We found 4 nephrologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Harlingen, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4402 E Sesame Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Flores' area of specialization is adult nephrology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Flores studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4402 E Sesame Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Brajesh Bhatla is a nephrologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhatla is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1649 Treasure Hills Boulevard; Suite B11
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Luna-Salazar is a specialist in adult nephrology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luna-Salazar honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1901 Pease Street
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Oladayo Sanusi is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Sanusi's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine.

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What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is the medical specialty that deals with diseases of the kidneys. Nephrologists deal with illnesses that are caused by lowered kidney function, such as certain types of hypertension. They also treat illnesses that harm the kidneys, such as acute kidney disease. Other specific diseases and disorders that are treated by a nephrologist include:
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Acute renal failure
  • Blood or protein in the urine (hematuria or proteinuria)
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephritis, or inflammation of the kidneys

Pediatric nephrologists specialize in kidney diseases and disorders affecting infants and children. They may see children for inherited kidney diseases, recurring urinary tract infections, or high blood pressure, among other problems.

A nephrologist may use lab tests, ultrasound, and biopsies to diagnose the problem for their patients. They might prescribe treatments ranging from diet changes to dialysis to transplants. Most kidney problems are chronic, meaning that they last for a long time. Thus, nephrologists get to know their patients well and may treat them for many years.
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