Dr. Michael Rokaw, MD

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Age 55
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Dr. Michael Rokaw, MD
Dr. Michael Rokaw, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Shreveport, LA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Rokaw is affiliated with Willis Knighton Bossier Health Center, Claiborne Memorial Medical Center, Sabine Medical Center, Willis-Knighton Medical Center, CHRISTUS Health Shreveport - Bossier and Desoto Regional Health System.

northwest louisiana Nephrology

1800 Buckner St

Shreveport, LA 71101

Contact Information

(318) 227-8899

Dr. Michael Rokaw, MD

Dr. Michael Rokaw, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Rokaw's Experience

Dr. Rokaw's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Nephrology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • 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
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • 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 Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lupus
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

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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 accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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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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Desoto Regional Health System
207 Jefferson St
Mansfield, LA 71052
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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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