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We found 6 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Ira Epstein practices adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Epstein attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Epstein is open to 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vanguru include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Vanguru completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Vanguru (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Abdul Hafeez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Hafeez practices adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hafeez include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hafeez's office for an appointment. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Hafeez (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Edema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shane Wesley Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shane Kennedy works as an adult nephrologist. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He 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. Kennedy speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Randall Rittenhouse, DO
Specializes in Urology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Rittenhouse's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Rittenhouse at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Rittenhouse attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rittenhouse has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Charles Bamberger, MD
Specializes in Urology
416 S Henderson
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Charles Bamberger is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Fort Worth, TX. He attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Bamberger's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, penile cancer, and sleep disorders. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Bladder ... (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.