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

Dr. Shafiq Cheema is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Cheema honors 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
3003 Dickinson Drive
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Olayinka Holt's medical specialty is adult nephrology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2325 E Saunders Street
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Julio Zavala Georffino sees patients in Laredo, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He takes 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
6801 Mcpherson Avenue; Suite 223
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Espinosa's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Espinosa attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Espinosa honors.

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

Dr. Adolfo Garcia is a Laredo, TX physician who specializes 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. Garcia takes.

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

Dr. Bicheng Nan is an adult nephrology specialist in Laredo, TX. Dr. Nan honors 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
2325 E Saunders Street
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Qureshi's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qureshi takes.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2325 E Saunders Street
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Chalit Wanthakawikran is an adult nephrology specialist in Laredo, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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