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Dr. Tarek Naguib

Nephrology and Dialysis
Amarillo, TX
41 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Pulled muscle?: Most common is musculoskeletal reason. Kidney pain is actually much less common than thought to be. It usually hurts more with urination if the origin... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Inflammatory bowel??: If not a brief history i.e. More than two weeks, need to see gastroenterology to rule out inflammatory bowel disease. If so, usually meds control it. ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
A vague term: The exact term is dehydrated body. The term means a body that is low on water. The term is used loosely. To be accurate, the sodium level should incre... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Must have fluids: You either have extra fluids in your body (seen as swelling) or taking water pills. If non of the above, then you either pass what you drank or 10-12 ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Fistula dilations: We use fistula (shunt) which is a vein that is connected to an artery. The artery pushes high flow blood into the vein to make it large and suitable f... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
I'm uneasy about it: Your doc did the correct thing, because the most common and treatable cause is infection. However, if no effect and cultures are negative in a few to ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Yes,poss infection?: Referral to a specialist means biopsy versus observation with follow up ct. It is okay to treat for poss infection and see if gets better before getti... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Muscle pain?: Pain in back muscles is more common reason for this complaint than actual kidney pain. But kidney stone possibility cannot be ruled out. Also, could b... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
UTI: Urinary tract infection is the prime suspect. Need to get urinalysis and get treated accordingly. Then see if the lump in the stomach is still there. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Yes,: Lowering energy intake will make you lose weight. Still need to make sure to take at least a one sensible meal a day and there will be a need for mult... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Depends on residual: What is left of kidney function is called residual. It includes urine output amount and how much chemical is in that urine. Persons who have no urine ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
No, if kidney's okay: With normal kidneys and heart much water will be handled okay and will help with weight loss and preventing stone disease. Be cautious of edema which... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Why need it?: If for supplementing a low mag level, use magoxide. If for treating constipation, mag citrate is best. Be cautious of self prescribed mag since it may... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Or Gbladder,indigest: There are other less common or unusual options e.g. Diaphragm irritation, pancreatitis or right lower lung problem like effusion or pneumonia. If does... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Not high!: Precum could cause pregnancy. However, the term touched vagina sounds like from outside or superficial. This makes chances of pregnancy low. If precum... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Lactobacillus is ok: Probioticds in culturelle or allign mainly contain lactobacillus. This seems safe, although, not all contents are exactly and completely mentioned in ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Is it kidney?: Pain in this area may be due to muscle pain also. You need to get a kidney ultrasound to rule out any actual kidney disease including tumors, stones, ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Atypical bacteria?: Mycoplasma, ureaplasma, and chlamydia are examples of bacterial infections of urine that are not visible on urine exams and do not grow on conventiona... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Possible sinusitis: Over the counter medications for sinus relief are worth a try. If not clearly better, see a doctor to be examined including your ears and throat. Also... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Need checked: This may be an infection like sexually transmitted condition.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Close: In terms of urinary tract infection with staph, the so called coagulate negative staph is common. It includes haemolyticus and saprophytics among othe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Please be more specific : what's the gastric problem and what's the abdominal complaint? Is it pain, nausea, vomiting, or mass? We can help better if the question is more speci... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Ideal blood pressure: However, check your blood pressure standing to see if it will drop below 100 or if heart rate will increase to 100 or above. If so, would stop Lisinop... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Non diagnostic : The squamous epithelium means the sputum came from mouth not lungs (no squamous in lungs/bronchi) but leukocytes means infection. So, this sputum has ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Possible: Chronic constipation esp in overweight persons may cause gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) which could cause heartburn and chest pain. However, i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Different condition: Acute renal failure (called acute kidney injury) is a short term kidney weakness which is likely to resolve or go on to become long term (chronic kidn... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Not bad!: These bacteria (coagulase neg staph and Alpha hemolytic strep not gp d) live on our skin. They may or may not represent a real infection. Because they... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Ideal weight needed: Also, no smoking and exercise almost daily but in moderation e.g. Daily half to one hour walk. Of importance is to control any chronic disease you may... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
It is the citrate: Both provide citrate to the body which goes to the urine preventing stone formation in people who are deficient in urinary citrate. Whether potassium ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Could be both!: Need a pregnancy test due to delayed period which is specially important for safe antibiotic choice if the urinalysis indeed shows infection.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Yes, varying degrees: If you see urine under the microscope, you will see red blood cells. Although gross blood in urine occurs, hemorrhagic cystitis, it is uncommon.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
No one can tell: A smelly urine is probably due to infection, but not necessarily. If there is infection however, the only reliable way to sort the type of infection o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
His call: A donor has to be 100% comfortable with his decision and under no pressure. She can state her opinion and you can state yours. He should be the one to... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Enough,.... 4-8X?: Enough to remove intake. So, if you hypothetically are lost in the desert and have no water you will lose only 10 oz of urine output (obligatory loss)... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Kidney infection: However, make sure that the wound is looking okay since wound infection could also cause fever and night sweat.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Hard to tell but,: With no weight gain and with no change in eating habbits and with no pain, an abdominal swelling may be consistent with gas or constipation. The forme... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Sodium, potassium: These are the most common to have imbalance but also magnesium, calcium, chloride and phosphorus are all electrolytes since by definition they all hav... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Normal creatinine: Usually creatinine normal level varies between persons depending on their muscle mass. A body builder will have high creatinine than a thin or emaciat... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Probably, but note,: Diagnosis of lupus depends on presence of at least 4 criteria from a multitude of criteria not just symptoms. Examples include arthritis, ana, low whi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Not short.: Iga nephropathy sometimes resolves spontaneously. Many cases have stable disease i.e. With no deterioration for long years. Severe cases however, will... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Not effective: However, if you know that pyelonephritis is usually caused by urinary tract infections UTI then things that prevent UTI would prevent pyelonephritis.... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Probable, not always: Blood is a favorable medium for bacterial growth and also the flow decreases the favorable acidity of the vagina. These 2 factors make it more likely ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Unclear: If you mean intravenous pyelogram, then there is no specific preparation but need no heavy breakfast e.g. Clear liquids like juice since I.V. Contrast... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Obstruction: Renal artery is the artery that feeds the kidney. If occluded, it is shut down. The kidney will not necessarily shut down however. It may still get it... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Renal stenosis: Renal artery stenosis causes high blood pressure, hypertension, due to a hormone produced by the affected kidney. But aortic stenosis causes the oppos... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
They detect: Certain drugs that are excreted in urine from the body.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
It is different: It usually is more serious than the autosomal dominant disease since it needs inheritance from both parents to be expressed i.e. Both genes are affect... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
2 kinds: One is for hemodialysis, a simpler form of the machine available in dialysis units where the patient &/or family member is trained to connect via IV l... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Depends on patient: In capable patients the peritoneal does not only provide for a better quality of life but also is safer. But in patients who are not likely to follow ... Read More

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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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