Dr. Merhaf Zeino MD
Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) | Nephrology99 Dooley Street Cumberland Kidney Ce Crossville TN, 38555
Dr. Merhaf Zeino is a nephrologist practicing in Crossville, TN. Dr. Zeino specializes in the care and treatment of the kidneys. As a nephrologist, Dr. Zeino most typically treats conditions like kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, acute renal failure, polycystuc kidney disease, high blood pressure and more. Nephrologists are also experts on kidney transplantation and dialysis. They are usually referred to by primary care physicians for problems related to the kidneys, and while they can perform tests to diagnose kidney disorders, they do not perform surgeries.
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- Why do Kidney Stones Form in Different Sizes?
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- How Is Glomerulonephritis Diagnosed?
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- What Is a Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) Used For?
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- What Causes Lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune ailment. This means that instead of your body’s regular defense system attacking viruses and bacteria, it destroys healthy tissues. This causes swelling. Symptoms include extreme fatigue, hair loss, rashes, cognitive dysfunction, severe muscle and joint pain, ulcers in the...
- How to Prevent UTIs
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