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

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

Dr. Whitson Etheridge works as a nephrologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Etheridge is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Etheridge's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

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

Dr. Jesse Kitanishi Uyeda, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Uyeda include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Uyeda honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney failure

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

Dr. Henry Muniz, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Baytown, TX. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Muniz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Muniz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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)

Dr. Tahir Hafeez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Tahir Hafeez specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Hafeez completed his residency training at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hafeez's practice is open to 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.