Dr. Ira Epstein, DO

NephrologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Epstein
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

North Texas Kidney Disease Associates

6331 Boulevard 26 Ste 220 North Richland Hills, TX 76180

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(817) 628-0288

Dr. Ira Epstein, DO is a Nephrology Specialist in North Richland Hills, TX and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Medical City Fort Worth and Medical City North Hills. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Epstein to book an appointment.

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Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Texas Health HEB Bedford, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (6/30/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Epstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Proteinuria
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Proteinuria more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Secondary Renovascular Hypertension more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Hypertension
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Hypertension more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension
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Dr. Epstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Dehydration
  • Dialysis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury

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Dr. Epstein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Advantra PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
HealthSmart
HealthSmart EPO
HealthSmart PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care
Medicare Advantage HMO
Preferred PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Prime Health Services
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Epstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Epstein

4.9

Based on 33 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (31)
  • Explained conditions well (31)
  • Listened & answered questions (31)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Ive known him since before he went on his own. Best doctor i have ever had.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Been going to him for years. Confident in his expertise.
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FORT WORTH, TX – Oct 30, 2018
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Dr. Epstein is dedicated to finding solutions to problems many other doctors overlook or try to mask. He is a Great Man and a Better Doctor. I would recommend him to anyone with problems they need answers to about their blood pressure or kidney health! He has helped me when no others could find a reason or solution to my health issues. He is The Best!
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Cindy in Haltom City , TX – Oct 19, 2018
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Best doctor I have ever had.
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TX – Oct 19, 2018
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Dr Epstein is the BEST doctor I have ever had ! I have been seen by him for over 11 years. His bedside manner and humor always put me at ease , I hope he never retires .
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Lisa Patterson in Ft Worth, TX – Oct 18, 2018
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Dr. Epstein has been my kidney Dr. for some time now. His recommendations to me on how to become healthier have made my life better and easier. He is encouraging, nonjudgmental and I believe he really cares about his practice and the health of his patients. I feel like he does not rush his appointments and I appreciate that he takes the time to address any concerns I have.
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Christine Roe in Fort Worth, TX – Oct 17, 2018
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We will highly recomend him to anyone
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Gerald & Betty Higgins – Oct 17, 2018
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Dr. Epstein is one of the best doctors in his field of specialization (kidney disease), he is characterized by his delighte and friendship with the patient and provides medical advice that improves patient’s health also if it is necessary to prescribe a medication it, he prescribes the right medication which always comes with positive results. I trust him very much … my Greetings to Dr. Epstein.
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
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Joseph Morgan in TX, TX – Oct 06, 2018
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Love the way Dr. Epstein takes the time to talk and explain to one what is going on. That makes me feel good, because of the good communication knowing that one is in good hands.
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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Wanda Otero in Fort Worth – Sep 27, 2018
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Dr. Epstein is one of th best Doctor we have ever had. He takes his time to talk with not only about your health problems but talks on a personal level. I would recommend him to anyone?
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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Betty Willis in Saginaw, TX – Sep 26, 2018
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BEYOND excellent!!! He is positively SUPERB!! D.M.Rangel, MS, RN
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
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D.M.Rangel in Ft.Worth, TX – Sep 25, 2018
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If you find yourself or one of your family members or a friend in need of a Nephrology, look no further. Dr. Epstein is an extremely knowledgeable doctor. He has been Doctor of the Year several times. He is friendly and concerned about your over all health even to the point of finding a doctor to address your other needs. I have recommended him to every one that needs a Nephrology.
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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Barbara Johnston – Sep 19, 2018
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Have been Dr. Epstein patient for years you will not fine a more caring helpful doctor.
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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Swartz in TX – Sep 01, 2018
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Dr. E is the best physician I have ever had the unfortunate opportunity to have care for me.
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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Aug 09, 2018
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Best medical help I have endured. Exceptional willingness to share important diagnosis using layman terms I can understand. None better
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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Owen Murray in N Richland Hills, TX – Aug 08, 2018
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Dr. Epstein has been an awesome positive influence in my healthcare. He has been extremely proactive in every aspect of treatment for my various issues. He is courteous and takes time to listen to me. I always look forward to visits with Dr. Epstein.
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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Chuck Manchester in North Richland Hills, TX – Jul 31, 2018
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He's kind and caring
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Feb 27, 2018
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An exceptional doctor!
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Ft Worth, TX – Dec 14, 2017
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The best Dr I have ever had! Always cares about others.
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Keller, TX – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Epstein is the BEST!!! He is professional, polite, crazy funny, ALWAYS has the patients health in the forefront of everyminute he spends with us! I have been a paitent of his 'forever' and he is my favorite and the BEST doctor in his field---or 'any' field! I trust him with my life--yeah, he's that good!!!
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Barbara Watson in Ft Worth, TX – Oct 12, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am proud to be practicing medicine as a Nephrologist with North Texas Kidney Disease Associates. As a practice, we strive to be the industry leader in...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

1981
Metropolitan Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Cooper Hosp-Umc
Residency Hospital
1977
Cooper Hosp-Umc
Internship Hospital
1976
Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
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Does Dr. Ira Epstein, DO offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Ira Epstein, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Epstein frequently treats Proteinuria, Secondary Renovascular Hypertension, and Hypertension. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Epstein treats.

Where is Dr. Ira Epstein, DO's office located?

Dr. Epstein's office is located at 6331 Boulevard 26 Ste 220, North Richland Hills, TX 76180. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

North Texas Kidney Disease Associates6331 Boulevard 26 Ste 220 North Richland Hills, TX 76180
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Renal Center of the Hills6331 Boulevard 26 Ste 200 North Richland Hills, TX 76180
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Medical City Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX

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

4 Awards Received

Medical City North Hills

North Richland Hills, TX

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Texas Health HEB

Bedford, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)