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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
122 E. Chestnut Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Pawan Gupta works as a nephrologist. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
312 Chestnut Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Kumbalatara Siripala is an adult nephrologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siripala's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Siripala is 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' medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. Dr. Raposas honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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

Dr. Meera Bajwa is a nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in Altoona, PA. She is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bajwa graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Barbara Labban is an adult nephrologist in Altoona, PA. She is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Labban honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Labban (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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

Dr. Marcos Manon sees patients in Altoona, PA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He graduated from Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.