We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept HealthSmart GEPO near Fort Worth, TX.

Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Ira Marc Epstein, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ira Epstein is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Patients gave Dr. Epstein an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raghuveer Vanguru is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). 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. Dr. Vanguru studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. His residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Vanguru (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vanguru is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

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

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 W Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shane Kennedy, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kennedy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Robert Parham specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Texarkana, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). Dr. Parham is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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

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

Insurance

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.