Dr. Heather Wheat, MD

NephrologyFemaleAge 49

Dr. Wheat
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Nephrology Assocs Of Western NY

1306 Sweet Home Rd Amherst, NY 14228

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(716) 712-0864

Dr. Heather Wheat, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Amherst, NY. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Buffalo General Medical Center and Eastern Niagara Hospital - Lockport. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wheat to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
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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
Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wheat treats Gout more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Wheat treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Hyperkalemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wheat treats Hyperkalemia more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Wheat treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Chronic Kidney Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wheat treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Wheat treats this condition more than 90% 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
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Wheat accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

Dr. Wheat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wheat

3.2

Based on 5 ratings

5 Stars
40%
(2)
4 Stars
20%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
40%
(2)
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What went well
  • Office environment (5)
  • Staff friendliness (4)
  • Appointment scheduling (3)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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Always takes the time to discuss my condition. Shows me lab results and explains. A very nice demeanor. Conscientious about follow up.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Michael A Evola – Dec 22, 2020
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Dr.Wheat is very knowledgeable and I trust the decisions she has made to adjust my plan of care. I do wish she were easier to make an appointment with. No appt times past 3pm so it makes it difficult for people who work.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Aug 26, 2020
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Keep looking. I felt very underinformed & rushed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Frank – Aug 24, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Mama Bear – Aug 01, 2018
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Heather Wheat, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Amherst, NY. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Buffalo General Medical Center and...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Univ of CO
Residency Hospital
2001
Univ of CO
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Heather Wheat, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Wheat has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Heather Wheat, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Heather Wheat, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wheat frequently treats Gout, Hyperkalemia, and Chronic Kidney Diseases. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wheat treats.

Where is Dr. Heather Wheat, MD's office located?

Dr. Wheat's office is located at 1306 Sweet Home Rd, Amherst, NY 14228. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Nephrology Assocs Of Western NY

Nephrology Assocs Of Western NY1306 Sweet Home Rd Amherst, NY 14228
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Wheat is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Buffalo General Medical Center

Buffalo, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Eastern Niagara Hospital - Lockport

Lockport, NY

53% Patient Experience Rating, 16% lower than the national average

ENHS- Newfane Site

Newfane, NY

Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Kenmore, NY

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Sisters Of Charity Hospital

Buffalo, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received