Dr. Tarek Naguib

Nephrology and Dialysis
Amarillo, TX
42 years experience male

Locations

Amarillo Medical Specialists

Amarillo, TX

Address

1215 S Coulter Ave # 400, Amarillo, TX, US
Directions

Fax

(806) 677-7639

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Aetna

About

Bio

Dr. Tarek Naguib, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a graduate of Cairo University School of Medicine. He has received his postgraduate training in the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences center between 1989 and 1995. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, infectious disease, and nephrology. He received the AMA foundation leadership award in 2007 and has numerous publications in peer reviewed medical journals. Currently, he is a clinical associate professor of medicine and nephrology in Texas Tech University. His private practice in nephrology is located in the Amarillo Medical Specialists in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Naguib is an editor for the Panhandle medical journal and a reviewer for the Annals of Internal Medicine journal.

Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

725 Answers
287 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Unknown: However, the diagnosis of CHF provides for a shorter life span and increased mortality as you are alluding. The degree of severity of chf, adequacy of... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
No, unless is cancer: The simple kidney cyst is usually a benign finding and is not worrisome. Make sure that your doctor explain to you that it is not a "complex cyst". Th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Tough to say, depend: Diabetes viciousness varies from on person to another. Also, associated illnesses, and extent of their control, like hypertension etc are risks for wo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
May, depends: Many kidney diseases are inherited and many are not. However, out of of the ones who are not, many have inheritable risk factors like obesity, diabete... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Go to ER: Sudden inability to pass urine despite significant urge constitutes medical emergency. Ignoring urinary obstruction will cause kidney disease especial... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Ace inhibitors as...: Lisinopril are risky in pregnancy and listed as risk for fetal abnormality. Not advisable in general. Being pregnant, you should be under the care of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Yes: Severe malaria causes heavy burden of disease with periodic high fever, chills, and fatigue. Severe forms may cause hemolysis (breakdown of red cells... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
No: Chronic kidney disease usually denotes long time of kidney disease and therefore denotes non curable conditions.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Too broad to answer: Every inherited metabolic disease or family of diseases has a specific treatment/ management strategy making this question not answerable in the avail... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Poss infection: Back pain may or may not mean kidney infection. If fever or UTI symptoms ( burning or smelly urination) then it is likely a kidney infection ( pyelon... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Enlarged prostate: It means the gland at the bottom of the bladder is enlarged. It constricts the urethra some causing the flow of urine to be slow in may be interrupted... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Blood test & biopsy: There is a blood test for it called anti gbm antibody which is the antibody that attacks glomerular basement membrane gbm causing kidney failure. Kidn... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Yes it is possible: Depending on cause which is in many instances infectious or autoimmune.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Probably: Pain on voiding is probably related to bladder infection or obstruction, among other conditions. Need to see doc for eval of urine sample. If not stra... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
UTI isUnusual in men: The infection usually tracks upwards through the urethra. Causes may include sexual activity, non circumcision with suboptimal hygiene, or unknown. In... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Possible: However, any body can have kidney infection without having diabetes. If you have kidney infection, not urine infection, your doctor must have blood wo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
No: But having said that a ct scan is better than ultrasound for showing kidney stones and their complications.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Not necessarily: Dilation is a reflection of obstruction which may be due to a cancer or a benign tumor/polyp, a small stone, or a scarring of ureter.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Usually no: Causes of hematuria, blood in urine, include bleed in the urinary tract from a tumor, stone, or other reasons of injury or inflammation. However, caus... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Trace of blood seen?: If the trace is by dipstick, your doctor will tell you the significance. But, if you see traces of blood by the naked eye in the urine and have back p... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Daily weight: Daily weights and report to physician if a few pounds of increase are noted. Also, counsel regarding need for low salt intake and control oral liquids... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
