We found 9 nephrologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Largo, FL.

Dr. Tushar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1055 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Tushar Sharma is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Sharma is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
100 Oakmont Lane; Unit #104
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hayat's specialty is adult nephrology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. He is in-network for AvMed, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hayat is closed to new patients at this time. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital. He has received the distinction of Physician Appreciation Award.

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Dr. Frederick Lawrence Dewberry, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
617 Lakeview Road; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Dewberry's specialty is adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include renal (kidney) biopsy and dialysis. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Dewberry attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Dewberry's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. 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.

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Clinical interests: Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Kedar Ravindra Shetye, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 303
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kedar Shetye is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Shetye (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Shetye is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He 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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Clinical interests: Kidney Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Gerald Thomas Needham Jr., DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite H
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Needham practices adult nephrology. He 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. Dr. Needham graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Michael J Brucculeri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1055 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Brucculeri's specialty is adult nephrology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brucculeri include diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. Dr. Brucculeri accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis, Geriatric Health

Dr. Michael William Ham, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
617 Lakeview Road; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Ham is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Ham's areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Ham is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Layal Abdel Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 314
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Layal Abdel Rahman is a nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include kidney problems and transplant procedures. Dr. Abdel Rahman is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1345 W. Bay Drive; Suite 202
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Brooke Mobley is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Mobley's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.