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Dr. Whitson B Etheridge II, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Whitson Etheridge is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Webster, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Etheridge include kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. The average patient rating for Dr. Etheridge is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Etheridge accepts. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Etheridge completed his residency training at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. June Yao's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Yao is a graduate of Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. She trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yao takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Uyeda include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Muniz's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Aashish Pandya, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Pandya's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pandya is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Tahir Hafeez works as an adult nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hafeez include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Hafeez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hafeez is open to new patients.

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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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