Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

NephrologyMaleAge 66

Dr. Erlanger
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Nephrology Associates Med Grp

1100 N Palm Canyon Dr Ste 211 Palm Springs, CA 92262

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(760) 994-4684

Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO is a Nephrology Specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Des Moines U, College of Osteopathic Med/Surg medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Desert Regional Medical Center and Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Erlanger to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Erlanger's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hyperkalemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erlanger treats Hyperkalemia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Erlanger treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erlanger treats Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Erlanger treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Proteinuria
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erlanger treats Proteinuria more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Erlanger treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Erlanger's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Scan
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Erlanger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
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Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
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Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dr. Erlanger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Erlanger

4.7

Based on 52 ratings

5 Stars
90.38461538461539%
(47)
4 Stars
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1 Star
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He is kind, informative, patient, and listens. I feel so grateful to have him as my nephrologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael OKeefe – Jan 29, 2021
Dr Erlanger is one of the most professional specialists I have ever met. He is attentive , knowledgeable, and takes as much time as needed with patients ( I assume that due to the time he has always spent with me). I have been under his care for more than 5 years , and feel very fortunate that he is there looking out for my well being. It’s hard to find medical professionals in Dr Erlanger’s league these days , and I’m fortunate that I did.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry Miller – Jan 26, 2021
Excellent, staff efficient, engaging and very professional. Dr. Erlanger prompt, professional. Reviewed my case, answered questions, and put my mind at ease. All in all excellent experience. Would recommend Dr. Erlanger to family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry Cerletti – Jan 26, 2021
Dr. Erlanger behaves as if he doesn't want to be bothered with questions. Further, he spends as little time as possible discussing my case. I'm currently looking for another nephrologist who'll help me.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Mar 18, 2020
Less than professional
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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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randall costner – Sep 27, 2019
Trusted member of my healthcare team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 03, 2019
He treats you well in the consult, and if there is any questions or something that your concert about he explains it with patience and clearly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Maria T. Tinajero De Robles in Mecca, CA – Jul 18, 2018
Very excellent Doctor!! Very thourough and respectful! One of the best !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Alice Allen in Thousand Palms, CA – Jul 17, 2018
He is an excellent dr. I would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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James R Sparks in Palm. Desert Ca – Mar 20, 2018
Likes the doctor. Direct and informative.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Palm desert ca – Feb 20, 2018
He is very professional and kind. I am very happy I found him why won't you let me finish this
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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susan frost in La Quinta Ca – Jan 25, 2018
Great office love Dr.Erlanger every professional !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Angelica in Coachella ca – Jan 25, 2018
Dr..Erlanger is the most knowedgeable and caring physician I have had in my thirty years in the desert.I have been referred to a number of specialists by Doctor Erlanger and all have been outstanding.Would highly recommend Dr.Erlanger to anyone who wants the best in health care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Joseph rescigno in Rancho mirage ca. – Jan 25, 2018
Dr. Erlanger is extremely rude, arrogant and condescending. Would not let me speak or ask questions. At one point he even laughed at me. He could not get me out of office quick enough. Left in tears. Would NEVER go back or recommend to anyone. Very tense feeling between him and nurses/office staff. Worst doctor experience ever!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Nina Bonham in La Quinta, CA – Nov 25, 2017
Very thourough, positive and supportive. I find D it motivates me to be healthier, eating right and trying to lose weight.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jason Pearlman in Palm Desert, CA – Nov 09, 2017
Long term excellent experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Mary Casey in Palm Desert, CA – Oct 24, 2017
Very caring and competent. Would rec.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Leonard Pine in Palm Desert, CA – Jul 06, 2017
Dr. Erlanger is great! Very good and knowelgeble in his field. Keep up the good work. Love his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Tom Besheer in Palm Springs, CA – Jun 01, 2017
HANDSME, CONCERNED, PROFESSIONAL,KNOWLEDGEABLE
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jay Trubee in Palm Desert, CA – May 01, 2017
I like the nurse and staff they make the visit easier. Dr's humor helps the anxiety.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Doris Mechanick in Palm Desert, CA – Apr 12, 2017

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Biography

Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO is a Nephrology Specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Des...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Education

1991
Loma Linda University
Fellowship Hospital
1989
U Nev
Residency Hospital
1986
Pacific Hosp
Internship Hospital
1985
Des Moines U, College of Osteopathic Med/Surg
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Erlanger frequently treats Hyperkalemia, Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease, and Proteinuria. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Erlanger treats.

Where is Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO's office located?

Dr. Erlanger's office is located at 1100 N Palm Canyon Dr Ste 211, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Erlanger speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Nephrology Associates Med Grp

Nephrology Associates Med Grp1100 N Palm Canyon Dr Ste 211 Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Nephrology Associates Med Grp36955 Cook St Ste 102 Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Eisenhower Medical Center

Rancho Mirage, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Hi-desert Medical Center

Joshua Tree, CA

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital

Indio, CA

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