Dr. Stephen Fadem, MD

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Kidney Associates PLLC 6624 Fannin St Ste 1400 Houston, TX 77030 Get Directions
Dr. Stephen Fadem, MD
Dr. Fadem is a practicing Houston nephrologist. He began practice in 1978 after completing a renal fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In addition to serving as a consultant nephrologist, Dr. Fadem is a medical director of the DaVita Medical Center, one of the nation's largest dialysis facilities. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and did his internal medicine residency at The University of Texas and MD Anderson Hospital in Houston. Dr. is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of medicine. Among many national awards and accolades, he is the recipient of the Peter Lundin Award for his contributions to patient education, the AAKP Visionary Award for his accomplishments in developing CKD education initiatives, and the NKF Distinguished Service Award. He is a 2014 recipient of the NKF Crystal Slipper Award. He is among 109 nephrologists in the nation named as one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, has been listed among Houston's Top Doctors (H Texas Magazine), and Super Doctors. He is listed as a Doctor's Choice, one of the top 362 physicians in Houston as voted upon by peers, and is also listed among the top 1% of the nation's top doctors by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Fadem has served on the Board of the Renal Physician's Association, and is chairman of the Medical Advisory Board, AAKP as well as the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas. The annual National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas Symposium was named in his honor from 1999 through 2011. Dr. Fadem is also active in clinical research. He also founded the Nephron Information Center, http://nephron.com and has been active in medical calculator development. He is the founder of http://touchcalc.com and http://dialysisunits.com. He is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. His hobbies are reading, travel and photography.

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To provide the highest standards of care and service to our patients, as well as optimal service to our colleagues and payors, and to provide an excellent work environment.

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Dr. Fadem's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Baytown, TX |
Dr Fadem is everything you want in a doctor. Just follow his recommendations and take care of yourself, god will do the rest. Excellent staff.
in Pasadena, TX |
I have been on hemodialysis since June, 1999, Dr. Fadem is by far the best Dr. I know out there I would ALWAYS recommend him to ANYONE.
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Dr. Fadem is a practicing Houston nephrologist. He began practice in 1978 after completing a renal fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In addition to serving as a consultant nephrologist, Dr. Fadem is a medical director of the DaVita Medical Center, one of the nation's largest dialysis facilities. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and did his internal medicine residency at The University of Texas and MD Anderson Hospital in Houston.

Dr. is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of medicine. Among many national  awards and accolades, he is the recipient of the Peter Lundin Award for his contributions to patient education, the AAKP Visionary Award for his accomplishments in developing CKD education initiatives, and the NKF Distinguished Service Award. He is a 2014 recipient of the NKF Crystal Slipper Award. He is among 109 nephrologists in the nation named as one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly,  has been listed among Houston's Top Doctors (H Texas Magazine), and Super Doctors. He is listed as a Doctor's Choice, one of the top 362 physicians in Houston as voted upon by peers, and is also listed among the top 1% of the nation's top doctors by U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Fadem has served on the Board of the Renal Physician's Association, and is chairman of the Medical Advisory Board, AAKP as well as the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas. The annual National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas Symposium was named in his honor from 1999 through 2011.

Dr. Fadem is also active in clinical research.  He also founded the Nephron Information Center, http://nephron.com and has been active in medical calculator development. He is the founder of http://touchcalc.com and http://dialysisunits.com. He is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. His hobbies are reading, travel and photography.

Dr. Fadem's Care Philosophy

To provide the highest standards of care and service to our patients, as well as optimal service to our colleagues and payors, and to provide an excellent work environment.

Dr. Fadem says...

Choosing a specialist is important. Ideally you should speak with doctors and other patients who have experience with your future doctor. Recently, Internet rating companies developed tools that might assist you.

 I encourage honest ratings from patients who visit me. Your feedback is valuable.

 Malicious persons, not even patients, wishing to thwart the system, can destroy the credibility of Healthgrades and the reputation of the doctor. They can discourage future patients from seeing a good doctor.

 Healthgrades is obligated to remove inappropriate, malicious or fabricated ratings. Whether they meet this obligation will determine their long-term success as a rating service.

 I have been around long before ratings services. My commitment is to assure your care is safe and well researched, that the diagnosis, information and therapeutic options are accurate and appropriate.

 To those who are my patients, thank you. I take my job seriously and want to continuously be deserving of your support. 

Dr. Fadem's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Nephrology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Maureen Lundin aakpRenalife Award, 2007,2010
    • Nova Award AAKP, 2002
    • President's Award NKF, 1998
    • Samuel Orenstein Award, 2006
    • Council Nephrology Social Workers Physician of the Year, 1998
    • NKF Distinguished Service Award, 1989
    • Top Doctors in Houston (Health & Fitness Sports Magazine), 2010 -
    • Distinguished Service Award NKF Southeast Texas, 1999
    • Lifetime Achievement Award - NKF of Southeast Texas, 2004
    • Medal of Excellence Nominee - AAKP, 2001, 2008
    • Top Doctors in America (Castle Connolly), 2008 -
    • AAKP's Peter Lundin Award, 2004
    • Visionary Award for CKD Education Initiatives (AAKP), 2006
    • Houston's Top Doctors (HTexas Magazine), 2010 -
    • US News & World Report Top Doctors, 2010
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Small Kidney
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    University Tex Integrated Hosps

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tex Integrated Hosps

    Completed in 1976

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Bexar Co Audie Murphy Va Ho

    Completed in 1978

  • Undergraduate School
    Tulane University Of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1969

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Nephrology

Procedures Performed

  • Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Peritoneal Dialysis