Dr. William Bichai, MD

Nephrology •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Bichai
Accepting new patients

William N. Bichai MD, Inc.

3900 San Dimas St Bakersfield, CA 93301

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(661) 327-8000

Dr. William Bichai, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Bichai has more experience with Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bakersfield Heart Hospital and Delano Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bichai to book an appointment.


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(661) 327-8000

Dr. Bichai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
TriWest Champus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nephrotic Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bichai treats Nephrotic Syndrome more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Bichai treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

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 57% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bichai treats Kidney Disease more than 97% of their peers

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

Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bichai treats Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Bichai treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Acidosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bichai treats Acidosis more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Bichai treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

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Dr. Bichai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • 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
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Bichai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bichai

4.0

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
73.52941176470588%
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4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(8)
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Wait time is ridiculous! No point in having an appointment. You will be seen 3+ hours later. Go elsewhere.
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Jcast – Aug 06, 2020
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I have found Dr. Bichai to be professional, kind & open to hearing concerns of family & patient. He is honest, helpful & receptive to looking deeper when warranted. I’ve worked with Docs as well as being treated by & he is truly in the top five of my experiences!! BTW....I’m no youngster @ 60yrs. I’ve seen more than a few in my life thus far!!
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Pam Hennessey – May 19, 2020
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Dr. Bichai is the best doctor and human being I ever dealt with. Very professional and always available for his patients. Thank you Dr. Bichai
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Aug 25, 2019
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Great doctor!
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Dom k in Bakersfield, CA – Jul 01, 2018
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Dr Bichai is the best dr I have been treated by. He is caring listens to you and gets the job done. He is like family
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Sherry VanHoozen in Bakersfield, CA – Jun 25, 2018
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Dr. Bichai rescheduled my appointment 3 different times in a two week period. When I was finally able to come in, I waited over 6 hours to see him. During the exam, he was very uninterested in me or my medical issues. He was constantly on his phone, taking calls and texting, and walking in and out to talk to his staff about other patients. It was a horrible experience.
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Bakersfield, CA – Aug 01, 2017
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JUST AWFUL my appointment was scheduled at 4pm and they took till near 8pm to see me. This is ridiculous. People who came after me were seen before me. When sitting for a long time my back pain is outrages and i couldn't stand my back after i left here. They shouldn't schedule so many appointments or take so many walk ins if they know they already have more than they can handle, they're probably just trying to make more money. The waiting room is also freezing cold which didn't help my back.
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Long Beach, CA – Apr 08, 2017
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Dr. Bichai is very generous, he is always helping his patients with coupons, samples, etc Very caring doctor. We are lucky to have him as a family doctor.
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Miguel Angel in Bakersfield, CA – Mar 10, 2016
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Dr. Bichai has a very clean facility and a very welcoming environment. he is really nice with his patients and talked to me nicely.
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Miguel Flores in Bakersfield, CA – Mar 10, 2016
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Dr Bichai is hands down one of the most attentive and kind doctors in Bakersfield. To have a Dr. That listens to you and actually seems to care is priceless. Highly recommended!
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Teresa G. in Bakersfield – Mar 10, 2016
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Very caring doctor. He is extremely nice.
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Charles Johnson in Bakersfield, CA – Mar 10, 2016
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Simply the best doctor.
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Martha in Bakersfield – Feb 29, 2016
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Dr Bichai is very generous, very professional. I'm so fortunate to have found him and have him as a doctor. I recommend him highly.
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Marsha in Bakersfield – Feb 29, 2016
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Always easy scheduling appointments, don't have to wait 45 days for an appointment. Dr. Is interested in patients and spends time getting all the facts about their health. Best doctor I have been to in 20 years. Reminds me of an old school drs office when it comes to seeing the Dr and calling with questions
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Andrew in Bakersfield, ca – Jan 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. William Bichai, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Bichai has more experience with Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such ...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Ross University, School Of Medicine
Medical School
2005
UCLA WLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

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Locations

William N. Bichai MD, Inc.

William N. Bichai MD, Inc.3900 San Dimas St Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Delano Regional Medical Center

Delano, CA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Good Samaritan Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average