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

Dr. Janet Y Young, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
103 Bodin Circle
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Janet Young is an adult nephrology specialist in Fairfield, CA, Mather, CA, and Sacramento, CA. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Young 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. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Oleg Rubin is an adult nephrologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin honors. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rubin's residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Rubin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 is an adult nephrologist. Dr. Tolkan attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. Dr. Tolkan's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Ong is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ong's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. He is open to new patients.

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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.