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We found 4 nephrologists who accept Blue Shield PPO near Fairfield, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
103 Bodin Circle
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Janet Young is an adult nephrology specialist. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is conversant in Taiwanese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, VA Northern California Health Care System, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Young's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Travis Boulevard; Suite 150
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Rubin is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Rubin's clinical interests encompass kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubin welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Rubin (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Failure, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1525 Webster Street; Suite A
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Steven Tolkan practices adult nephrology in Fairfield, CA and Vacaville, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tolkan honors. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
650 Empire Street; Suite A
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Steven Ong practices adult nephrology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Ong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is the medical specialty that deals with diseases of the kidneys. Nephrologists deal with illnesses that are caused by lowered kidney function, such as certain types of hypertension. They also treat illnesses that harm the kidneys, such as acute kidney disease. Other specific diseases and disorders that are treated by a nephrologist include:
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Acute renal failure
  • Blood or protein in the urine (hematuria or proteinuria)
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephritis, or inflammation of the kidneys

Pediatric nephrologists specialize in kidney diseases and disorders affecting infants and children. They may see children for inherited kidney diseases, recurring urinary tract infections, or high blood pressure, among other problems.

A nephrologist may use lab tests, ultrasound, and biopsies to diagnose the problem for their patients. They might prescribe treatments ranging from diet changes to dialysis to transplants. Most kidney problems are chronic, meaning that they last for a long time. Thus, nephrologists get to know their patients well and may treat them for many years.