We found 4 nephrologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health near Winter Haven, FL.

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Dr. George Sunil Muthalakuzhy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
635 First Street North
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. George Muthalakuzhy is an adult hospital medicine and adult nephrology specialist. He has a special interest in hospital care. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. Dr. Muthalakuzhy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muthalakuzhy's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Muthalakuzhy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Alan Lawrence Sallman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Alan Sallman's specialty is adult nephrology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Dr. Michele Lea McClendon, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Michele McClendon is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. McClendon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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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Dr. Peng Jeffrey Hou, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
500 East Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Peng Hou's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Hou's medical residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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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.
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