We found 13 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
50 Staniford Street; 5 Th Floor, Suite 503b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Fenves' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Fenves's areas of expertise include the following: chronic kidney failure, general care, and acute kidney failure. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fenves is conversant in Hungarian. Dr. Fenves is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure, acute kidney failure

All Interests: Acute Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney Failure, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
151 Merrimac Street; 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Leslie Fang sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fang include chronic kidney failure, anemia, and glomerulonephritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fang attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Teaching Award For Excellence In Clinical; and Teaching, harvard Medical School. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Fang is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fang is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Failure, Anemia, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. M. Arnaout works as an adult nephrologist. His areas of expertise consist of polycystic kidney disease, hemodialysis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Arnaout is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has an open panel. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Arnaout include: Boston Super Doctors; Chief, Nephrology Division, Mass General Hosp; and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Arnaout (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Transplant Procedures, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, End-Stage Renal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 301
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nina Tolkoff-Rubin is a nephrologist in Boston, MA. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. She has indicated that her clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, urinary tract infection (UTI), and kidney transplant. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Phi Kappa Phi. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure, acute kidney failure

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Acute Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney Failure, Dialysis, Urinary Tract Infection

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Herbert Lin practices adult nephrology in Boston, MA. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include anemia, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lin is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Hospital Care, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
55 Fruit St Grb 1003
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Hua Lu practices adult nephrology in Boston, MA. In her practice, Dr. Lu focuses on end-stage renal disease (ESRD), hospital care, and dialysis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lu include: Ruth Kirschstein National Research Award 2003-2006; Fellowship at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center; and Clinical Scientist Develpoment Award, 2006-2011.. Dr. Lu offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lu has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Hospital Care, End-Stage Renal Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eugene Rhee works as a nephrologist. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rhee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rhee is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He has received distinctions including MGH Fellowship Teaching Award and MGH Renal Faculty Teaching Award.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sahir Kalim is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Kalim graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Kalim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. Lauren D Stern, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
650 Albany Street; Renal Section 540
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Stern specializes in adult nephrology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Stern is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stern has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Amyloidosis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Pregnancy, End-Stage Renal Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
55 Fruit Street Yaw 6
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Julie Ingelfinger specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. Dr. Ingelfinger's areas of expertise consist of chronic kidney failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and transplant procedures. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine, 2001-Present.; and Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, .. Dr. Ingelfinger (or staff) is conversant in French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Failure, Kidney Problems

Dr. Steven C Borkan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
650 Albany Street; Room 504
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Steven Borkan specializes in adult nephrology. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borkan's distinctions include: NIH Research Grant "Acute Renal Failure" 1999-2013; Boston Super Doctors; and Robert Evans Dawson Teaching Award, Boston Medical Center. Dr. Borkan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic. Dr. Borkan is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Acute Kidney Failure, Injuries

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Merranda Logan is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), general care, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Logan is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Logan welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
55 Fruit Street; Renal Associates Grb 1003
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ravi Thadhani's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pre-eclampsia, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Thadhani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Pre-Eclampsia, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease

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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.