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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 works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Vera is conversant in Spanish. He studied medicine at National University of San Agustin. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vera takes.

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

Dr. Sunil Patel is a nephrologist. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He graduated from 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12675 Hesperia Road
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Prashanth Kumar is an adult nephrology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12675 Hesperia Road
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Jay Shankar specializes in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at Mysore Medical College. Dr. Shankar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sheila Cherian's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Cherian attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.