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We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Tallahassee, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman specializes in adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. Rehman focuses on hemodialysis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Larranaga, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Larranaga, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities, Dr. Larranaga attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Abdo Asmar is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Asmar is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Asmar attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. Dr. Asmar is in-network for 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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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Hypercalcemia, Hyperkalemia, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Failure

Dr. Asdrubal De Jesus Sepulveda, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Asdrubal Sepulveda practices general internal medicine in Orlando, FL and Tallahassee, FL. He completed his residency training at Hospital de la Concepcion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sepulveda takes. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, ... (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.