Dr. Hideki Kawanishi, MD


Nephrology | Male

822 E 1st St Ste 4 Bloomington, IN 47401 Get Directions
Dr. Hideki Kawanishi, MD
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. Dr. Kawanishi is affiliated with Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Greene County General Hospital and Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

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    16 to 30 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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  •  Specializes in Nephrology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney 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
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • Medical School
    UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Umdnj R W Johnson Med School

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Nephrology

Procedures Performed

  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis