Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 46

Dr. Rafiq
Accepting new patients

Carolina Kidney Specialists LLC

1655 Bernardin Ave Ste 200 Columbia, SC 29204

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(803) 256-1137

Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rafiq has more experience with Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from LI Coll Hosp medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as KershawHealth Medical Center and Lexington Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rafiq to book an appointment.

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Dr. Rafiq is affiliated with Lexington Medical Center West Columbia, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rafiq

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rafiq treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rafiq treats other conditions, please contact the office at (803) 256-1137.

Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy specialists.

Dr. Rafiq is experienced in the area of Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Proteinuria
Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephritis and Nephropathy
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Dr. Rafiq's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • 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
  • Small Kidney
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. Rafiq accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Rafiq's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rafiq

3.3

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  • Explained conditions well (2)
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    Dr Rafiq is a very thorough and attentive kidney specialist as well as a very caring and concern person for his patients well being, his patience is admirable answering questions and demonstrating so that you understand what your kidneys are doing at certain times.
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    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
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    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Juanita Allen in SC – Jul 27, 2018
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    he is terrible! Gives heavy drugs without proper informal consent, never call back during whole month while poising our child with these heavy drugs!
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rafiq has more experience...Read more

    Specialties

    • Nephrology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology

    Education

    2005
    Long Island College Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    2005
    LI Coll Hosp
    Medical School
    1999
    King Edward Med Coll
    Medical School

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, MD accepting new patients?

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    Does Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Rafiq frequently treats Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Rafiq specializes.

    Where is Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, MD's office located?

    Dr. Rafiq's office is located at 1655 Bernardin Ave Ste 200, Columbia, SC 29204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Rafiq has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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    Locations

    Carolina Kidney Specialists LLC

    Carolina Kidney Specialist1655 Bernardin Ave Ste 200 Columbia, SC 29204
    1

    Practice

    Fresenius Medical Care Cna Kidney Centers LLC7 Haile Ln Camden, SC 29020
    2
    Fresenius Medical Care Cna Kidney Centers LLC909 Carolina Dr Lugoff, SC 29078
    3

    Affiliated Hospitals

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

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    KershawHealth Medical Center

    Camden, SC

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

    Lexington Medical Center

    West Columbia, SC

    80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

    2 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

    Prisma Health Baptist Hospital

    Columbia, SC

    64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

    4 Awards Received

    Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital

    Columbia, SC

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

    7 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

    Prisma Health Richland Hospital

    Columbia, SC

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

    Providence Health

    Columbia, SC

    71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

    4 Awards Received