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Dr. Friedrichs Henry Harris Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4409 Utica Street; Suite 100
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Friedrichs Harris is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Metairie, LA and Marrero, LA. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Harris attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Dr. Arshad Asghar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2020 Gravier Street, Box E7-20; 7th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Arshad Asghar practices adult nephrology. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Asghar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. Dr. Asghar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Dr. Jill Suzanne Lindberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4409 Utica Street; Suite 100
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Jill Lindberg, who practices in Metairie, LA and Marrero, LA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lindberg studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Dr. Steven Anthony Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4409 Utica Street; Suite 100
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Steven Morris is an adult nephrology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris takes. Dr. Morris attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Dr. Hui Jin Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4409 Utica Street; Suite 100
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Hui Kim's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. She attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is the medical specialty that deals with diseases of the kidneys. Nephrologists deal with illnesses that are caused by lowered kidney function, such as certain types of hypertension. They also treat illnesses that harm the kidneys, such as acute kidney disease. Other specific diseases and disorders that are treated by a nephrologist include:
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Acute renal failure
  • Blood or protein in the urine (hematuria or proteinuria)
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephritis, or inflammation of the kidneys

Pediatric nephrologists specialize in kidney diseases and disorders affecting infants and children. They may see children for inherited kidney diseases, recurring urinary tract infections, or high blood pressure, among other problems.

A nephrologist may use lab tests, ultrasound, and biopsies to diagnose the problem for their patients. They might prescribe treatments ranging from diet changes to dialysis to transplants. Most kidney problems are chronic, meaning that they last for a long time. Thus, nephrologists get to know their patients well and may treat them for many years.
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