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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Bermily Maldonado-Colon is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Maldonado-Colon is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Steven Gerard Achinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Steven Achinger's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Achinger graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Mark Raymond Stampfl, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Stampfl's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Stampfl attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Ricardo Vilches, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Vilches specializes in adult nephrology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Vilches is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Hugo Ricardo Tapia-Mendieta, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Tapia's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended National University of San Marcos and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Tapia is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Valerie Marie Panzarino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Panzarino works as a pediatric nephrologist in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Panzarino's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Achinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Michael Achinger's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Achinger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Jose Javier Aguayo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jose Aguayo practices adult nephrology in Lakeland, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aguayo studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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.