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We found 5 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Plaza Ii, Suite 201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Smith specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Urine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4240 International Parkway; Suite 154
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen is an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Dr. Chen graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Hilton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baker is an adult nephrologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Baker average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Baker studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gururaj Krishnamurthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3000 Ih 35 North; Suite 210
Denton, TX
 

Dr. Gururaj Krishnamurthy is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Krishnamurthy (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Krishnamurthy's areas of clinical interest consist of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. He is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and L.T. Municipal Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Krishnamurthy trained at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Krishnamurthy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney failure

All Interests: End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Failure, Dialysis

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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.