We found 33 nephrologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Michael Freundlich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
9380 Sw 150 Street; Suite 260
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Freundlich sees patients in Hollywood, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Freundlich include osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freundlich honors. Dr. Freundlich obtained his medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Soroka Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freundlich include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Freundlich (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Freundlich is affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. David Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
7900 Sw 57th Avenue; Suite #21
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Hoffman is an adult nephrology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, and kidney surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoffman graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hoffman include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. Oscar Gallardo Galvez, MD
Specializes in Nephrology
3006 Aviation Avenue; Suite 4-a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Oscar Galvez's area of specialization is nephrology (kidney disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Galvez include kidney surgery. Dr. Galvez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Galvez average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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Clinical interests: Kidney Surgery

Dr. Ana L Paredes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3200 Sw 60th Court; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Paredes specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paredes include osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paredes completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Paredes is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Felix Ignacio Ramirez-Seijas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3200 Sw 60th Court; Suite 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Felix Ramirez-Seijas' area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Ramirez-Seijas is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ramirez-Seijas focuses on kidney problems. He is an in-network provider 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 the University of Santiago de Compostela. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Ramirez-Seijas's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Problems

Dr. Fernando Carmelo Trespalacios, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Trespalacios practices adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trespalacios include kidney surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trespalacios include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Surgery

Dr. David Michael Trueba, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Trueba specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney surgery. Dr. Trueba's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Surgery

Dr. Mario Alberto Almeida Suarez, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Nephrology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Almeida-Suarez is a primary care doctor and nephrologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Almeida-Suarez include hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, and kidney surgery. Dr. Almeida-Suarez 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. Dr. Almeida-Suarez's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. Carlos Andres Granja, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Granja is an adult nephrology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Granja include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of Ecuador. Dr. Granja completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus, Preventive Care

Dr. Jorge Carlos Busse, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Busse is an adult nephrology specialist in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include kidney surgery. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Busse accepts 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 Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Busse attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Busse speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Surgery

Dr. Anselmo Ernesto Cepero-Akselrad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3200 Sw 60th Court; Suite 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anselmo Cepero-Akselrad is a pediatric nephrologist in Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in kidney problems. Dr. Cepero-Akselrad's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After attending the University of Havana School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Miami Children's Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cepero-Akselrad honors 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 Problems

Dr. Alberto B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Nephrology, Other
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi sees patients in South Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Esquenazi is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esquenazi accepts. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Esquenazi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Esquenazi is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Preventive Care

Dr. Jose B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jose Esquenazi, who practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Esquenazi 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. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Esquenazi attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Esquenazi is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus, Preventive Care

Dr. Emilio Jose Gomez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sunset Drive; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Emilio Gomez's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gomez include kidney surgery. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital, Dr. Gomez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. 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 Surgery

Dr. Antony Adrian Farias, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9193 Sw 72nd Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antony Farias' medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farias include kidney surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Farias completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Farias's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Surgery

Dr. Marcos B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Nephrology, Other
7900 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 21
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Esquenazi sees patients in South Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). In Dr. Esquenazi's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Esquenazi has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Lupus, Preventive Care

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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.