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Diabetes Nephropathy Prevention Clinic

Physician Referral Needed

To access this program, you need a referral from a Family Physician. If you do not have a local Family Physician, please browse and contact a doctor on this list of physicians accepting new patients to discuss this program.


Diabetic Nephropathy is a progressive disease of the kidneys that arises as a complication of Diabetes; the Diabetes Nephropathy Prevention Clinic (DNPC) provides patients with direct access to an Endocrinologist (a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances) and a Nephrologist (a physician who specializes in kidney disease). Both specialists consult closely with WBPCN clinicians (nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, etc.) and also make bi-annual visits to Fort McMurray to see patients at the WBPCN Central Clinic Site.

WBPCN Patients are automatically enrolled in the program if they meet the following criteria:

  • Hypertension (BP > 130/80); or
  • Micro/Macroalbuminuria; and
  • Serum Creatinine < 200

We are privileged to be able to provide this service with the support of two well-renowned specialists who are invaluable resources for both patients and our own clinicians alike. If you have Diabetes and are not yet a patient of the WBPCN Diabetes program, ask your Family Physician for a referral.

Dr. Peter Senior, MD, PHD (Endocrinologist)


  • Associate Professor, University of Alberta: Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
  • Medical Director Clinical Islet Transplant Program
  • Medical Director Diabetic Nephropathy Prevention Clinics
  • AHS Strategic Clinical Network for Obesity Diabetes & Nutrition Core Committee
  • Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical & Scientific Section Executive
  • ADI Clinical Director for Diabetes Research
  • Attending Physician Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Alberta Hospital
  • Associate Editor, Diabetic Medicine
  • Canadian Journal of Diabetes National Editorial Board
  • Collaborative Islet Transplant Registry Publications and Presentations Committee
  • CIT Metabolic Sub-committee


Dr. Kailash Jindal, MD (Nephrologist)


  • Professor, University of Alberta: Division of Nephrology
  • Regional Clinical Director of the Northern Alberta Renal Program
  • Deputy Director and Clinical Service Chief of the Division of Nephrology, University of Alberta.
  • Professor, Dalhousie University: Division of Nephrology (1998-2003)
  • Director of the Nova Scotia/PEI Regional Dialysis Program in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University (1987 to 2003).