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We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Private Healthcare Systems 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 specialty 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Langman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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 has an open panel.

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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. Jerome Charles Lane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Lane's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). His clinical interests include kidney problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Lane is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lane completed residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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

All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, End-Stage Renal Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amy Bobrowski is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Bobrowski's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), plasmapheresis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Bobrowski attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Bobrowski is professionally affiliated with 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 Street Ste 18-250; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Tuazon is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Tuazon 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tuazon include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tuazon speaks Filipino. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

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

Dr. Debora Matossian, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Debora Matossian practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) in Chicago, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in kidney problems. Dr. Matossian is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Matossian is 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: Transplant Procedures, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She has a special interest in vasculitis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Keswani takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Keswani's training includes a residency program at Children's National Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include 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)

Dr. Cybele Ghossein, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Suite 18-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cybele Ghossein is a nephrologist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glomerular diseases, kidney transplant, and acute kidney failure. Dr. Ghossein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ghossein is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Glomerular Diseases, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Failure, Kidney ... (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.