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Dr. Ronald Hamner

Nephrology and Dialysis
San Antonio, TX
43 years experience male

Locations

Renal Associates

San Antonio, TX

Address

215 E. Quincy #610, San Antonio, TX
Directions

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Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Check blood sugar: frequent urination with thirst may develop in people who become diabetic. If the pancreas stops producing digestive enzymes, the stool may become light or gray colored. You need to see your doctor and have the blood tested for diabetes. If the sugar level is normal, then check the blood sodium level and have the urine examined.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Sometimes: High potassium foods can continue the potassium problem but high potassium means that the kidneys are not handling the potassium load. Hypertension meds such as ACE inhibitors ("prils") and potassium sparing diuretics can inhibit potassium excretion by the kidneys. Kidney disease along with high blood acid levels can have the same problem. Check with your doctor and perhaps a nephrologist for why!
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Ask doctor to check: Many middle age and older adults have low vitamin D3 levels which causes bone problems, increased risk for lung infections and probably increased risk for diabetes of older age. However, high doses of vitamin D and high doses of calcium can cause problems with bones (as seen in a study in Britain several years ago) and with blood vessel calcium deposits. Check the vitamin D and calcium level first
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HealthTap member
May 19, 2016
Dr. Hamner has cared for my husband and myself for many years. He has helped both of us through some serious problems, and we are much better because of his care.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hamner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hamner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you for the information and referal.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank u so much GBU ,Fam

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

University Alabama Birmingham

Awards

Elected Fellow to the American College of Physicians (FACP)
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