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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Chalmers is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), hemodialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Chalmers's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

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

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

Dr. Michael Nurenberg specializes in adult nephrology. He is especially interested in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. Dr. Nurenberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His professional affiliations include Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Las Colinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Asgaonkar attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asgaonkar include end-stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and dialysis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His professional affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Alexander Liang's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is especially interested in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Liang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Liang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese. Dr. Liang's hospital/clinic 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

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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.