Dr. Sean M. O'brien D.O.
Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) | Nephrology2121 N Beverly Ave Suite 105 Tucson AZ, 85712
Dr. Sean O'brien is a nephrologist practicing in Tucson, AZ. Dr. O'brien specializes in the care and treatment of the kidneys. As a nephrologist, Dr. O'brien 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
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 1990
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
- Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Nephrology; Tucson Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
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