We found 3 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Orlando, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3885 Oakwater Circle
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman is an adult nephrology specialist in Orlando, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Rehman has a special interest in hemodialysis. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Rehman is in-network for 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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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney failure, acute kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Abdo Asmar's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Asmar speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Metabolism, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypercalcemia, Hyperkalemia, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravindra R Jahagiardar, MD
Specializes in Urology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 501
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Jahagirdar has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Jahagirdar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Laser ... (Read more)

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What is Kidney Failure?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs located under the ribs near the spine. They work to remove waste and excess fluids from the body through the urine. When the kidneys are no longer working well enough for a person to live without interventions such as dialysis or a kidney transplant, it is considered kidney failure. Kidney (sometimes called renal) failure can happen suddenly, usually after surgery or an injury to the kidneys. It can also happen slowly after many years of chronic kidney disease.

The most common causes of kidney failure by far are diabetes and high blood pressure. Some other causes of chronic kidney disease are conditions such as HIV or polycystic kidney disease, inherited problems with the kidneys, or large amounts of drugs or medications that damage the kidneys.

The symptoms of kidney failure are extremely varied and depend on whether the kidney failure happened suddenly or over time. Some of the more common symptoms are fluid retention and swelling, decreased urine output, shortness of breath, fatigue, and itching as toxins begin to build up in the body.

A doctor can check kidney function with blood tests to see how well the kidneys are filtering the blood, urine tests to check for the presence of blood or protein, or blood pressure tests. High blood pressure can cause kidney disease, but kidney failure can also cause high blood pressure.

Kidney failure is a serious condition. Sometimes, if the condition happened suddenly, the problem that caused the kidney failure can be reversed and the patient can recover. More often, patients with kidney failure will rely on dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay healthy.

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