We found 5 providers with an interest in kidney failure and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Ira Marc Epstein, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ira Epstein is an adult nephrology specialist in North Richland Hills, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, and urine culture. His professional affiliations include Medical City North Hills, Medical City Fort Worth, and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Epstein studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Epstein trained at Cooper University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raghuveer Vanguru works as a nephrologist. He is especially interested in glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is professionally affiliated with Medical City North Hills, Baylor Scott & White Health, and North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA). Dr. Vanguru is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Dr. Vanguru is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. Dr. Vanguru (or staff) speaks 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

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

Dr. Abdul Hafeez's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Hafeez (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Clinical interests for Dr. Hafeez include vitamin D deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Hafeez is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Alliance. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hafeez 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
950 W Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shane Kennedy is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Kennedy's areas of expertise include end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kennedy is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. David R Rittenhouse, DO
Specializes in Urology
1001 12th Ave St 140; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Rittenhouse is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Rittenhouse average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. Dr. Rittenhouse honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rittenhouse is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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