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We found 6 nephrologists who accept Health Net HMO near Victorville, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17207 Jasmine Street; 2
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Edgard Vera is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Victorville, CA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vera attended National University of San Agustin for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12675 Hesperia Road
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Prashanth Kumar is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Kumar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16003 Tuscola Road; Suite H
Apple Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sunil Patel is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16041 Kamana Road; Suite A
Apple Valley, CA
 

Dr. Harbans Singh's specialty is adult nephrology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12675 Hesperia Road
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Jay Shankar's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Shankar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mysore Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17207 Jasmine Street; 2
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Sheila Cherian specializes in adult nephrology. She studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.