Dr. Hideki Kawanishi, MD

Dr. Hideki Kawanishi, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Hideki Kawanishi, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Bloomington, IN. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

822 E 1st St Ste 4

Bloomington, IN 47401

Contact Information

(812) 333-8194

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • 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
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • UMDNJ R W Johnson Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kawanishi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kawanishi to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Kawanishi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Bloomington, IN |
Doc not only did not listen, but when I tried to explain or add impt info, he would cut me off. He bristled at questions, and was more interested in proving his superior intelligence than resolving my issue. It was "here's your diagnosis--don't question it, don't question me. You don't need to understand it. Just accept it." Problem is, because he didn't listen, he didn't know what the issue was to be diagnosed. He had already decided it before I saw him. Appt 1 lasted 14 min, appt 2 lasted 5.
Bloomington, IN |
Avoid Kawanishi at all cost. During my first visit, he took no medical history, so he had no understanding of what my issues. It was clear he had already decided nothing was wrong. So he sat down and said in a somewhat snarky tone "So why are you here?" as in "there's no reason for you to be here, all your blood tests are normal". I tried to explain it to him, but he cut me off. Follow up after abnormal test results, he continued to mock me. He still didn't even know what the issue was.
in Charlestown, IN |
Treated my dad as a pair of kidneys. He had a post cardiac issue and he was completely indifferent to dads panic attacks. Got a new nephro and had hemat in charge and dad got better exponentially faster. Decent dr, crap bedside.
Bloomington, IN |
My husband was in End Stage Renal disease for many years. Dr.Kawanishi kept him off dialysis for several years by prescribing the correct medications that helped to delay his going on to dialysis. He helped him decide whether or not to have a kidney transplant. He also helped to understand the various types of dialysis and once he had to do dialysis, he was always there for support. Through all of his efforts, Dr. Kawanishi helped us live as normal a life as possible. Thank You!!!
in Bloomington, Indiana |
He made me feel immediately at ease. Fantastic patient manner. I enjoyed his upbeat nature.
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Dr. Kawanishi accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Kawanishi has admitting privileges

Greene County General Hospital
1185 N 1000 W
Linton, IN 47441
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Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital
2900 16th St
Bedford, IN 47421
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Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital
601 W 2nd St
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
1701 N Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46206
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