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Dr. James Smelser, MD

Nephrology*
4.3 (3)
Map Pin Small Huntsville, AL
Accepting new patients
34 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. James Smelser, MD

Dr. James Smelser, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Huntsville, AL. They specialize in Nephrology, has 34 years of experience, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. They graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine and is affiliated with Athens-Limestone Hospital, Crestwood Medical Center, Decatur Morgan Hospital, Highlands Medical Center, Huntsville Hospital, Lincoln Medical Center and Marshall Medical Center South. Dr. Smelser, completed a residency at Internal Medicine|Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn. Patients rated Dr. Smelser an average 4.3 star rating.

Dr. Smelser works at Practice in Huntsville, AL. They frequently treat conditions like Chronic Kidney Diseases, Nephritis and Nephropathy and Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Smelser's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Huntsville Renal Clinic PC
    810 Franklin St SE # A, Huntsville, AL 35801 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (256) 533-7676
  2. 2
    Huntsville Home
    2325 Pansy St Sw, Huntsville, AL 35801 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (256) 539-0338
  3. 3
    North Alabama Nephrology Center
    1311 Memorial Pkwy NW Ste 200, Huntsville, AL 35801 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (256) 536-8571
  4. 4
    Fmc Chase Dialysis Center
    1849 Keats Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35810 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (256) 852-8900

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Athens-Limestone Hospital
  • Crestwood Medical Center
  • Decatur Morgan Hospital
  • Highlands Medical Center
  • Huntsville Hospital
  • Lincoln Medical Center
  • Marshall Medical Center South

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Chronic Kidney Diseases
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Nephritis and Nephropathy
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease

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Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Chronic Kidney Diseases
Nephritis and Nephropathy
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Acute Kidney Failure
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage II
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage III
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage IV
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage V
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hypokalemia
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Proteinuria
Gout
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Hyperparathyroidism
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
Acidosis
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Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage I
Chronic Nephritic Syndrome
Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
End-Stage Renal Disease
Hydronephrosis
Hypertension
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Kidney Stones
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Nephrotic Syndrome
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Renal Hyperparathyroidism
Renal Osteodystrophy
Vitamin D Deficiency
Acute Glomerulonephritis
Acute Kidney Infection
Acute Nephritic Syndrome
Alkalosis
Amyloidosis
Chronic Glomerulonephritis
Chronic Kidney Infection
Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
Congenital Obstruction of Ureterovesical Junction
Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
Dehydration
Diabetes Insipidus
Fabry's Disease
Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Kidney Cancer
Kidney Disease
Kidney Failure
Kidney Infection
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Potassium Deficiency
Renal Hypertension
Rhabdomyolysis
Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
Small Kidney
Systemic Vasculitis
Ureteral Stones
Vasculitis
Wegener's Granulomatosis
Biopsy
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Hemodialysis
Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
Kidney Transplant Evaluation
Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
Nephrectomy
Nephrectomy with Robotic Assist
Peritoneal Dialysis
Plasmapheresis
Renal Scan
Ultrasound
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    About Dr. James Smelser, MD

    Specialties*
    • Nephrology

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    Years of Experience
    • 34 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1881685089
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine|nephrology
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Internal Medicine|Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn
    Residency
    Internship
    • Rochester Methodist Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine and Nephrology
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    Dr. James Smelser, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Smelser is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Smelser has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Smelser has seen patients for Chronic Kidney Diseases, Nephritis and Nephropathy and Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Smelser on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    3 patients have reviewed Dr. Smelser. The overall rating for this provider is 4.3. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Smelser.

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