Dr. James Brandes, MD

Dr. James Brandes, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. James Brandes, MD is a nephrology specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1985 and specializes in nephrology, nephrology & hypertension, and more.Read his story

4021 N 52nd St

Milwaukee, WI 53216

Contact Information

(414) 873-3600

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Acute Kidney Failure
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Brandes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brandes "Dr. Brandes is a Native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1985. He completed his internal medicine residency and his nephrology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Brandes served on the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor of Medicine from 1990-1995 and continues to hold a clinical professor appointment at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received numerous awards and honors in teaching and is a past recipient of a National Institute of Health award. Dr. Brandes has spoken extensively and published topics related to dialysis and specifically to peritoneal dialysis. He currently serves as chairman of the Medical Review committee of Renal Network 11. Dr. Brandes is Medical Director of the Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Capitol and Glendale facilities. He additionally serves as Medical Director and chairs the Fresenius Medical Care's Quality Improvement Program."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brandes "It is my goal to improve the health and well being of those affected with kidney disease. I want to assist the patient and their families in adjusting to the disease and its treatment. I have a special interest in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis."

3  Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Nephrology & Hypertension
  • Nephrology & Renal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

42  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Med College Wi Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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