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We found 4 nephrologists who accept First Health PPO near Desoto, TX.

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

Dr. Apurva Lapsiwala is a nephrologist in Mesquite, TX, Dallas, TX, and Grand Prairie, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lapsiwala honors. Dr. Lapsiwala is a graduate of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rama Nadella, who practices in Dallas, TX, Mesquite, TX, and Desoto, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Nadella honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Nadella attended medical school at Andhra Medical College.

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

Dr. Victor Kalu practices adult nephrology in North Richland Hills, TX, Mesquite, TX, and Desoto, TX. Dr. Kalu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. He is affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kalu's office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Makadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. For his professional training, Dr. Makadia completed 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.