dialysis treatments to survive.