We found 4 nephrologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 near Edinburg, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4717 S. Sugar Road; Suite 7
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Levine is an Edinburg, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of the University of Montemorelos Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Levine is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
4717 S Sugar Road; Suite H
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Cesar Martinez's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Martinez is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
502 S Closner Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Mahmoud Hammo Barazi is an adult nephrology specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Transplant Surgery, Adult Nephrology
5513 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Mourad Alsabbagh practices transplant surgery and adult nephrology in Edinburg, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.
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