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We found 5 nephrologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Sherman, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
300 North Highland Avenue; Suite 365
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Syed Shariq Saghir specializes in adult nephrology. He is conversant in Hindi-Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Saghir attended Patna Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Saghir honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Saghir include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Acute Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed-Ali Ali Asghar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
115 W.lamberth
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Syed-Ali Asghar works as a nephrologist. Dr. Asghar's professional affiliations include Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of the Punjab and Punjab Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Westlake Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Asghar speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
600 E Taylor Street; Suite 103
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Myers, who practices in Denison, TX and Sherman, TX, 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. Myers accepts. Dr. Myers graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Myers completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
600 E Taylor Street; Suite 103
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Imran Shafique sees patients in Sherman, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Shafique is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. 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
600 E Taylor Street; Suite 103
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Prasad is an adult nephrology specialist in Sherman, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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.