Dr. Ralph Stafford, MD

Nephrology •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Stafford
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Erlanger Medical Center

975 E 3rd St Chattanooga, TN 37403

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(423) 826-8000

Dr. Ralph Stafford, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Stafford has more experience with Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Erlanger Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stafford to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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(423) 826-8000

Dr. Stafford accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Nephrological Conditions

Nephrological conditions specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys, including chronic kidney disease, kidney injury, kidney stones, and lupus nephritis.Compare with other Nephrological Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stafford treats Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Stafford treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Chronic Kidney Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stafford treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Stafford treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Kidney Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stafford treats Kidney Disease more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Stafford treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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Dr. Stafford's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • 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
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Stafford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stafford

4.5

Based on 6 ratings

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      I have only seen him twice, but I was very impressed. I got there ten min. early took me back in 5 min. after the nurse left and I to wait on him maybe three min. He asked me questions and explained a lot to me. i felt there feeling much better thanks to him. He took his time and answered anything i asked. His nurse, Elaine, was super nice also. So thanks to both.
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      Hubby and I are both patients of Dr Staffords. He is a very kind, caring and thorough physician. He takes time with us and explains all results of labs in detail. Highly recommend him.
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      Biography

      Dr. Ralph Stafford, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Stafford has more experience with Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI Memorial Hospital Chattano...Read more

      Specialties

      • Nephrology

      Board Certifications

      Education

      University Tn College Med Chattanooga
      Residency Hospital

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      Practice

      Erlanger Medical Center975 E 3rd St Chattanooga, TN 37403
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      Nephrology Associates

      Nephrology Associates251 N Lyerly St Ste 100 Chattanooga, TN 37404
      2

      Affiliated Hospitals

      Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Stafford treats patients.

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      CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

      Chattanooga, TN

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Erlanger Medical Center

      Chattanooga, TN

      68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

      Parkridge Medical Center

      Chattanooga, TN

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average