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Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh is a specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwoh include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Kwoh's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kwoh trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kwoh include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Whitson B Etheridge II, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Whitson Etheridge's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Etheridge include kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Etheridge attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Etheridge honors. Dr. Etheridge has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Renal Biopsy, Peritoneal ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley's specialty is adult nephrology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Foley completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Helen H Hwang, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Helen Lee's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Lee attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Dr. Gene David Forrester, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Gene Forrester works as a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Conroe, TX. Dr. Forrester's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forrester takes. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Forrester's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Nizar Ahmed Younas, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Nizar Younas is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Younas's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Younas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Billy Gilbert's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Gilbert's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Shearer specializes in adult nephrology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Shearer include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Shearer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shearer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Dr. Chaudhary is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chaudhary attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Chaudhary is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. June Yao is a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Webster, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Yao accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Yao attended medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
150 Pine Forest Drive; Suite 101
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Madhavilatha Vuppali's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vuppali include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Vuppali studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. She completed her residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Vuppali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Amanda Walton Basford, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
129 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 109
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Basford works as an adult nephrologist in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Basford completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Debbie Kurian is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Baytown, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Kurian's areas of expertise include the following: kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Amerigroup Star, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Transplant, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Sibtain Hatim Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sibtain Ali works as an adult nephrologist. His clinical interests encompass kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ali studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Leggington sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Webster, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Leggington has a special interest in kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leggington is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda's specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Uyeda is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Uyeda attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

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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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