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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Bermily Maldonado-Colon is a nephrologist. Dr. Maldonado-Colon attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She is an in-network provider for 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. Valerie Marie Panzarino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Panzarino's specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Panzarino is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Steven Achinger is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Achinger is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Vilches is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Vilches's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. 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.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Stampfl is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stampfl is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Tapia is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michael Achinger works as an adult nephrologist. 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. Achinger graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jose Aguayo specializes in adult nephrology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aguayo is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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.
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