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Dr. Heather Wheat, MD

Nephrology •  Female • Age 48

  3 Reviews
Dr. Wheat

Nephrology Assocs Of Western NY

1306 Sweet Home Rd Amherst, NY 14228
Accepting new patients

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(716) 712-0864

Dr. Heather Wheat, MD is a nephrology specialist in Amherst, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 2000 and specializes in nephrology.

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(716) 712-0864

Dr. Wheat accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wheat's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hyperkalemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wheat treats Hyperkalemia more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Wheat treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wheat treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Wheat treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Chronic Kidney Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wheat treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Wheat treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Wheat's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Wheat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wheat

2.3

Based on 3 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Average Reported Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
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Keep looking. I felt very underinformed & rushed.
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After a lengthy time to reach a diagnosis, the correct treatment was recommended and indicating success. However due to the omission of one important recognized treatment factor, the patient was denied a chance for remission. While having a pleasant bedside manner, Dr.Wheat is reluctant to communicate “clear” information on her reasoning for this.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Heather Wheat, MD is a nephrology specialist in Amherst, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 2000 and specializes in nephrology.

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

Education

2003
University Of Co
Residency Hospital
2001
University Of Co
Internship Hospital
2000
SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average