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We found 4 nephrologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Port Arthur, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1750 9th Avenue; Suite 201
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Cyprien Vertil is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Port Arthur, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Haiti Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1750 9th Avenue; Suite 201
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rehman sees patients in Port Arthur, TX. His medical specialty 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. Rehman honors. He graduated from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1750 9th Avenue; Suite 201
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Hervy Hiner is a Port Arthur, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Hiner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1750 9th Avenue; Suite 201
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Zainab Kayani practices adult nephrology. Dr. Kayani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic 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.