Dr. Nicholas Rowder, MD

Dr. Nicholas Rowder, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
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Dr. Nicholas Rowder, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

321 W Ben White Blvd Ste 205

Austin, TX 78704

Contact Information

(512) 451-5800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas


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Limb Swelling
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
more than 89% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rowder "My goal is to help patients achieve quality of life. My mantra is to treat patients as I would want my own family treated. I pride myself on spending quality time with patients to assure they have a thorough understanding of their health problem as well as their options for treatment."


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  • Nephrology
  • Interventional Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Barnes & Jewish Hosp-Wash U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Barnes & Jewish Hosp-Wash U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rowder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rowder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rowder to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Rowder Says:

My staff is very attentive in working with patients to get them scheduled.  However, I have a request that patients have recent labs (at least within the last 6-12 months) to give me a sense of their degree of kidney function.  You do not necessarily have to have a referral to be seen in my clinic, but I do need recent labs reflecting your renal function.   I believe this is a...

Dr. Rowder's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Rowder has been very helpful in returning me to good health.
Austin, TX |
Very knowledgeable and good listener.
Austin, TX |
very pleased with him.
in Austin, TX |
it was pleasure meeting him. Explained everything in detail.
in Austin, TX |
Dr Rowder is as good as they come . He knows his nephrology and how to comminicate that to his patients
in Austin, TX |
alway available and compassionate explains everything to steve
in Austin, TX |
I had my first appt with Dr. Rowder, after being referred to him by my primary doctor. I was thoroughly impressed. I didn't wait long and he took th time to car fully explain kidney disease. He answered lol my questions and eased my worries.
Austin, TX |
Based on his actions outside of the office today, I have to conclude he has has very poor bedside manner. Rather than Dr. Rowder simply apologizing for his actions, he instead chose to state he would repeat his actions if given the opportunity. He will not be a doctor for my family or friends.
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. This is Dr. Rowder. I do not recall any such confrontations or disputes in the last 3-6 months. I would like to know what this is regarding as I simply don't know based on this review. I strive to answer questions and to address all issues with all of my patients and their families. If you would be kind enough to call my office with more information, that would be very helpful to me. The number is (512) 451-5800. Thank you.
in austin, tx |
I need someone who can pay attention to my condition and also be able to work with my other specialists. Dr. Rowder does that very well.
in Austin tx |
Excellent, clear communication with Dr Rowder and his nurse. Answered all questions about meds and test results. Worked to get me connected with transplant waiting lists and oversaw my post transplant maintenance. I appreciate getting all my phone messages returned quickly as well as the after hours help line.
in Austin, TX |
Had appointment with Dr. Rowder but Tammy refused to let me see him. Recently moved from CA and sent what records I had. She said I had to be referred to Dr. Rowder. I tried to explain I had not yet established a primary. I go to a clinic and take whatever dr. is on staff at the time. She wouldn't listen--kept interrupting me saying I must be referred. She called 3 times asking for records; I returned her calls but got a message her voicemail hadn't been set up yet. A nasty person. Poor Dr.Rowde
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Dr. Rowder accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Rowder has admitting privileges

Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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St. David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd St
Austin, TX 78705
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St. David's South Austin Medical Center
901 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
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