We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Blue Choice near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Craig Bradford Langman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue; Mail Stop #37
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Craig Langman's medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Langman performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has a special interest in osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Langman speaks French. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Langman's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Eldridge Bobrowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amy Bobrowski practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) in Chicago, IL. Dr. Bobrowski has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), plasmapheresis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Bobrowski is not currently accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bobrowski trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, Plasmapheresis

Dr. Jennifer Alvaran Tuazon, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 18-250; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Tuazon is a nephrologist in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tuazon takes. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tuazon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahima Keswani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Nephrology
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mahima Keswani's specialties are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She practices in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: vasculitis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Keswani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Children's National Medical Center, Dr. Keswani attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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

All Interests: End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Kidney Problems, ... (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.

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