We found 3 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Blue Choice near Chicago, IL.
Dr. Jennifer Tuazon is a general practitioner and adult nephrologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Tuazon attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Tuazon speaks Filipino. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , Acute Kidney Failure
All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Acute Kidney Failure, Peritoneal Dialysis, Ch ... (Read more)
Dr. Amy Bobrowski is a pediatric nephrologist in Chicago, IL. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), plasmapheresis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Bobrowski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Bobrowski obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , End-Stage Renal Disease
All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, Plasmapheresis
Dr. Mahima Keswani works as a pediatric nephrologist. Dr. Keswani's areas of expertise consist of vasculitis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and residency at Children's National Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.
Relevant Interests: , End-Stage Renal Disease
All Interests: End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Kidney Problems, Vasc ... (Read more)
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- 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
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.