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We found 5 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 is a pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenbrook, IL, and Northbrook, IL. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Langman trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Langman include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langman accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Langman's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among Dr. Bobrowski's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), plasmapheresis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Bobrowski's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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; Galter 18-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Tuazon is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tuazon include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Tuazon attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tuazon's practice is open to 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. Jawad Munir, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
210 S. Des Plaines
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jawad Munir works as a nephrologist and geriatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Munir include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Munir honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He studied medicine at Nishtar Medical College. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Munir is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (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). Dr. Keswani's areas of expertise include vasculitis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at Children's National Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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.