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We found 6 nephrologists who accept Medicare near Altoona, PA.

Dr. Pawan Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
122 E. Chestnut Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Pawan Gupta's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Gupta attended R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur for medical school. Dr. Gupta takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
312 Chestnut Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Kumbalatara Siripala is an adult nephrology specialist in Altoona, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Siripala is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Siripala attended the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Nephrology, Other, Internal Medicine
501 Howard Avenue; Suite D204
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Meera Bajwa's medical specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Bajwa graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Bajwa completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bajwa accepts. Dr. Bajwa is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite D101
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Angel Raposas' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Raposas is conversant in Filipino. He studied medicine at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raposas accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite D204
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Labban is an adult nephrologist. Dr. Labban is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Labban (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
501 Howard Avenue; Suite D204
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Marcos Manon is an adult nephrology specialist. He attended medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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.