We found 2 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept HealthSmart GEPO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Raghuveer Vanguru, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
919 Alston; Suite 101
Ft. Worth, TX

Dr. Raghuveer Vanguru, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Keller, TX, and Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Vanguru (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vanguru has a special interest in glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is professionally affiliated with Medical City North Hills, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Alliance. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanguru accepts. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. Robert Gordon Parham, MD
Specializes in Urology
2900 Acme Brick Plaza
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Robert Parham is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Parham average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). Dr. Parham is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Parham's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)




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What is Kidney Failure?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs located under the ribs near the spine. They work to remove waste and excess fluids from the body through the urine. When the kidneys are no longer working well enough for a person to live without interventions such as dialysis or a kidney transplant, it is considered kidney failure. Kidney (sometimes called renal) failure can happen suddenly, usually after surgery or an injury to the kidneys. It can also happen slowly after many years of chronic kidney disease.

The most common causes of kidney failure by far are diabetes and high blood pressure. Some other causes of chronic kidney disease are conditions such as HIV or polycystic kidney disease, inherited problems with the kidneys, or large amounts of drugs or medications that damage the kidneys.

The symptoms of kidney failure are extremely varied and depend on whether the kidney failure happened suddenly or over time. Some of the more common symptoms are fluid retention and swelling, decreased urine output, shortness of breath, fatigue, and itching as toxins begin to build up in the body.

A doctor can check kidney function with blood tests to see how well the kidneys are filtering the blood, urine tests to check for the presence of blood or protein, or blood pressure tests. High blood pressure can cause kidney disease, but kidney failure can also cause high blood pressure.

Kidney failure is a serious condition. Sometimes, if the condition happened suddenly, the problem that caused the kidney failure can be reversed and the patient can recover. More often, patients with kidney failure will rely on dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay healthy.

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