Dr. Gerald Needham Jr, DO

Dr. Gerald Needham Jr, DO

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Nephrology & Hypertension  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gerald Needham Jr, DO is a nephrology & hypertension doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

Bay Area Nephrology

1305 S Fort Harrison Ave Ste H

Clearwater, FL 33756
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 92% of peers
Vitamin D Deficiency
high
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Needham Jr "Dr. Needham is a board certified Nephrologist specializing in the diseases of the kidney and hypertension."
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Specialties

  • Nephrology & Hypertension
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Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology & Hypertension
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease, Type 1
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Dialysis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Albion College Albion, Michigan
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Sun Coast Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Largo Medical Center At Indian Rocks
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of South Florda
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Davita Bay Breeze Favorite Physician, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Needham Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Needham Jr accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Needham Jr has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL 33756
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