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We found 8 nephrologists who accept MyBlue near Lakeland, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Bermily Maldonado-Colon is a specialist in adult nephrology. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Maldonado-Colon accepts. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Maldonado-Colon attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Steven Achinger is a specialist in adult nephrology. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Achinger is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and 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 sees patients in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Panzarino honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Stampfl is a nephrologist in Lakeland, FL. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stampfl is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

Dr. Michael Achinger specializes in adult nephrology. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. Dr. Achinger 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. His professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Vilches, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vilches honors. Dr. Vilches is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Tapia's area of specialization is adult nephrology. 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 attending National University of San Marcos for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Tapia is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1745 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jose Aguayo is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Aguayo is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then 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.