We found 13 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
151 Merrimac Street; 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Leslie Fang works as an adult nephrologist in Boston, MA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fang include chronic kidney failure, primary care, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fang's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Award for Excellence In Clinic; and Medicine Principles and Practice. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

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

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

Dr. M. Arnaout is a nephrologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arnaout include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Arnaout is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Arnaout attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Arnaout's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Chief, Nephrology Division, Mass General Hosp; and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Arnaout (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Transplant Procedures, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, End-Stage Renal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Fenves is a nephrologist. His clinical interests encompass chronic kidney failure, internal medicine, and acute kidney failure. Dr. Fenves is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Fenves has received the following distinctions: Alfred Kranes Award and Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Hungarian. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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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 in Boston, MA. Dr. Lin has a special interest in anemia, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lin has an open panel.

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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, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eugene Rhee is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rhee include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Rhee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rhee has received distinctions including MGH Fellowship Teaching Award and MGH Renal Faculty Teaching Award. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

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

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

Dr. Hua Lu is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Lu's clinical interests include end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Lu attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Her distinctions 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. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lu is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: End-Stage Renal Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Sahir Kalim is a specialist in adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Kalim attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Kalim's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Kalim is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
55 Fruit Street Yaw 6
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Julie Ingelfinger is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Before completing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Ingelfinger attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and transplant procedures. Dr. Ingelfinger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic kidney failure

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

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

Dr. Ravi Thadhani's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pre-eclampsia, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thadhani is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Lauren Stern specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Boston, MA. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Stern attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stern has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 301
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nina Tolkoff-Rubin specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin include chronic kidney failure, urinary tract infection (UTI), and kidney transplant. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tolkoff-Rubin welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Logan include hypertension (high blood pressure), internal medicine, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Logan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her practice is open to 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)

Dr. Steven C Borkan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
650 Albany Street; Room 504
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Steven Borkan is a nephrologist. In addition to English, Dr. Borkan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic. Dr. Borkan is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borkan honors. He has received distinctions including NIH Research Grant "Acute Renal Failure"; Boston Super Doctors; and Robert Evans Dawson Teaching Award, Boston Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Acute Kidney Failure, Injuries

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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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