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We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1410 near Tallahassee, FL.

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 is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Larranaga's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Larranaga is professionally affiliated with 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. Saif Rehman practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rehman include hemodialysis. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He accepts 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College for residency.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Abdo Asmar works as a nephrologist. Dr. Asmar speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Medical Center, and Orlando Health. His education and training includes medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Asmar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sepulveda honors. For his residency, Dr. Sepulveda trained at Hospital de la Concepcion. Dr. Sepulveda 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.