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Dr. Jack Rubin

Nephrology and Dialysis
Inglewood, CA
49 years experience male

Locations

Jack E. Rubin, M.D.

Inglewood, CA

Address

575 E. Hardy St., Suite 322, Inglewood, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Fax

3106717618

Insurances accepted

Cigna

About

Bio

I am a Internist and a Nephrologist in practice in Los Angeles, CA. I am also the Medical Director of both a hemodialysis center and a vascular center.

Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.6K Answers
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Blood in urine?: The first thing i would do is to go to a urologist and give the doctor a sample of your urine and send off blood for a CBC to check for anemia. If the... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
ED and BP meds: Most anti-hypertensive medicines cause no erectile dysfunction (ed). The major class of drugs that cause ed are beta-blockers. If you are one of thos... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Dehydration: It appears that you may have dehyrdated cauisng hypernatremic (hypertonic) dehydration. This occurs when the lost fluid contains less sodium than the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Kidney disease: You need to see the urologist who placed the stent to get further information as soon as possible. If your kidney function was normal before the proce... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Transplant?: At her stage, 3, of chronic kidney disease (ckd), she has sufficient renal function to allow her to live off of hemodialysis. The question should be t... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Cheese and kidney: It depends on how serious your kidney problem is. Calcium is found naturally in cheese. It also has protein and phosphorus. Unfortunately, these same ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
50% D5W for cramps: Patients who cramp on dialysis may do due to changes in serum osmolarity (o). Sodium, glucose and urea nitrogen (u) are the major determinants of o. A... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Urinating often: There are several causes for getting up at night to urinate (u). If you are walking around and your ankles are swollen at the end of the day, you have... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Creatinine and urea: Your creatinine level is a function of your age, weight, race and sex. You may have good renal function if you are a muscular male african-american. Y... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Failure of organs: The person you are describing is clearly very, very sick. He appears to have jaundice due to his bilirubin being elevated with is seen in liver diseas... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
IV fluids: One of the reasons people who are dehydrated (d) receive Normal Saline (ns) is that they are hypotensive from whatever caused their d. If they are not... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Weakness in CKD : You need to have your friend speak to his nephrologist (n), or the physician who made the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (ckd). His weakness may ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Clear liquid diet: A clear liquid diet is one where the liquids you ingest are transparent, such as apple juice, beef or chicken broth and tea among others. The doctors ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Soda and dialysis: When a dialysis patient drinks soda (s), two important things need to be considered. The first is how much potassium is in the it. Colas and citrus fl... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Burning urine: Have your partner see a doctor, have a urine culture sent off and have her placed on antibiotics to treat what sounds to be a urinary tract infection.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Stating dialysis: It seems as if you may be quite near the initiation of dialysis. Most diabetics start dialysis when they have less than 15% of their kidney function,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Vitamins and UTI: There is no vitamin that can cure uti's and yeast infections. Vitamin c acidifies the urine and makes it harder for bacteria to grow and cause uti's a... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Low RBC and fatigue: You need to go back to your physician, or whomever ordered the blood test. You have a low rbc, and i assume, by that, you are anemic. With a high mcv,... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Proteinuria: To better answer your question, I have to know the amount of proteinuria (p). If it were discovered in a urine analysis by a dip stick, that does not ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Diuretics: If you take a diuretic (d) one of the side effects is a low sodium level, hyponatremia (h). You can try to avoid h by weighing yourself daily in the m... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
High uric acid level: Your uric acid (ua) level is high and high ua levels are increasing being identified as cardiovascular risk factor. You need to see a doctor to have a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Hematuria: You need to see a urologist. Hematuria (h) is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It could be coming from your kidney, your bladder. You need to have various... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
GFR of 37 ml/min: You are quite fortunate that for a woman with 53 years of diabetes, who is a type 1 who developed it at 10 years of age, now 63. You have stage 3 chro... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Insulin pen: An Insulin pen is an excellent way to take your insulin. Please call your endocrinologist (e) and ask him if your need Lantus (insulin glargine) 3 tim... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
