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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Bermily Maldonado-Colon is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maldonado-Colon takes. For her residency, Dr. Maldonado-Colon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Maldonado-Colon is affiliated with Bartow Regional Medical Center. Dr. Maldonado-Colon 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 area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Panzarino accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Vilches is an adult nephrology specialist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vilches is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for residency. He is affiliated with Bartow Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Stampfl is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Stampfl average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stampfl takes 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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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Tapia, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Tapia accepts 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. Jose Aguayo is an adult nephrology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Bartow Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Aguayo attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Achinger is a nephrologist in Lakeland, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Achinger accepts 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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Dr. Steven Gerard Achinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Steven Achinger is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Achinger is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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