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We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Baytown, TX.

Dr. Whitson B Etheridge II, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Whitson Etheridge is a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Etheridge's clinical interests encompass kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Etheridge's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Renal Biopsy, Peritoneal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a specialist in adult nephrology. He is especially interested in renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Uyeda honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Uyeda is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz is an adult nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Muniz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Muniz welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Tahir Hafeez is a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hafeez include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Hafeez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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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.