We found 12 nephrologists who accept United Healthcare HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Sharon Adrienne Perlman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
601 5th Street S; Pediatric Nephrology Suite 304
St Petersburg, FL
 

Clinical interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Ramona M Arias, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
4880 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ramona Arias is a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arias include diabetes, hemorrhoid banding, and alzheimer's disease. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Conemaugh Health System for residency. Dr. Arias is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Hemorrhoid Banding, Diabetes, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
635 4th Street N; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ashwani Gupta works as a nephrologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Gupta attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hemoperfusion, Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Acute Kidney Failure, Peritoneal Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ignacio Alberto Sotolongo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Sotolongo is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Suncoast Medical Clinic and Northside Hospital. Dr. Sotolongo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Sotolongo attended Eugenio Maria de Hostos University for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Mrinalini Emma Matcha, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
635 4th Street N; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mrinalini Matcha is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Matcha's clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. She 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. Dr. Matcha is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Matcha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Diabetic Nephropathy, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Manuel Fabelo II, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Edward Fabelo is an adult nephrologist. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Fabelo attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Fabelo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Suncoast Medical Clinic and Northside Hospital.

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Dr. Nehal Subhash Dassani, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
620 10th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nehal Dassani's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Dassani honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Suncoast Medical Clinic and Northside Hospital.

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Dr. Sudhindra Pudur, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
635 4th Street N; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sudhindra Pudur is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Pudur speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of angioplasty, erythropoietin (EPO) test, and kidney failure. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. Dr. Pudur completed his residency training at Gandhi Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He accepts 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 Failure, Erythropoietin Test, Angioplasty, Dialysis

Dr. Michael Siedlecki Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Siedlecki practices adult nephrology in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise consist of kidney problems and dialysis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Siedlecki attended the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Polish. Dr. Siedlecki's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Richard Lustig, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alan Lustig is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Lustig (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Lustig's areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic kidney disease, hemodialysis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island College Hospital and Boston Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabila Niaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nabila Niaz is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Niaz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. She takes 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: Hemodialysis, End-Stage Renal Disease, Biopsy, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Frank William Ayestaran Cassani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
601 5th Street South; 3rd Floor Department #7820
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Frank Ayestaran Cassani is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He works in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Ayestaran Cassani graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ayestaran Cassani completed a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Ayestaran Cassani has an open panel.

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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.