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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 is an adult nephrology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Gupta honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
312 Chestnut Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Kumbalatara Siripala is an adult nephrologist. Dr. Siripala is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. After attending the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida.

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

Dr. Meera Bajwa's area of specialization is nephrology (kidney disease). She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 practices adult nephrology. Dr. Raposas accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. He is conversant in Filipino.

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

Dr. Barbara Labban is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Labban (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Labban is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Before completing her residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Labban attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labban takes.

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

Dr. Marcos Manon practices adult nephrology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA).

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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.