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We found 7 nephrologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Laredo, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
6508 N Bartlett Avenue; Suite D
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Bicheng Nan's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine and adult nephrology. He attended medical school at Shanxi Medical University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Shafiq-Ur Ur- Rehman Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2309 E Saunders Street; Suite 100
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Shafiq-Ur Cheema is a Laredo, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6801 Mcpherson Road; Suite 223
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Espinosa is a Laredo, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3003 Dickinson Drive
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Olayinka Holt is an adult nephrology specialist in Laredo, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1710 East Saunders; Suite B675
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Adolfo Garcia is an adult nephrology specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Garcia graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2309 E Saunders Road; Suite 100
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Chalit Wanthakawikran's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2309 E Saunders Street; #100
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Julio Zavala Georffino is a medical 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. Zavala Georffino honors.

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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.