We found 15 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Humana Premier near Decatur, GA.

Dr. James Lynch Bailey, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Bailey practices adult nephrology. In Dr. Bailey's practice, he is particularly interested in renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bailey attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. He has received the distinction of Diplomat for Adult, Transesophageal Echocardiography.

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Dr. Dinesh K Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
550 Peachtree Street; Suite 1625
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Dinesh Bhatia is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Bhatia attended Government Medical College and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), renal vascular disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhatia (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. Sudha Tata, MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building A
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sudha Tata is a specialist in adult transplant hepatology and adult nephrology. She works in Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tata include transplant procedures, hyperkalemia, and kidney failure. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tata honors. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Tata (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Tata is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Hyperkalemia, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jeanie Park works as a nephrologist. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her clinical interests include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Park is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Park speaks Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Dr. Charles Bertrand Hunter Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
550 Peachtree Street; Suite 1135
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Charles Hunter is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. In Dr. Hunter's practice, he is particularly interested in hyperparathyroidism, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney failure. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Atlanta Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Michel D Brathwaite, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1987 Candler Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michel Brathwaite's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and nephrotic syndrome. He is affiliated with WellStar, Atlanta Medical Center, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Brathwaite is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Brathwaite performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He speaks French.

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Dr. Angus C Howard Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1987 Candler Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Angus Howard is a nephrologist. Dr. Howard's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has a special interest in renal vascular disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney failure. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Vandana D Niyyar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Vandana Niyyar is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Atlanta, GA. Her areas of expertise include the following: angioplasty, angiogram (angiography), and nephrotic syndrome. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Niyyar attended medical school at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Niyyar's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, Dr. Niyyar (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Hypertension, Angiogram, Angioplasty, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. William H Cleveland II, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1987 Candler Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. William Cleveland is an adult nephrologist. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney failure. Dr. Cleveland is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cleveland trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Failure

Dr. James T Someren, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Someren is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), nephrotic syndrome, and hyperkalemia. Dr. Someren is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Someren's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Hyperkalemia, Hypertension, Lupus, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Tahsin Masud, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
550 Peachtree Street; 7th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Tahsin Masud works as an adult nephrologist in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Masud's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), nephrotic syndrome, and kidney failure. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Masud completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Masud (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Jason Cobb, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
550 Peachtree Street Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jason Cobb's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cobb include renal vascular disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and nephrotic syndrome. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Cobb performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Cobb has received the distinction of Cheif Fellow, Emory University Nephrology Fellowship. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. Sharon M Graves, MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sharon Graves' areas of specialization are adult transplant hepatology and adult nephrology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Graves is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. John J Doran, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne; 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. John Doran is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Doran completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Doran is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2260 Northlake Prkwy; Suite 211
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Saied Murphy's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include diabetes, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphy takes.

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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.