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 a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center. In Dr. Fenves's practice, he is particularly interested in chronic kidney failure, general care, and acute kidney failure. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alfred Kranes Award and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fenves is conversant in Hungarian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure, acute kidney failure

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

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

Dr. Leslie Fang works as an adult nephrologist in Boston, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fang include chronic kidney failure, anemia, and glomerulonephritis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fang honors. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fang has received include Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Award for Excellence In Clinic; and Medicine Principles and Practice. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He 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

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

Dr. M. Arnaout works as an adult nephrologist in Charlestown, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Arnaout's areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic kidney disease, hemodialysis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arnaout's office for an appointment. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions 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)

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

Dr. Herbert Lin is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: anemia, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lin attended Harvard Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Lin 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)

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

Dr. Hua Lu works as a nephrologist in Boston, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: end-stage renal disease (ESRD), hospital care, and dialysis. Dr. Lu is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lu include: Ruth Kirschstein National Research Award; Fellowship at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center Clinical Scientist Develpoment Award; and Claflin Distinguished Scholar. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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

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

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

Dr. Sahir Kalim's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kalim include hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalim accepts. Dr. Kalim 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

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

Dr. Julie Ingelfinger sees patients in Boston, MA. Her medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Her areas of expertise 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ingelfinger has received include Boston Super Doctors; Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine; and Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Ingelfinger (or staff) speaks French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Eugene Rhee's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rhee include 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 takes. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rhee has received professional recognition including the following: MGH Fellowship Teaching Award and MGH Renal Faculty Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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)

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

Dr. Nina Tolkoff-Rubin's area of specialization is adult nephrology. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin include chronic kidney failure, urinary tract infection (UTI), and kidney transplant. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to 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

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 is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Stern trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for her residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. She is open to 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

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

Dr. Steven Borkan is an adult nephrologist. Dr. Borkan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, and more. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He has received distinctions including NIH Research Grant "Acute Renal Failure"; Boston Super Doctors; and Robert Evans Dawson Teaching Award, Boston Medical Center. Dr. Borkan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Acute Kidney Failure, Injuries

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

Dr. Merranda Logan is a specialist in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), general care, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Logan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. 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)

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

Dr. Ravi Thadhani's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Thadhani attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include pre-eclampsia, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Thadhani is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes 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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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.

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