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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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Peri 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) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. 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 is an adult nephrology specialist in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Smith welcomes 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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: 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 takes. She attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. 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. Bruce Hilton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baker practices adult nephrology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Baker's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He is especially interested in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. His professional affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Dr. Krishnamurthy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Krishnamurthy obtained his medical school training at the University of Mumbai, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and L.T. Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Krishnamurthy (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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.