Get to know KHA

Where decades of professional experience in kidney care combine to shape one exceptional vision.

Serving The Northshore For Over 20 Years


Kidney & Hypertension Associates is a provider group that specializes in the treatment of patients with kidney diseases, hypertension, diabetes, stone disease, and multi-organ disorders that affect kidney function.

In 1998, Dr. David Powers started a part-time nephrology practice on the Northshore in conjunction with LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, where he was employed as a professor. Dr. Powers initially operated the practice with a single medical assistant, the late “Miss Margaret”. They saw their original patients in one of two locations: a converted warehouse in Hammond that was subdivided into makeshift exam rooms, and a sublet office space in Covington.

Dr. Powers outside of Covington Office.

Dr. Powers left LSU in 2000 in order to develop Kidney & Hypertension Associates into a full-time private nephrology practice. Since that time, KHA has expanded to satellite offices throughout the Northshore area and provides consulting services to various hospitals and medical centers that serve our communities.

KHA practitioners also hold medical director positions for six Fresenius dialysis units, which are located at clinics in Hammond, Covington, Slidell, Amite, Franklinton and Lacombe. Additionally, Kidney & Hypertension Associates manages acute inpatient dialysis for three major medical facilities and two long-term care hospitals across the region, and is one of the only physician groups in Southeast Louisiana that offers resources for qualifying patients to receive peritoneal (at-home) dialysis.

Mission Statement

Our Mission Remains The Same

We want to maintain our reputation as the Northshore's premier nephrology practice by offering the same compassionate, patient-centered care we have provided since Day One, as we also continually expand our reach, our knowledge, and our services to help more people than we did the day before.

Why Choose KHA?


At Kidney & Hypertension Associates, we tailor our care strategies to each patient's individual needs. Other healthcare providers may favor an approach that packages your disease and treatment into one neat, convenient little box, but we fear that this philosophy can potentially lead healthcare providers to lose sight of what truly matters most to their patients: real, everyday outcomes and life impacts.  

The team at KHA believes that nothing is more important than your health, and factors like corporate decision-making, financial restrictions, or busy clinic schedules should never be given a higher priority. We focus on you and all the unique factors of your case so that we can design the right management plan to keep you feeling and living as well as possible, now, and for the future. We also accept all forms of healthcare coverage and operate clinics throughout the area to ensure that you can get the help you deserve as easily and affordably as possible.

No matter what makes you special as a patient--whether your case looks typical or "breaks the mold", whether you need a more personal approach to help you keep your body in balance, whether you've faced barriers to finding the best treatment in the past, or whether you just want to be sure you've explored all of your options--you can always count on KHA to handle you with care.

Professional Associations & Partnerships


All of our physicians at KHA are board certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Additionally, each member of our team maintains active involvement in various professional organizations and educational initiatives in order to ensure that our patients receive the most advanced and successful treatment or management options that the field of renal care has to offer.

The following resources provide helpful information for other healthcare providers, patients, and family members who wish to learn more about kidney disease and strategies for kidney care.

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Get The Care You Deserve

At Kidney and Hypertension Associates, our dedicated, knowledgeable physicians and nurse practitioners will work with you to find the best management and treatment strategy for hypertension, kidney disease, or disorders of kidney function, no matter what other factors may have influenced your kidney care before now. KHA patients can schedule regular visits at one of seven office locations across the Northshore area, and our providers consult with hospital-based physicians and direct operations for Fresenius dialysis units at medical centers and clinics throughout the region.

Call us today at (985) 893-0911 to schedule your first visit.