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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Chalmers' specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), hemodialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Chalmers is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Chalmers's practice is open to 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 is an adult nephrologist. Dr. Liang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese. His clinical interests encompass end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Liang attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 is an adult nephrology specialist in Corinth, TX, Denton, TX, and Southlake, TX. Dr. Asgaonkar's areas of clinical interest consist of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and dialysis. He is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is open to new patients. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Asgaonkar completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic.

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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 specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Irving, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Nurenberg is especially interested in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. His professional affiliations include Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Las Colinas Medical Center. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.