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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's specialty is adult nephrology. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lapsiwala is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College.

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

Dr. Rama Nadella's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Nadella is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, Dr. Nadella completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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

Dr. Victor Kalu works as a nephrologist in North Richland Hills, TX, Mesquite, TX, and Desoto, TX. He is affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalu's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kalu attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harlem Hospital Center.

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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 is a nephrologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Makadia is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Makadia has an open panel.

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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.