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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 specializes in adult nephrology. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Fenves include chronic kidney failure, general care, and acute kidney failure. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fenves accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Fenves speaks Hungarian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fang's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fang include chronic kidney failure, anemia, and glomerulonephritis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Teaching Award For Excellence In Clinical; and Teaching, harvard Medical School. Dr. Fang is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fang's office for an appointment.

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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 an adult nephrology specialist in Charlestown, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Arnaout (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is especially interested in polycystic kidney disease, hemodialysis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Arnaout obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Chief, Nephrology Division, Mass General Hosp; and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Arnaout is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Boston, MA. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her areas of expertise consist of chronic kidney failure, urinary tract infection (UTI), and kidney transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin takes. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 is an adult nephrologist in Boston, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: anemia, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lin completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin has received the following distinction: American Society for Clinical Investigation. 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Lu is especially interested in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), hospital care, and dialysis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lu takes. She graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: 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. She is open to new patients.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Rhee's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhee accepts. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include MGH Fellowship Teaching Award and MGH Renal Faculty Teaching Award. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rhee welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Kalim attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Julie Ingelfinger practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ingelfinger include chronic kidney failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and transplant procedures. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ingelfinger attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Ingelfinger welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

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

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

Dr. Lauren Stern's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Stern takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Stern is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). She welcomes new patients.

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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 Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Merranda Logan specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Logan's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), general care, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Logan trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is accepting 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. Dr. Thadhani has indicated that his clinical interests include pre-eclampsia, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Thadhani's practice 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 Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Borkan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Borkan 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 Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Borkan's office for an appointment.

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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.