Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi, PHD

NephrologyMaleAge 55

Dr. Elsharkawi
Telehealth services available

Nephrology Of the Golden Isles

2500 Starling St Ste 601 Brunswick, GA 31520

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(912) 262-2723

Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi, PHD is a Nephrology Specialist in Brunswick, GA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ain Shams University medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick and Southeast Georgia Health System - Camden. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Elsharkawi to book an appointment.


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

Treatment Frequency
Hypertension
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elsharkawi treats Hypertension more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Elsharkawi treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension
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Chronic Kidney Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elsharkawi treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Elsharkawi treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Bone Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elsharkawi treats Bone Disorders more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Elsharkawi treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Elsharkawi'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 Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hungry Bone 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, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ultrasound
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Elsharkawi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
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-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
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 Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Pyramid Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Elsharkawi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elsharkawi

3.8

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (6)
  • Listened & answered questions (5)
  • Office environment (5)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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Outstanding! Dr. "SharK' takes whatever time needed and explains everything. 100% complete trust...
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Rich R. – Apr 11, 2020
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Dr Shark is awesome. His admin staff not so much. Consistantly wait 1.5 to 2.5 hours for apts.He just changed most of his support staff and it's not any better!! I've been a patient over 9 years and they couldnt care less. Very shart and rude in dealing with you. Recently I changed ins providers and forgot my new card. They wouldnt allow me to call in the number or bring it back by. They actually became loud and indignant with me. Very embarrassing. They required me to pay $150 for a cash visit
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Apr 19, 2019
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Dr. ElSharkawi is an awesome doctor. He genuinely cares about his you and always gives me a hug on sight. I've been with him as one of his first patients. He saved my life twice and I will stay with him for LIFE. He is very knowledgeable and what he doesn't know he will get a specialist for you in two seconds flat. You want a great doctor? He is your best choice in the Brunswick area.
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Mar 22, 2019
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I highly recommend him to everyone. Great physician with a fantastic bedside manor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kim and Tony in Brunswick, GA – Aug 09, 2018
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He is to busy. He is a good Doctor but you cant get anything done if you don't have an appt. You can forget last minute Rx. Getting a call back is difficult, waiting in the office is insane, having papers signed Good Luck and staff is not patient and refuse to help you unless its on their timeline.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Apr 26, 2018
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He was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. He was very thorough in his exam and testing. I have also heard great things from other people I know about him. All the staff was also very nice and helpful.
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Kingsland, GA – Jun 29, 2017
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i come in as your parent have been running fever and not feeling well your staff never even checked my temp or anything and when I ask to speak to you I am told have to have appointment for that .also suppose to have blood checked due to illness and cant even get that done correct . I ha cancer and just feel like your staff have no care in the world.
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No results
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brunswick ga – May 09, 2017
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Very pleasant and caring Dr
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LaVada Kendrick in Brunswick, Ga – Apr 20, 2017
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Very friendly and listens well. Waiting time in his office needs improving. Almost a 2 hour wait is horrible. It is sometimes very hard to get anyone to answer the phone.Needs to make sure patient understands when kidneys are getting worse and making sure patients understand why kidneys, work together to improve them if they can be. He asked me did I have any questions but I, and maybe other patients, don't know what to ask.
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Brunswick, GA – Jan 04, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi, PHD is a Nephrology Specialist in Brunswick, GA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ain...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2006
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Emory University
Residency Hospital
2002
Emory University
Internship Hospital
1989
Ain Shams University
Medical School

Awards

  • BEST RESEARCH IN NEPHROLOGY, NKF, 2007

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What are Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi, PHD's top areas of care?

Dr. Elsharkawi frequently treats Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Diseases, and Bone Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Elsharkawi treats.

Where is Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi, PHD's office located?

Dr. Elsharkawi's office is located at 2500 Starling St Ste 601, Brunswick, GA 31520. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Nephrology Of the Golden Isles

Sgpa - Ear Nose Throat2500 Starling St Ste 601 Brunswick, GA 31520
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Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick

Brunswick, GA

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

Southeast Georgia Health System - Camden

Saint Marys, GA

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