Dr. Rene MacKay, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 56

Dr. MacKay
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Jennings Mill Drug Company

1360 Caduceus Way Bldg 400 Watkinsville, GA 30677

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(706) 850-8135

Dr. Rene MacKay, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Watkinsville, GA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Honduras, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and Piedmont Walton Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. MacKay to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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. MacKay's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Kidney Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacKay treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. MacKay treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacKay treats Nausea more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. MacKay's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficult-to-Control Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Emphysema
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Kidney
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. MacKay accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Georgia
Coventry Health Care of Georgia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. MacKay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. MacKay

4.2

Based on 5 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Appointment scheduling (4)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
  • Explained conditions well (4)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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Dr MacKay is an amazing physician who cares about his patients. It shows in the way he interacts with them and the way he treats them in and out of his office.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Rene MacKay, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Watkinsville, GA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universidad...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

2002
Our Lady Of Mercy Medical Center (A Campus Of The New York Medical College)
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Metropolitan Hospitalcenter/New York Medical College
Residency Hospital
1998
New York Medical College/ Metropolitan Hospital Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Honduras, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Rene MacKay, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Rene MacKay, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. MacKay frequently treats Chronic Kidney Diseases, Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, and Nausea. See all procedures and conditions Dr. MacKay treats.

Where is Dr. Rene MacKay, MD's office located?

Dr. MacKay's office is located at 1360 Caduceus Way Bldg 400, Watkinsville, GA 30677. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rene MacKay, MD speak?

Dr. MacKay speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Jennings Mill Drug Company1360 Caduceus Way Bldg 400 Watkinsville, GA 30677
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Emergency Department

Emergency Department1199 Prince Ave Athens, GA 30606
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

Athens, GA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Piedmont Walton Hospital

Monroe, GA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

Saint Mary's Hospital

Athens, GA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital

Lavonia, GA

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

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)