We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Private Healthcare Systems 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 specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Langman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Langman attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Langman speaks French.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He has a special interest in kidney problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Lane attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Bobrowski is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), plasmapheresis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bobrowski attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Tuazon is conversant in Filipino. She has a special interest in 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. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For her residency, Dr. Tuazon trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, 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 works as a pediatric hospice and palliative medicine specialist and pediatric nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Keswani include vasculitis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Keswani is in-network for 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)

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

Dr. Debora Matossian works as a pediatric nephrologist in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Matossian include kidney problems. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Matossian trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matossian accepts.

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

Dr. Cybele Ghossein's medical specialty is adult nephrology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glomerular diseases, kidney transplant, and acute kidney failure. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ghossein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ghossein has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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.

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