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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Chalmers is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), hemodialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Chalmers is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Chalmers accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Acute Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Alexander Shih-Yun Liang, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Liang's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. Dr. Liang honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Liang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Las Colinas Medical Center.

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

All Interests: End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Failure, Dialysis

Dr. Anil V Asgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
415 E Southlake Boulevard; Suite 101
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Anil Asgaonkar's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He has a special interest in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and dialysis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Asgaonkar studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Asgaonkar trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. His professional affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Edward Nurenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Michael Nurenberg is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nurenberg include end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nurenberg attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Nurenberg is professionally affiliated with Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Las Colinas Medical Center.

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

All Interests: End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Failure, Dialysis

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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.