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We found 5 nephrologists who accept First Health PPO near Desoto, TX.

Dr. Apurva Ashok Lapsiwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3571 W. Wheatland Road #101; Suite 101
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Lapsiwala works as an adult nephrologist in Mesquite, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Lapsiwala 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 Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Rural Medical College and Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College and a graduate of Harrisburg Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lapsiwala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Lapsiwala is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rama Nadella, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2811 Duke of Gloucester; Suite 103
Desoto, TX
 

Dr. Rama Nadella practices adult nephrology in Dallas, TX, Mesquite, TX, and Desoto, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nadella honors. She graduated from Andhra Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Nadella's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Samir Kumar Nangia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2811 Duke of Gloucester Street; Suite 103
Desoto, TX
 

Dr. Samir Nangia practices adult nephrology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Nangia attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1510 North Hampton Road; Suite 250
Desoto, TX
 

Dr. Victor Kalu is an adult nephrology specialist. He attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalu honors. He is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Parin Mansukh Makadia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2811 Duke of Gloucester Street; Suite 103
Desoto, TX
 

Dr. Parin Makadia, who practices in Desoto, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Makadia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is the medical specialty that deals with diseases of the kidneys. Nephrologists deal with illnesses that are caused by lowered kidney function, such as certain types of hypertension. They also treat illnesses that harm the kidneys, such as acute kidney disease. Other specific diseases and disorders that are treated by a nephrologist include:
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Acute renal failure
  • Blood or protein in the urine (hematuria or proteinuria)
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephritis, or inflammation of the kidneys

Pediatric nephrologists specialize in kidney diseases and disorders affecting infants and children. They may see children for inherited kidney diseases, recurring urinary tract infections, or high blood pressure, among other problems.

A nephrologist may use lab tests, ultrasound, and biopsies to diagnose the problem for their patients. They might prescribe treatments ranging from diet changes to dialysis to transplants. Most kidney problems are chronic, meaning that they last for a long time. Thus, nephrologists get to know their patients well and may treat them for many years.