Dr. Thomas Golper, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 73

Dr. Golper
Accepting new patients

Vanderbilt Nephrology/Renal Transplant Clinic

1301 Medical Center Dr Ste 2501 Nashville, TN 37232

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(615) 343-1064

Dr. Thomas Golper, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Nashville, TN and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Golper has more experience with Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Indiana University medical school in 1973. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Golper to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Golper

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Golper treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Golper treats other conditions, please contact the office at (615) 343-1064.

Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy specialists.

Dr. Golper typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephritis and Nephropathy
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High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Golper typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Acidosis
Nephrotic Syndrome
Chronic Kidney Diseases
Renal Osteodystrophy
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Golper's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Golper accepts the following insurance:

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

Dr. Golper's Reviews

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3.4

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  • Staff friendliness (4)
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  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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I am currently on the Second Round of Home Peritoneal Dialysis since 2009 . A Kidney transplant in 2014 allowed me a bit over 4 yrs. before having to get back on Dialysis because The transplant never responded as it should have . Dr. Thomas Golper is No. 1 in his field & one word rates my experience with him ..... " Excellent " !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Terry E. Hopkins – Oct 30, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Golper's from 2007-2012 as a dialysis patient. He also was took the time to answer any questions/concerns. He is always straight forward and honest even if i did not like it. The Honesty is what made me to trust him with my care completely. He treats patient according to their individual needs and not as if they are all the same. Had a Kidney Transplant in 2012 in another state thanks to him and It lasted 5 years. I am back on Dialysis and he's the Doctor for me.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ivy Watson in CLARKSVILLE, TN – Jun 29, 2018
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I saw Dr Golper over 2-3 years and I found it very difficult to develop a working relationship with him. I found it necessary to change nephrologists.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Division of Nephrology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. We offer a full range of services to help our patients prevent...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

1978
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1974
Oreg Hosps Clins
Internship Hospital
1973
Indiana University
Medical School

Awards

Media & Publications

  • >Plasma iohexol clearance reflects total solute removal in automated peritoneal dialysis-its role in adequacy determinations., 1998
  • >Cefazolin as empiric therapy in hemodialysis-related infections: Efficacy and blood concentrations., 1998
  • >Methods Used to Evaluate the Quality of Evidence Underlying the National Kidney Foundation - Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guidelines: Description, Findings, and Implications., 2000
  • >Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis for critically ill patients requiring renal replacement therapy::clinical experience Kid Intern, 2001
  • >Noncompliance in hemodialysis: predictors and patient survival, 1998
  • >Adult peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis treatment recommendations:, 2000
  • >Impaired Biological Activity of Erythropoietin by Cyanate Carbamylation., 2000
  • >Pre-Dialysis blood pressure and mortality risk in a national sample of maintenance hemodialysis patients, 1999
  • >Should we treat patients with incremental dialysis prescriptions?, 2000
  • >Urea Kinetics During Sustained Low-Efficiency Dialysis Am J Kid Dis, 2002
  • >Quality of life during and between hemodialysis treatments: the role of L-carnitine supplementation, 1998

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What are Dr. Thomas Golper, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Golper frequently treats Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Golper specializes.

Where is Dr. Thomas Golper, MD's office located?

Dr. Golper's office is located at 1301 Medical Center Dr Ste 2501, Nashville, TN 37232. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Vanderbilt Nephrology/Renal Transplant Clinic

Vanderbilt Nephrology/Renal Transplant Clinic1301 Medical Center Dr Ste 2501 Nashville, TN 37232
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