Dr. Ghayas Habach, MD

Dr. Ghayas Habach, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Ghayas Habach, MD is a nephrology specialist in Sylacauga, AL and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in nephrology, geriatric medicine, and more.Read his story

291 James Payton Blvd

Sylacauga, AL 35150

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Calcium Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Habach's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Habach "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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  • 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

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated


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

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  • Damascus University, Syria
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Damascus Univ. School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of Connecticut
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Johns Hopkins School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Habach has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Habach's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Habach to family and friends
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Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Habach's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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I Have Been Going To Dr. Habach For Over 20 Years.
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