Hugh W. Adams III, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Nephrology
    • Board Certified:
      Internal Medicine
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    Through my work, I try to find an underlying cause for a disease or disease process. This often results in being able to minimize medications and it also allows me to not just treat symptoms or abnormal lab values. I try my best to give my patients multiple options for their treatment plan.

    My clinical interests include general nephrology, ICU nephrology and diabetic kidney disease.

    Why I Love My Work
    I enjoy the complexity of nephrology. This specialty enables me to follow patients in many different settings including the office, dialysis unit and inpatient/ICU. I’ve found the constant variety rewarding. CentraCare is the perfect place for me. It is large enough to see a variety of conditions, but small enough where you have the chance to build a community. I will be working with a fantastic group of nephrologists.

    Getting to Know Me
    My residency training was in both pediatrics and internal medicine. While I now only take care of adults, I was able to complete the initial board certification in general pediatrics and I frequently take on patients transitioning into “adulthood.”

    Living in this part of Minnesota will allow for my son to grow up with my wife's wonderful (and very large) family. The beautiful landscape doesn’t hurt either. Outside of work, I enjoy weightlifting.

    • College
      Bachelor’s Degree, Biology and Chemistry, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
    • Medical School
      Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    • Residency
      Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL
    • Fellowship
      Nephrology, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY