We found 4 nephrologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Sebring, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Alt Us Hwy 27 S; Suite A
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Pinzon practices adult nephrology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pinzon studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
130 Medical Center Avenue
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Fabio Oliveros practices adult nephrology. The average patient rating for Dr. Oliveros is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3030 Us 27 S
Avon Park, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Abanilla's specialty is adult nephrology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
130 Medical Center Avenue
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Zeledon's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeledon takes.

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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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