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

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Dr. Ira Marc Epstein, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ira Epstein practices adult nephrology in North Richland Hills, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Epstein studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Epstein welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Vanguru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Vanguru include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Vanguru is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Vanguru is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shane Kennedy works as an adult nephrologist. He has a special interest in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kennedy graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Robert Gordon Parham, MD
Specializes in Urology
1001 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parham's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Parham's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Parham is a graduate of 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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