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There are 15 Nephrologists in Port Charlotte, FL and 40% of those with reviews are rated 4-star or higher. Some of the most common clinical focuses include Nephrological Conditions and Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. Popular hospitals in the area include HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital, HCA Florida Englewood Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
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15 Results for Nephrology near Port Charlotte, FL
Photo: Dr. Louis Damian, MD

Dr. Louis Damian, MD

Nephrology
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Accepting new patients
1 years of experience
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Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. To ensure patients have a reasonable number of physician choices, the program includes physicians who may not have privileges at our hospital but have an office location in our hospitals’ primary service area and/or have been granted access to our hospitals’ clinical information systems. Physicians participating in the Endocrine Surgery Center of Excellence referral program have met certain board requirements and clinical thresholds to ensure providers have proficiency in the field of Endocrine Surgery. With respect to community endocrinology only, physicians have committed to see patients within designated timeframes, and/or may be employed by competitors. Physicians offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
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On staff at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital
Photo: Dr. Lalita Thatte, MD

Dr. Lalita Thatte, MD

Nephrology
5.0 (5)
Accepting new patients
28 years of experience
Offers telehealth
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Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. To ensure patients have a reasonable number of physician choices, the program includes physicians who may not have privileges at our hospital but have an office location in our hospitals’ primary service area and/or have been granted access to our hospitals’ clinical information systems. Physicians participating in the Endocrine Surgery Center of Excellence referral program have met certain board requirements and clinical thresholds to ensure providers have proficiency in the field of Endocrine Surgery. With respect to community endocrinology only, physicians have committed to see patients within designated timeframes, and/or may be employed by competitors. Physicians offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
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On staff at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital
Photo: Dr. Kianoosh Kaveh, DO

Dr. Kianoosh Kaveh, DO

Nephrology
4.7 (3)
Accepting new patients
24 years of experience
Offers telehealth
Book an Appointment
Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. To ensure patients have a reasonable number of physician choices, the program includes physicians who may not have privileges at our hospital but have an office location in our hospitals’ primary service area and/or have been granted access to our hospitals’ clinical information systems. Physicians participating in the Endocrine Surgery Center of Excellence referral program have met certain board requirements and clinical thresholds to ensure providers have proficiency in the field of Endocrine Surgery. With respect to community endocrinology only, physicians have committed to see patients within designated timeframes, and/or may be employed by competitors. Physicians offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
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On staff at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital
Photo: Dr. Kianoosh Kaveh, DO

Dr. Kianoosh Kaveh, DO

Nephrology
4.7 (3)
Accepting new patients
24 years of experience
Offers telehealth
Book an Appointment
Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. To ensure patients have a reasonable number of physician choices, the program includes physicians who may not have privileges at our hospital but have an office location in our hospitals’ primary service area and/or have been granted access to our hospitals’ clinical information systems. Physicians participating in the Endocrine Surgery Center of Excellence referral program have met certain board requirements and clinical thresholds to ensure providers have proficiency in the field of Endocrine Surgery. With respect to community endocrinology only, physicians have committed to see patients within designated timeframes, and/or may be employed by competitors. Physicians offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
(941) 269-6658
On staff at HCA Florida Englewood Hospital
Photo: Dr. Nandheesha Hanumanthappa, MD

Dr. Nandheesha Hanumanthappa, MD

Nephrology
5.0 (6)
Accepting new patients
11 years of experience
Offers telehealth
Book an Appointment
Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. To ensure patients have a reasonable number of physician choices, the program includes physicians who may not have privileges at our hospital but have an office location in our hospitals’ primary service area and/or have been granted access to our hospitals’ clinical information systems. Physicians participating in the Endocrine Surgery Center of Excellence referral program have met certain board requirements and clinical thresholds to ensure providers have proficiency in the field of Endocrine Surgery. With respect to community endocrinology only, physicians have committed to see patients within designated timeframes, and/or may be employed by competitors. Physicians offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
(941) 269-6852
On staff at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital
Photo: Dr. Rohit Pankhaniya, MD

Dr. Rohit Pankhaniya, MD

Nephrology
4.2 (5)
Accepting new patients
19 years of experience
Offers telehealth
Book an Appointment
Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. To ensure patients have a reasonable number of physician choices, the program includes physicians who may not have privileges at our hospital but have an office location in our hospitals’ primary service area and/or have been granted access to our hospitals’ clinical information systems. Physicians participating in the Endocrine Surgery Center of Excellence referral program have met certain board requirements and clinical thresholds to ensure providers have proficiency in the field of Endocrine Surgery. With respect to community endocrinology only, physicians have committed to see patients within designated timeframes, and/or may be employed by competitors. Physicians offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
(941) 269-6940
On staff at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital
Photo: Dr. Lalita Thatte, MD

Dr. Lalita Thatte, MD

Nephrology
5.0 (5)
Accepting new patients
28 years of experience
Offers telehealth
Book an Appointment
Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. To ensure patients have a reasonable number of physician choices, the program includes physicians who may not have privileges at our hospital but have an office location in our hospitals’ primary service area and/or have been granted access to our hospitals’ clinical information systems. Physicians participating in the Endocrine Surgery Center of Excellence referral program have met certain board requirements and clinical thresholds to ensure providers have proficiency in the field of Endocrine Surgery. With respect to community endocrinology only, physicians have committed to see patients within designated timeframes, and/or may be employed by competitors. Physicians offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
(941) 269-6944
On staff at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital
Photo: Dr. Jaideep Hingorani, MD

