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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. M. Arnaout is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arnaout include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Arnaout is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arnaout honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Arnaout is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Arnaout completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Arnaout has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Chief, Nephrology Division, Mass General Hosp; and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Arnaout (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, End-Stage Renal Disease, Acute Kidney Failure

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 4.87 stars (2 ratings)
151 Merrimac Street; 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Leslie Fang is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fang include chronic kidney failure, primary care, and anemia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fang is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Fang has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Award for Excellence In Clinic; and Medicine Principles and Practice. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Primary Care, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Failure, Anemia

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
50 Staniford Street; 5 Th Floor, Suite 503b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Fenves is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, internal medicine, and acute kidney failure. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fenves takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Fenves's distinctions include: Alfred Kranes Award and Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Hungarian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure, acute kidney failure

All Interests: Acute Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney Failure, Internal Medicine

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Herbert Lin practices adult nephrology. Dr. Lin's areas of clinical interest consist of anemia, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lin has received include Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and American Society for Clinical Investigation.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Failure, Anemia

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eugene Rhee specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Rhee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: MGH Fellowship Teaching Award and MGH Renal Faculty Teaching Award. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rhee welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
55 Fruit St Grb 1003
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Hua Lu is an adult nephrology specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lu graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. She trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Ruth Kirschstein National Research Award; Fellowship at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center Clinical Scientist Develpoment Award; and Claflin Distinguished Scholar. In addition to English, Dr. Lu speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lu is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: End-Stage Renal Disease, Dialysis

Lauren D. Stern MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
650 Albany Street; Renal Section 540
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Stern is a specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stern include kidney stones, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and amyloidosis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Stern attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Stern welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Amyloidosis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, End-Stage Renal Disease

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sahir Kalim is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Boston, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kalim include hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kalim takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalim is open to new patients. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
55 Fruit Street; Renal Associates Grb 1003
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ravi Thadhani is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include pre-eclampsia, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Thadhani is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. Dr. Thadhani is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Thadhani completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Pre-Eclampsia, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
average rating 4.33 stars (2 ratings)
55 Fruit Street Yaw 6
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Julie Ingelfinger works as a pediatric nephrologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ingelfinger include chronic kidney failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and transplant procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Ingelfinger has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine; and Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Ingelfinger (or staff) speaks French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Failure, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 301
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nina Tolkoff-Rubin is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, urinary tract infection (UTI), and kidney transplant. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin graduated from Harvard Medical School. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure, acute kidney failure

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Acute Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney Failure, Dialysis, Urinary Tract Infection

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Merranda Logan's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Logan attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), internal medicine, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Logan is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney ... (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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