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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 an adult nephrology specialist in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Peri average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peri takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Peri trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Her 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, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Smith's medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. 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 open to new patients.

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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. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Chen completed her residency training at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Her 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, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Baker, who practices in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Baker has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is accepting 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 medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Krishnamurthy (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He has a special interest in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Dr. Krishnamurthy graduated from the University of Mumbai, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and L.T. Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krishnamurthy accepts. He is accepting 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.