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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. The average patient rating for Dr. Etheridge is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Etheridge include kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Etheridge is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Uyeda's areas of expertise consist of renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Muniz's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Muniz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Hafeez's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.