Dr. Michael R Hand M.D.
Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) | Nephrology711 Wood St Suite A Monroe LA, 71201
Dr. Michael Hand is a nephrologist practicing in Monroe, LA. Dr. Hand specializes in the care and treatment of the kidneys. As a nephrologist, Dr. Hand 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.
Education and Training
Tulane Univ Sch of Med, New Orleans La 1991
Tulane University School of Medicine 1991
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
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- What Causes Blood to Show Up in Urine?
Hematuria is the phenomenon in which traces of blood appear in the urine. It presents a unique problem because it is not a disease in itself. It is not infectious, nor is it capable of threatening a life. It is merely a warning sign that something is wrong inside the body. Though frightening in...
- What Causes Rhabdomyolysis?
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which the muscles are rapidly broken down resulting in the release of myoglobin — the muscle protein — into the blood. This is a rare condition, and the release of myoglobin into the blood can lead to damage of kidneys. It is mostly caused by muscle injury and...
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