We found 6 nephrologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Melbourne, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2200 W Eau Gallie Boulevard; Suite 202c
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Tamer Ahmed specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Ahmed graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Rhodes Kriete sees patients in Melbourne, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kriete accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2200 W Eau Gallie Boulevard; Suite 202c
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Tran's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Faldu is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Melbourne, FL. 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.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Claus Spies is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Spies 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. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Rodriguez is an adult nephrology specialist in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Rodriguez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College 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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