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 practices adult hospital medicine and adult nephrology. He is especially interested in hospital care. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital. Dr. Muthalakuzhy's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muthalakuzhy takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muthalakuzhy's office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Sallman attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Sallman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Michele McClendon is an adult nephrologist in Winter Haven, FL. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McClendon's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Dr. Peng Jeffrey Hou, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
500 East Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Peng Hou's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Hou trained at Interfaith Medical Center. He is conversant in 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.