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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 is an adult nephrologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fenves include chronic kidney failure, general care, and acute kidney failure. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Fenves performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Fenves speaks Hungarian. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 practices adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Fang speaks Mandarin. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, anemia, and glomerulonephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fang honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Teaching Award For Excellence In Clinical; and Teaching, harvard Medical School. 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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Arnaout has a special interest in polycystic kidney disease, hemodialysis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Arnaout studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Arnaout trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Arnaout has received include Boston Super Doctors; Chief, Nephrology Division, Mass General Hosp; and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Arnaout (or staff) speaks 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 Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, urinary tract infection (UTI), and kidney transplant. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: anemia, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lin attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lin has received the following distinction: American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Boston, MA. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Lu performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), hospital care, and dialysis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Ruth Kirschstein National Research Award 2003-2006; Fellowship at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center; and Clinical Scientist Develpoment Award, 2006-2011.. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Lu is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult nephrology in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rhee attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: MGH Fellowship Teaching Award and MGH Renal Faculty Teaching Award. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rhee's office for an appointment.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kalim include hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Kalim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kalim is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is an adult nephrology specialist in Boston, MA. She is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stern welcomes new patients. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Stern speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Ingelfinger graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. Her areas of expertise consist of chronic kidney failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and transplant procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ingelfinger honors. Dr. Ingelfinger 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) speaks French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

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

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

Dr. Merranda Logan's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), general care, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Logan attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Logan trained at Temple University Hospital for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ravi Thadhani is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Boston, MA. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include pre-eclampsia, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thadhani takes. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
650 Albany Street; Room 504
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Steven Borkan is a nephrologist in Boston, MA. Dr. Borkan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic. Dr. Borkan is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Borkan trained at Michael Reese Hospital for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including NIH Research Grant "Acute Renal Failure" 1999-2013; Boston Super Doctors; and Robert Evans Dawson Teaching Award, Boston Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Acute Kidney Failure, Injuries

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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.