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We found 4 nephrologists who accept United Healthcare HMO near Naples, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
661 Goodlette Road N; Suite 104
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Joji Urlanda's medical specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Urlanda (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. She attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
400 8th Street North
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Steven Bialkin's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Bialkin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
700 2nd Avenue N; Suite 203
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Marilyn Wahe is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Wahe honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. James Sterrett's specialty is adult nephrology. 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 studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School 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.