High blood pressure: Most of the time no symptoms are felt. However, in advanced renal artery disease not only blood pressure is elevated but kidney function may become de... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Kidney failure: It could happen if the baseline kidney function before the procedure is significantly altered. Also, allergy to the contrast is not very rare causing ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Possible: Excellent local hygiene and washing hand before relationship would prevent this however.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Not that is proven: No know therapy is shown to cure IgA nephropathy.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Nephritis,stones, CA: Nephritis is inflammation of the filtering units. Stones could cause bleed due to scratching the tissues. Cancer also could bleed. Also, urine infe... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Fatigue/short breath: Due to decreased heart function and output, patients of CHF are fatigued and short of breath with slight exertion. Their thinking may be less sharp in... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Better details: The resolution, details shown, on ct is more effective than that of ultrasound. Ultrasound shows liquids e.g. Cysts and effusion better and is cheaper... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Likely infection: Especially with high frequence urination and small amount per void. The itching may point to yeast infection but urinalaysis is needed to confirm or r... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Kidney ultrasound: It shows the shape of the kidneys but not the function. They may look normal but not work well. If normal however it makes stones, blockages (obstruct... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Usually: Especially if associated with loin pain. Fever could also mean other infections. A fever is a cause of concern and suggests need for prompt medical at... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Okay in moderation: It is important to know that alcohol has no proven cardiovascular benefits. The french study that shows benefit with daily 2 oz of wine was biased by ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Definitely: Infection tracking to the inside of the abdomen is not only very painful but will limit the life of the procedure. A resistant infection could lead to... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
None: We restrict food depending on what illness we are dealing with. Otherwise cranberry, and its juice, may prevent infection but can't treat it and fisho... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Usually stable: Usually it is a slow process allowing the development of collateral circulation i.e. Side branches that bypass the occlusion. The kidney is already sh... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Yes: Cranberry tablets may prevent cystitis but may not be effective treating it.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Usually not: Always try to distinguish between "kidney" pain and back pain. The kidney lies behind lots of back muscles that are usually more likely to cause pain ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
It is hemodialysis: Patient arrives and gets to sit on his chair after he is weighed. His access is established using needles making 2 I.V. Lines or via his line. Then th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
A few days: With antibiotics treatment unless it is not a simple cystitis e.g. Stone disease or reinfection would cause slower clearance.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Really doubt it: You have limits of increasing alkalinity in body since your kidneys kick the alkali out in urine and lungs neutralize the rest. Unless you mean raisin... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
A few Decades: Due to varying degrees of CHF & of adherence to treatment, there are varying degrees of survival. A mild CHF and excellent adherence to therapy in you... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Yes, but: Constipation is by definition decreased stool output. The delay of stool passage to the outside allows the colon to reabsorb water that was destined t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Usually no,: But it depends on where is the rash. If in the local area of the perineum, it may be that the urine infection is a part of a bigger picture like sever... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Unclear: However, in diabetes with poor control a substance called ketones causes some smell like that. Without diabetes, different foods could cause changes i... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Not effective: Would not try Amino Acid supplements in dialysis-dependent people. I am not sure of the wisdom of it in non-dialysis patients either. No documented ev... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Yes: Tobacco causes vascular, blood vessel, disease all over body i.e. Heart, brain, legs, and kidneys, etc. Excess alcohol hurts the overall circulatory s... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Ultrasound of vessel: Renal artery stenosis is a disease that is caused by tightness of the renal arteries feeding the kidneys which causes elevated blood pressure and if s... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Yes: This can happen due to occasional forcing of bacteria on skin to inside the urinary bladder.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
No: Hemodialysis is not painful. But if you mean is the catheter inserted painful. The answer is no but the doctor usually puts a pain medicine during in... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
When infection occur: Peritoneal catheter can serve for long years unless a resistant infection develops or open abdominal surgery is needed.
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Jul 23, 2014
I highly recommend Dr. Tarek Naguib. He is very knowledgeable and caring. He is an asset to HealthTap and to the medical community.
Dr. Naguib is certainly an asset to the healthtap medical experts as is obvious from his excellent and informative answers.
Apr 1, 2014
Excellent succint answers and explanations. Great Credentials too!
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thank you. i have scheduled an appointment with my physician for next week to have an exam and some labs done. the pain has subsided but i still don't feel well; my appetite is poor and i'm not moving...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, I have Celiac disease, and was given this because new blood pressure medicene caused 2 weeks constipation. I have to find BP med, that is gluten free and doe...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am currently a transplantee, and found this helpful. Sometimes I've eaten these items and been told by my clinic that my potassium levelas raised.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

university of oklaoma
Completed 1992

Awards

Leadership award from the American Medical Association Foundation in 2007
Best Doctor in America database since 2009-present
Best educator award in Integris Bass hospital, Enid, Oklahoma 2006

Affiliations

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
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