Dr. Michael Rokaw, MD

Dr. Michael Rokaw, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Michael Rokaw, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Shreveport, LA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

1800 Buckner St

Shreveport, LA 71101

Contact Information

(318) 227-8899

Insurance Accepted

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

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Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
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more than 99% of peers
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
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more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rokaw "Prevent Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease. Optimize care for Chronic Kidney Disease by managing hypertension, anemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism, diabetes, immunizations. Follow NKF K/DOQI guidelines. Recognize high association of Chronic Kidney Disease with Cardiovascular disease and aggressively identify and treat risk factors. Work closely with cardiology and vascular physicians."


  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hungry Bone Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lupus
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Pittsburgh
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • outstanding teaching resident award-University of Pittsburgh, 1991
  • Fellow American Society Nephrology, 2004
  • On list of Shreveport/Bossier Best Physicians-SB Magazine, 2004,2005
  • National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Grant Recipient, 1995
Media & Publications
  • local state numbers of kidney diseases rise, 7/12/05
  • Vasopression stimulates sodium transport in A6 via a phosphatidylinoside-3-kinase dependent pathway, 1999
  • Chronic regulation of transepithelial Na+ transport by the rate of apical Na entry., 1996
  • Rapamycin inhibits Protein Kinase C activity and stimulates sodium transport in A6 cells, 1996
  • Differential glycosylaion of MUC1., 1996
  • A second enzyme protecting mineralocorticoid receptors from glucocorticoid, 1998
  • Regulation of a sodium channel associated G-protein by aldosterone., 1996
  • “Experimental Acute Renal Failure” in Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (20) – Acute Renal Failure in the Critically Ill., 1995
  • Sepsis or ischemia in experimental acute renal failure: What have we learned?, 1995
  • CarboxylMethylation of the Beta subunit of XeNaC regulates, 1998
  • FK506 and rapamycin, but not cyclosporin inhibit aldosterone stimulated sodium transport in A6 cells, 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Rokaw's Reviews

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Dr. Rokaw's Performance

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Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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Dr. Rokaw is fantastic. I have been seeing him for several years. My kidney function started out at 33%, and is now at about 48%. He also detected an iron deficiency after major surgery. I highly recommend him.
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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Rokaw has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS Health Shreveport - Bossier
1 Saint Mary Pl
Shreveport, LA 71101
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Claiborne Memorial Medical Center
620 E College St
Homer, LA 71040
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Sabine Medical Center
240 Highland Dr
Many, LA 71449
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Willis Knighton Bossier Health Center
2400 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA 71111
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Willis-Knighton Medical Center
2600 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71103
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