We found 5 nephrologists who accept Medicare near Bolivar, MO.

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Dr. Stephen Eugene Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. Stephen Garcia is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Garcia is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, Mercy Hospital Springfield, and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. David Sommerfeld is an adult nephrology specialist in Springfield, MO and Bolivar, MO. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Sommerfeld attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, Mercy Hospital Springfield, and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. Ethan Hoerschgen is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Springfield, MO, Bolivar, MO, and Mountain Grove, MO. Dr. Hoerschgen's professional affiliations include Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, Mercy Hospital Springfield, and Mercy Hospital St. Louis. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. Susan Woody is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Woody honors Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, Mercy Hospital Springfield, and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. Giselle Kohler is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Kohler's professional affiliations include Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, Mercy Hospital Springfield, and Mercy Hospital St. Louis. She honors Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kohler attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Kohler is conversant in Spanish.

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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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