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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Bermily Maldonado-Colon is a nephrologist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Maldonado-Colon is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Maldonado-Colon attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. She 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. Maldonado-Colon's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Achinger specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Achinger honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Achinger is 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 is a nephrologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stampfl 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and 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 sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tapia is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. For his professional training, Dr. Tapia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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

Dr. Michael Achinger works as a nephrologist in Lakeland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Achinger takes. Dr. Achinger is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program.

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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 and practices in Lakeland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Vilches is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He honors 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. Valerie Marie Panzarino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Panzarino, who practices in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Panzarino attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Panzarino's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jose Aguayo works as a nephrologist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Aguayo is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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.