HBP in children: If you have been hypertensive since the age of 16 you should be considered for secondary hypertension, i.e., hypertension caused by an identifiable ca... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Getting off dialsis: I do not believe that you will be able to come off dialysis after being on it for two years without getting a renal transplant. Most patients who star... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Dialysis?: If your father has a creatinine clearance (cc), he should be on dialysis with a cc of 7 ml/min. It seems that he has polycystic kidney disease (pkd) w... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Equal dose?: You are comparing apples, losartan (L), with oragnes, Diltiazem (D). Both lower blood pressure and so by different means. Instead of focusing on the d... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Kidney Diseases: Some of the causes for kidney disease (kd) are diabetes, hypertension, hiv, glomerular diseases, use of nephrotoxic drugs or exposure to nephrotoxic a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
What caused what: Many of your diagnoses are interrelated. Pvd, CAD and cva are common consequences of atherosclerotic vascular disease (a) made worse by hyperlipidemia... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Magnesium and Azor (amlodipine and olmesartan): There are no known drug interactions between the drugs in Azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) and magnesium (m), so you can use m as needed . The only ca... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Dialysis two times: Unfortunately, your kidney function is not good enough to keep you off dialysis. You have some residual kidney function (rkf) allowing you to have 2 d... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Rapid heartbeat: Neither the tylenol (acetaminophen) (t) or hctz you take are known to cause rapid heartbeats (r). You need to see a doctor to find out why you have yo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Tenkoff catheter: Tenkoff catheters (t) are placed in the peritoneal cavity (pc) in patients with renal failure that want to be on peritoneal dialysis. The (t) is the t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Creatinine test: A serum creatinine lab test should be available one day after the blood was taken and sent to the lab.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
JET black stool: Black stool, called melena, can be a sign of bleeding anywhere from the stomach to the right side of the colon.It can also be seen with ingestion of i... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Edema of ankles: You should find a doctor to have your heart, kidneys and liver assessed for disease. You should also have your blood tested to see if you have any abn... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Worsening CKD: You will know if your chronic kidney disease is getting worse if your bun, creatinine potassium, phosphorus and parathyroid levels are increasing in ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Cow urine and kidney: Cow urine has no place, by scientific data, in the treatment of chronic kidney disease (ckd).Much . Usually, a miraculous cure in small number of pati... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Kidney function: You should see a nephrologist (n) to find out why you have kidney disease (kd). Once the cause if found, a treatment plan can be formulated. If you ha... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Blood and protein: Blood (b) in your urine( u) is an abnormal finding. Protein (p) in your urine is abnormal when it is > 80 mg/day. Your lab work may be normal when b a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
High renal results: Your doctor is probably referring to high BUN and creatinine levels in your blood. Ask the doctor to order a renal ultrasound and to refer you to a n... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Clotted catheter: You are referring to a central venous catheter (cvc) when you mention a dialysis tube. He may have not received enough Heparin at the end of his dial... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Hiccups and kidney: Hiccups is a symptom, not a cause of renal failure. Vomiting and anorexia are also symptoms of renal failure. I suspect the person you are talking abo... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Meds and PKD: If you have no hypertension or evidence of chronic kidney disease you probably need no medicine now. See a nephrologist to assess your renal function ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Calcium renal stones: If you are constantly forming kidney stones (ks), you need to have 24 hour urine collection for calcium, uric acid and phosphate. If you have high lev... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Low urine output: If you are drinking adequate amounts of fluid and you are putting out a small amount of urine, you must be gaining weight. Look at your ankles in the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Renal disease: Collapsing and fainting are rarely caused by renal disease. You need to go to an er if these are frequent problems to get evaluated with some blood wo... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Diuretics and edema: You probably need to be on a stronger diuretic. If you are taking hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) it probably has no effect. Ask your doctor about using ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Urine potassium: The amount of urinary potassium (k) is dependent on the blood level of k. If you ingest a large k load and you have a normal k level, it is normal for... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jul 21, 2013
An amazing knowledgeable, dedicated and caring physician.
Dec 13, 2013
Very good source of knowledge.
HealthTap member
Feb 18, 2014
Thank you Dr Rubin. The reference that you mentioned provided some extremely useful information that was well worth reading.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your response. I am not sure why you think I'm 18, as I am 55 years old. I took a quick look at your profile and have great respect for the work ...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Yes at the er. They have done labs but only basic (ketones, electrolyte ect) I will ask my endo. Thank you for suggestions. Very helpful!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Your response was very detailed and helpful. Thank you for taking in layman's terms. And thanks for doing this for folks!! It means more than you know.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1973MD

Awards

Top Nephrologist, First Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Nephrologist, First Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Nephrologist, First Place, National - Spring
2014
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