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

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

Dr. Craig Langman's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Langman's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Langman speaks French. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Bobrowski speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), plasmapheresis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Bobrowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Chicago, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Tuazon has indicated that her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Tuazon performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

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

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

Dr. Mahima Keswani practices pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) in Chicago, IL. She has a special interest in vasculitis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Keswani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at Children's National Medical Center for her residency.

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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.