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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 is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. Dr. Langman's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langman takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Langman is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bobrowski include hypertension (high blood pressure), plasmapheresis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Bobrowski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Bobrowski trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Bobrowski 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. Jerome Charles Lane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Lane's medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). In his practice, Dr. Lane focuses on kidney problems. Dr. Lane is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Lane studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lane trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center.

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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. 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 has a special interest in polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Tuazon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For her professional training, Dr. Tuazon completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Tuazon's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cybele Ghossein, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 18-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cybele Ghossein specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Ghossein has indicated that her clinical interests include glomerular diseases, kidney transplant, and acute kidney failure. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Ghossein trained at Jacobi Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ghossein is professionally 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)

Dr. Jawad Munir, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
210 S. Des Plaines
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jawad Munir's areas of specialization are adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Munir include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Munir takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Nishtar Medical College and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: vasculitis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Keswani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Keswani completed a residency program at Children's National Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna.

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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.