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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 Liberty Lane
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Lee Sung, who practices in Latrobe, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sung honors.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 Liberty Lane
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Ward's specialty is adult nephrology. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ward graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 Liberty Lane
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Walid Kassir works as an adult nephrologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kassir at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 Liberty Lane
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Moss sees patients in Latrobe, PA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moss honors.

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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.