We found 3 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Orlando, FL.
Dr. Saif Rehman works as a nephrologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rehman include hemodialysis. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Rehman 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College, Dr. Rehman attended Dow Medical College for medical school.
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Dr. Abdo Asmar is an adult nephrologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asmar honors. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Asmar attended Kaunas University of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Asmar is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Asmar's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Medical Center, and Orlando Health.
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Dr. Ravindra Jahagirdar specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Jahagirdar's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jahagirdar include robotic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jahagirdar takes. Dr. Jahagirdar is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. His medical residency was performed at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Jahagirdar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.
Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
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Kidneys are bean-shaped organs located under the ribs near the spine. They work to remove waste and excess fluids from the body through the urine. When the kidneys are no longer working well enough for a person to live without interventions such as dialysis or a kidney transplant, it is considered kidney failure. Kidney (sometimes called renal) failure can happen suddenly, usually after surgery or an injury to the kidneys. It can also happen slowly after many years of chronic kidney disease.
The most common causes of kidney failure by far are diabetes and high blood pressure. Some other causes of chronic kidney disease are conditions such as HIV or polycystic kidney disease, inherited problems with the kidneys, or large amounts of drugs or medications that damage the kidneys.
The symptoms of kidney failure are extremely varied and depend on whether the kidney failure happened suddenly or over time. Some of the more common symptoms are fluid retention and swelling, decreased urine output, shortness of breath, fatigue, and itching as toxins begin to build up in the body.
A doctor can check kidney function with blood tests to see how well the kidneys are filtering the blood, urine tests to check for the presence of blood or protein, or blood pressure tests. High blood pressure can cause kidney disease, but kidney failure can also cause high blood pressure.
Kidney failure is a serious condition. Sometimes, if the condition happened suddenly, the problem that caused the kidney failure can be reversed and the patient can recover. More often, patients with kidney failure will rely on dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay healthy.