Nephrology & Hypertension
Dr Schwartz is passionate about managing chronic kidney disease and supporting his patients to achieve the best clinical outcomes.
Areas of clinical focus & experience
Chronic Kidney Disease
Dr Schwartz works with his patients to aggressively manage risk factors for progression of disease, with a focus on lifestyle modification & evidence-based pharmaceutical intervention.
As part of chronic kidney disease care, Dr Schwartz addresses difficult to control hypertension.
Kidney disease is part of a spectrum of a cardio-metabolic disorder. Dr Schwartz addresses the entire spectrum of disease through direct management or appropriate referral.
As director of the Fraser Health home peritoneal dialysis program, Dr Schwartz is a passionate supporter of independent dialysis.
Dialysis Catheter Insertion
For patients who are candidates, Dr Schwartz offers minimally-invasive, bedside peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion that avoids the need for general anesthetic.
Acute Nephrology Care
Dr Schwartz provides on-call nephrology services as part of the Fraser Health Kidney program.
Consultations require a referral from your primary care provide or specialist
Virtual visit, or in person at #100-200 Keary Street, New Westminster, BC | Map
P (604) 516-7774
F (604) 516-7764
Kidney Care Centre
Requires a referral from Dr. Schwartz’s outpatient office
#217 – 610 Sixth St (Royal City Centre Mall), New Westminster, BC
Royal Columbian Hemodialysis Dialysis Unit | Map
Abbotsford Regional Hospital Peritoneal Dialysis Unit | Map
Royal Columbian Peritoneal Dialysis Unit | Map
Dr Schwartz has a wide-range of professional interests & experience.
Dr Schwartz is a nephrologist and medical lead of the Fraser Health home dialysis program. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. His clinical interests are focused on peritoneal dialysis, interventional nephrology and late stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) management.
He also has a keen interest in knowledge translation at the point of care and the intersection of information technology with clinical medicine. He is the creator of many online and mobile medical education offerings including QxMD.
- Chronic Disease Managaement
- Medical Information Technology
- Medical Administration
Offering remote & virtual consultations to allow more convenient access to kidney care.