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Dr. Jared Fialkow

Nephrology and Dialysis
Danville, IN
male

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Office

Danville, IN

Address

100 Hospital Lane, Suite 145, Danville, IN
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Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

148 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrostomies: It depends on the reason for the bilateral nephrostomies. Often there is something obstructing the forward flow (often the prostate, bladder mass or ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Wild Yam: I do not know of any studies that show that wild yam helps with contraception but it may cause scarring of the kidneys based on a study in 2008 "food ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Avoid: Avoid salt! it's everywhere and very tasty, but it leads to high blood pressure and swelling!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Healthy Kidneys: The most important thing is to stay healthy! this means eating right, exercising and avoiding toxins (cigarettes, excessive alcohol). If you have hi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Blister: Keep it clean and dry. Do not pop it. If it does rupture, clean it with soap, water and a topical antibiotic ointment (over the counter). If you no... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Biliary Colic: Biliary colic can lead to referred pain with pain in the abdomen, shoulder and back/flank. It is on occasion associated with pain in the area of the ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stone: It depends on where the stone is. A 6mm stone can sometimes be passed with plenty of hydration. If it is obstructing the pathway urine takes to the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Pain around kidneys: They kidneys are surrounded by a capsule which is very sensitive. Anything that causes swelling of the kidneys or inflammation can cause pain (urinar... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Uremia: It is very unlikely if your renal function is normal to have uremic symptoms. I would be concerned about other possible etiologies. Scar tissue from... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Amorphous: Amorphous sediment in the urine can mean crystals and other solutes appear due to acidic or basic urine. Usually its not significant of any disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Low kidney function: It is not normal for someone your age to have low kidney function. More details are needed. Is this a chronic condition? Acute? Often medications,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal angiogram: A renal angiogram is where they inject some contrast (dye) into your blood vessels to show what the vessels in your kidneys look like. Its important ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Low potassium: Low potassium can be a life threatening issue! If you are feeling chest pain or extra beats, it may be worth going to the ER or contacting your famil... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney problems: It depends on the kidney problem. For people with chronic kidney disease or who or on dialysis, cheese has alot of phosphorus and that can build up i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Cysts: Renal cysts are small collections of fluid in the kidneys. They occur quite frequently in people and are often only discovered when doing a routine e... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Thyroid: No. Most thyroid medications do not affect the kidney function, so you should not stop it just because you have kidney disease.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI: Its possible this is a urinary tract infection, but with persistent blood, protein and white cells in your urine, i would make sure that there is noth... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stones: Kidney stones do not usually effect bowel movements however, not drinking enough water is a major cause for both stones and constipation. Also with k... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney cysts: Most cysts on the kidneys are harmless and usually found during an exam for another reason. There is no definitive treatment for cysts as long as the... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI: If you have been treated with an antibiotic in the past and it did not work, the chance of it working this time is low, as they are often caused by th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Hypertension: Yes, severe (malignant) hypertension can cause encephalopathy (confusion and impairment) due to cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) often from rapi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI: If someone has a uti, finding out which antibiotics the bacteria is susceptible is very important. This allows us to use the best antibiotic on the p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Hydronephrosis: Usually dilated kidney suggests a blockage, either partial or completely of that kidney. Often on a ct scan they can see if a stone was present or if... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Polycystic: In about 25% of cases, there is no know relative with polycystic kidney disease. Often this is because the relatives where not diagnosed or has a ver... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Hematuria: Its always reasonable to go get checked out for blood in the urine, especially if recurrent. It could be benign, from exercise or physical exertion, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephritis: An experimentally produced, immune-mediated nephritis. Called also nephrotoxic nephritis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Trench Nephritis: An epidemic of nephritis occurred among soldiers in world war i, predominantly those in the trenches. Characterized by the sudden onset of albuminuria... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Urine: Often pain and odor in urine is caused by infection. There are certain foods that can cause changes in odor, but pain is usually a sign of irritation... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Urination: It could be something as simple as dehydration causing a change in color of your urine, however there are certain kidney diseases that occur during or... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
ACE: Ace inhibitors like Enalapril work by blocking the effects of angiotension ii. They decrease the pressure in the kidneys (block constriction of effer... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney stones: It really depends on the cause of the stones. If you have a low citrate level in your urine or have calcium oxalate or calcium phosphorus stones, uro... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Transplant: No. The only way to prevent a transplanted kidney from being rejected is anti-rejection medications. The body has a tendency to make antibodies to f... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Gluten free: There are many websites that are geared for people with celiac disease. I have used celiac.Com for my patients before. Check out: http://www.Cel... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
BP: It depends on what type of test. You should take your BP medications at the same time (either morning or evening) daily. There are very few tests th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: The are the same medication. Most doctors and pharmacies just leave off the maleate.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
It depends: It really depends on the medical history of the patient. Both are anti hypertensives, but they work in different ways. For people with diabetes, Ena... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis: It depends on many factors. The cause of end stage renal disease, the cardiovascular status of the patient, the age of the patient, other illnesses. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Donating kidneys: Since a kidney donor is screened very thoroughly, the biggest issue is a little discomfort after surgery. This goes away fairly quickly. Most donors... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Diovan (valsartan): Diovan (valsartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker that is often used for hypertension. It does a good job alone or in combination with other BP m... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal Failure: There are many causes of renal disease in people. High blood pressure and diabetes are the most common causes although obesity can be linked to focal... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Homocysteinuria: Homocysteinuria is a cystathionine beta synthase deficiency that causes inability to metabolize methionine. Symptoms are often failure to thrive or d... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidneys: It is very important to keep your blood pressure under control. If you have diabetes, blood sugar control is also imperative. Keeping your cholester... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Urine protein: When doctors are trying to determine how much protein a patient is losing in their urine, we often use a 24hour urine collection. If done correctly, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Single kidney: There are several reasons why people have a single kidney. Often during development before we are born, one of the kidneys can fail to form (renal ag... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
A: A good way to get rid of extra salt in canned veggies is to strain them and wash them. Removes salt.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney Failure: Kidney failure with uremia (build up of urine toxins) can result in vomiting, but mild or moderate kidney failure usually does not have any vomiting. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Calculated GFR: You can calculate the measured GFR by multiplying urinary creatinine measurement x urine volume divided by plasma creatinine x time of measurement i.... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Creatinine: Creatinine level depends on many things....Age, race, sex, muscle mass. For women, the usual creatinine is between 0.6 and 1mg/dl. For men, between ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Protein: The kidneys are usually able to tolerate large protein loads without problems as long as they are healthy. Most nutritional supplements do not cause... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Calcium: It depends on why you are why you are taking calcium (supplement, antacid, vitamin) and if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys are healthy, most... Read More

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Mar 1, 2013
I have been sweating excessively and forgetting to drink water i get pain in my lower back when moving and bad headaches.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fialkow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fialkow is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you-very helpful! There is no infection remaining - lasted 1m aprx from Sept-Oct. Severe pain remained. Will get checked for travel hx
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I heard that a very expensive drug for PDK was available.Thanks
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, Dr Failkow, for your straight answer. It took a long time.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
MD

Awards

Top Nephrologist, First Place, Indiana - Winter
2013
Top Nephrologist, First Place, Indiana - Summer
2013
HealthTap Scholar
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