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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 a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is a graduate of the University of Montemorelos Faculty of Health Sciences. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez honors. He studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
502 S Closner Boulevard
Edinburg, TX

Dr. Mahmoud Hammo Barazi works as an adult nephrologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hammo Barazi attended medical school at 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 specializes in transplant surgery and adult nephrology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.