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We found 3 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Orlando, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3885 Oakwater Circle
Orlando, FL
(407) 851-5600; (407) 933-2210

Dr. Saif Rehman practices adult nephrology in Tallahassee, FL, Orlando, FL, and Kissimmee, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehman include hemodialysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Rehman graduated from Dow Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College for residency. Dr. Rehman 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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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD), acute kidney failure

All Interests: Acidosis Acute Glomerulonephritis Acute Kidney Failure Amyloidosis Anemia Calcium Metabolism ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL
(407) 266-3627; (407) 629-1599

Dr. Abdo Asmar specializes in adult nephrology. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Asmar obtained his medical school training at Kaunas University of Medicine and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Acute Kidney Failure Calcium Metabolism Disorders Chronic Kidney Diseases Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Ravindra Raghunath Jahagiardar (Jahagirdar) MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 501
Orlando, FL
(407) 330-1100; (407) 896-4717

Dr. Ravindra Jahagirdar is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Jahagirdar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Jahagirdar include robotic surgery. Dr. Jahagirdar's professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. Before completing his residency at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jahagirdar attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

All Interests: Conditions treated: Bladder Cancer, Bladder Infection, Bladder Stones, Blood in Urine ... (Read more)


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What is Kidney Failure?

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.