We found 5 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Humana PPO near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. Whitson Etheridge, who practices in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Etheridge has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Etheridge attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Etheridge is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is accepting 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)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Uyeda has a special interest in renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Uyeda is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Muniz include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Muniz's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Aashish Pandya works as a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Pandya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya takes. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pandya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Tahir Hafeez works as an adult nephrologist in Baytown, TX and Pasadena, TX. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Hafeez trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program for residency. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hafeez takes. Dr. Hafeez is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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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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.

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