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We found 4 nephrologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Longview, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1402 N Fourth Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Venkateshwar Reddy is an adult nephrologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. Dr. Reddy studied medicine at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore University.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1402 N 4th Street; Suite 300
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Glenn McDonald practices adult nephrology. Dr. McDonald accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1402 N Fourth Street; Suite 300
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Shobha Shakamuri's specialty is adult nephrology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1402 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Rajiv Vij works as an adult nephrologist in Longview, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vij accepts. He studied medicine at Nagpur University.

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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.