Dr. Jaideep Hingorani, MD

Nephrology
3.4 (5)
Accepting new patients
15 years of experience
Offers telehealth
Book an Appointment
Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. To ensure patients have a reasonable number of physician choices, the program includes physicians who may not have privileges at our hospital but have an office location in our hospitals’ primary service area and/or have been granted access to our hospitals’ clinical information systems. Physicians participating in the Endocrine Surgery Center of Excellence referral program have met certain board requirements and clinical thresholds to ensure providers have proficiency in the field of Endocrine Surgery. With respect to community endocrinology only, physicians have committed to see patients within designated timeframes, and/or may be employed by competitors. Physicians offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
(941) 269-6952
On staff at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital
Photo: Dr. Louis Damian, MD

Dr. Louis Damian, MD

Nephrology
0
Accepting new patients
1 years of experience
Book an Appointment
Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. To ensure patients have a reasonable number of physician choices, the program includes physicians who may not have privileges at our hospital but have an office location in our hospitals’ primary service area and/or have been granted access to our hospitals’ clinical information systems. Physicians participating in the Endocrine Surgery Center of Excellence referral program have met certain board requirements and clinical thresholds to ensure providers have proficiency in the field of Endocrine Surgery. With respect to community endocrinology only, physicians have committed to see patients within designated timeframes, and/or may be employed by competitors. Physicians offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
(863) 250-0860
On staff at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital

Nephrology Frequently Asked Questions

What is a nephrologist?

A nephrologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect your kidney. Nephrologists are experts in kidney function who also study how kidney disease can harm other areas of your body.

Your kidneys are involved in several important bodily functions, including:

  • high-blood pressure management through the release of certain hormones
  • waste and excess fluid removal from your blood
  • mineral, water, and electrolyte balancing

What conditions do nephrologists treat?

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Nephrologists diagnose and treat several conditions that affect your kidneys. They also get involved when other health factors contribute to kidney disease and dysfunction, such as:

  • autoimmune diseases: a group of diseases where your immune system attacks your body
  • blood in urine: an indication that you may have an infection, kidney disease, or cancer
  • chronic kidney disease: the gradual and irreversible damage to your kidneys
  • diabetes: a disease that can damage your kidneys, nerves, and other organs
  • glomerulonephritis: a life threatening inflammation of your kidneys’ internal structures
  • heart disease: a group of serious diseases that includes hardening or clogged arteries, weakened muscles, and more
  • high blood pressure (HBP): blood pressure that increases to unhealthy levels and can cause damage to your kidneys and other organs
  • kidney cancer: a type of cancer that originates in or spreads to your kidneys
  • kidney failure: loss of kidney functionality, which allows toxins to build up in your blood
  • kidney stones: solid masses made of crystals form inside your kidneys and urinary tract
  • polycystic kidney disease: an inherited disorder that causes fluid-filled cysts to develop in your kidneys
  • renal artery stenosis: a narrowing of the arteries that provide blood to your kidneys
  • nephrotic syndrome: excess protein in the urine due to kidney damage

What procedures do nephrologists perform?

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Nephrologists will perform different procedures depending on the reason for your visit. For initial visits, your nephrologist may perform diagnostic tests, such as blood tests and urinalysis. Depending on your lab results, a nephrologist may also perform the following procedures:

  • imaging tests of your kidneys, including ultrasounds and X-rays
  • dialysis, which involves a machine that’s used to filter and purify your blood
  • renal biopsies, in which kidney tissue samples are taken for lab analysis
  • kidney transplant, which is a procedure that replaces failing kidneys with healthy ones

When should I contact a nephrologist?

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Usually, your primary care physician will refer you to a nephrologist when they suspect you have kidney-related symptoms that a specialist knows how to treat. Some of the most common reasons for a visit to a nephrologist include chronic urinary tract infections or recurring kidney stones. However, you may need to visit a nephrologist more often if you have:

  • a family history of kidney disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure

What can I expect from a nephrologist appointment?

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You can expect your nephrologist to conduct a standard physical exam during your first appointment. Then your nephrologist will ask questions about any medications you currently take and your family history.

Depending on your symptoms, your nephrologist may also recommend additional tests, such as a urinalysis. They will then discuss your treatment plan and go over recommended medications, lifestyle changes, and future appointments.

What questions should I ask my nephrologist?

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It’s important that you prepare for your appointment with your nephrologist. To help you get started, we’ve created a list of good questions to ask:

  • What were my lab results?
  • What caused my kidney issues or failure?
  • If my kidney condition is chronic, how long will it be before I require dialysis?
  • What type of dialysis do you recommend for my condition?
  • Are there any lifestyle changes I can make now to reduce my risk of kidney failure?
  • How long will my treatment plan take, or how long will it be ongoing?
  • Are there any medications and dietary changes you recommend I make?
  • Will I need a kidney transplant? If so, what are my options?
  • Will I eventually need dialysis?

You may use these questions as a starting point, but feel free to add your own. A good practice is to also ask for additional information and take notes during your appointment.