Dr. John R. Ballenger M.D., Doctor
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Dr. John R. Ballenger M.D.

Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) | Nephrology

333 University Ave Suite 120 Sacramento California, 95825

About

Dr. John Ballenger is a nephrologist practicing in Sacramento, California. Dr. Ballenger specializes in the care and treatment of the kidneys. As a nephrologist, Dr. Ballenger 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

MD at University of Oklahoma

Univ of Ok Coll of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 1974

University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine 1974

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine- Nephrology

Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 50 years of experience

Areas of expertise and specialization

ElectrolytesHypertensionRenal Transportment

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington -
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of California -

Awards

  • Top Doctor- 2015   

Internships

  • Presbyterian College- 1975

Fellowships

  • Nephrology at University of Washington

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Nephrology, California Medical Association

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Hard work and continued desire to make a difference in his field.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Snow Skiing

Dr. John R. Ballenger M.D.'s Practice location

333 University Ave Suite 120 -
Sacramento, California 95825
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New patients: 916-929-8564
Fax: 916-929-4529

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