Dr. Ghayas Habach, MD

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Merit Health Care 291 James Payton Blvd Sylacauga, AL 35150 Get Directions
Dr. Ghayas Habach, MD
Ghayas A. Habach, M.D., M.P.H. FASN 291 James Payton Blvd. Sylacauga and 729 East Battle Street, Talladega, Alabama Phone: (256) 249-0028 Fax: (256) 249-0019 "For over 30 years I have been devoted to the care and well-being of my patients as well as research in nephrology and public health." Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine - 1995 – 2005 Re-certification Board of Internal Medicine - 2005 – 2015 Re-certification Board of Internal Medicine - 2015-2025 American Board of Nephrology - 1996 – 2006 Re-certification Board of Nephrology - 2006 – 2016 Education: Master of Public Health Johns Hopkins University - 1987 – 1988 Doctor of MedicineFaculty of Medicine, Damascus University - 1979 – 1986 Externship Rotations in London, England - 1984 – 1985 Work Experience: Medical Director and Staff Physician - 1994 – PresentMerit Health Care, PC Sylacauga and Talladega, Alabama LandMark Dialysis/ National Renal Alliance - Present Stone Avenue Talladega, Alabama 35160 Medical Director/ Dialysis Unit - 1998 – Present DaVita Healthcare, Inc. 331 James Payton Blvd. Sylacauga, AL 35150 Medical Director/ Dialysis Unit - 2007 - Present DaVita Healthcare, Inc. 724 West Battle Street Talladega, AL 35160 Consulting Nephrology Medical Staff - 2005 – Present Brookwood Medical Center 2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive Birmingham, AL 35209 Nephrology Fellowship - 1991 – 1994 The University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine Division of NephrologyAnn Arbor, Michigan Internal Medicine Residency - 1988 – 1991Hartford Hospital University of Connecticut Hartford, Connecticut Program Officer - 1986 – 1988 United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Awards and Recognitions: Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology - 2007 – 2012 Ford Foundation, Population Council - 1987 – 1988Full tuition scholarship and stipend for MPH program American Diabetes Association - 1999 – 2002 Provider Recognition Program Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Society of Nephrology Member of the American College of Physicians Member of the National Kidney Foundation Admitting Privileges: Citizens Baptist Medical Center, Talladega, AL Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, AL Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham, AL Research and Publication: "Diabetes and Hypoglycemia" – Graduation ThesisFaculty of Medicine, Damascus University "Tuberculosis Among Blue Collar Workers" – Prevention Medicine Thesis Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University Habach G, Port FK, Mauger EA, Wolf RA, Port FK, Hospitalization Rates among United States Dialysis Patients. ASN Abstract, Volume 4 (3), September 1993 Habach G, Bloembergen WE, Mauger EA, Wolf RA, Port FK, Hospitalization among United States Dialysis Patients: Hemodialysis Versus Peritoneal Dialysis, J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 1995; 1940 – 1948. Habach G, Port FK: Hemodialysis, Dialysates and Delivery Systems. In the Textbook of Nephrology, S.G. Masrey, R.J. Glassock (eds). Williams and Wilkins, 1994. Habach G: Screening Diabetics for Microalbuminuria by Primary Care Physicians. ASN Abstract, Volume 9, September 1998. Habach G: A New Early Start Cinacalcet Protocol Demonstrates a Sustained Improvement in Bone Mineral Outcomes in Prevalent Dialysis Patients; a 2-year Retrospective Study. ASN Abstract, November 2014

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Merit Health Care, PC of Sylacauga291 James Payton Blvd
Sylacauga, AL 35150
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Ghayas A. Habach, M.D., M.P.H. FASN

291 James Payton Blvd. Sylacauga and 729 East Battle Street, Talladega, Alabama Phone: (256) 249-0028 Fax: (256) 249-0019 

"For over 30 years I have been devoted to the care and well-being of my patients as well as research in nephrology and public health."

Certification:

American Board of Internal Medicine - 1995 – 2005

Re-certification Board of Internal Medicine - 2005 – 2015

Re-certification Board of Internal Medicine - 2015-2025

American Board of Nephrology - 1996 – 2006

Re-certification Board of Nephrology - 2006 – 2016

Education:

Master of Public Health Johns Hopkins University - 1987 – 1988

Doctor of MedicineFaculty of Medicine, Damascus University - 1979 – 1986

Externship Rotations in London, England - 1984 – 1985

Work Experience:

Medical Director and Staff Physician - 1994 – PresentMerit Health Care, PC Sylacauga and Talladega, Alabama

LandMark Dialysis/ National Renal Alliance - Present Stone Avenue Talladega, Alabama 35160

Medical Director/ Dialysis Unit - 1998 – Present DaVita Healthcare, Inc. 331 James Payton Blvd. Sylacauga, AL 35150

Medical Director/ Dialysis Unit - 2007 - Present DaVita Healthcare, Inc. 724 West Battle Street Talladega, AL 35160

Consulting Nephrology Medical Staff - 2005 – Present Brookwood Medical Center 2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive Birmingham, AL 35209

Nephrology Fellowship - 1991 – 1994 The University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine Division of NephrologyAnn Arbor, Michigan

Internal Medicine Residency - 1988 – 1991Hartford Hospital University of Connecticut Hartford, Connecticut

Program Officer - 1986 – 1988 United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Awards and Recognitions:

Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology - 2007 – 2012

Ford Foundation, Population Council - 1987 – 1988Full tuition scholarship and stipend for MPH program

American Diabetes Association - 1999 – 2002 Provider Recognition Program

Professional Affiliations:

Member of the American Society of Nephrology Member of the American College of Physicians Member of the National Kidney Foundation

Admitting Privileges:

Citizens Baptist Medical Center, Talladega, AL

Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

Research and Publication:

"Diabetes and Hypoglycemia" – Graduation ThesisFaculty of Medicine, Damascus University

"Tuberculosis Among Blue Collar Workers" – Prevention Medicine Thesis Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University

Habach G, Port FK, Mauger EA, Wolf RA, Port FK, Hospitalization Rates among United States Dialysis Patients. ASN Abstract, Volume 4 (3), September 1993

Habach G, Bloembergen WE, Mauger EA, Wolf RA, Port FK, Hospitalization among United States Dialysis Patients: Hemodialysis Versus Peritoneal Dialysis, J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 1995; 1940 – 1948.

Habach G, Port FK: Hemodialysis, Dialysates and Delivery Systems. In the Textbook of Nephrology, S.G. Masrey, R.J. Glassock (eds). Williams and Wilkins, 1994.

Habach G: Screening Diabetics for Microalbuminuria by Primary Care Physicians. ASN Abstract, Volume 9, September 1998.

Habach G: A New Early Start Cinacalcet Protocol Demonstrates a Sustained Improvement in Bone Mineral Outcomes in Prevalent Dialysis Patients; a 2-year Retrospective Study. ASN Abstract, November 2014

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  •  Specializes in Nephrology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Conditions Treated

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Damascus Univ. School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Connecticut

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Michigan Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Damascus University, Syria

    Graduated in 1986

  • Other Education
    Johns Hopkins School Of Public Health

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Age Management Medicine
  • General Medical Practice
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Gerontology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Nephrology
  • Nephrology & Hypertension
  • Nephrology & Renal Medicine
  • Renal Dialysis Technology
  • Renal Metabolic Disorders
  • Renal Physiology

Procedures Performed

  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis