We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Raghuveer Vanguru M.D.
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
919 Alston; Suite 101
Ft. Worth, TX
 

Dr. Raghuveer Vanguru is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vanguru include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is affiliated with Medical City North Hills, Baylor Scott & White Health, and North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA). Dr. Vanguru honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vanguru welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Vanguru (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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

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

Abdul Hafeez MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
950 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Hafeez is an adult nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hafeez honors. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Erie County Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Hafeez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Edema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
950 W Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shane Kennedy practices adult nephrology. He is especially interested in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kennedy trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kennedy's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: End-Stage Renal Disease

Dr. Robert G. Parham MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.87 stars (4 ratings)
2900 Acme Brick Plaza
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parham is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Parham is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parham accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Parham's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bladder Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, 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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