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Dr. Ralph Stafford Jr, MD

Nephrology ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Stafford Jr

Nephrology Associates

251 N Lyerly St Ste 100 Chattanooga, TN 37404

Accepting new patients

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(423) 826-8000


Dr. Ralph Stafford Jr, MD is a nephrology specialist in Chattanooga, TN. He specializes in nephrology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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(423) 826-8000

Dr. Stafford Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
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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Dr. Stafford Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stafford Jr treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 98% of his peers

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

Mineral Metabolism Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stafford Jr treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Stafford Jr'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
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • 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 Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stafford Jr

4.5

Based on 6 reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Ralph Stafford Jr, MD
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ralph Stafford Jr, MD is a nephrology specialist in Chattanooga, TN. He specializes in nephrology.

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

Education

University Tn College Med Chattanooga
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

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