Dr. Melinda Phinney MD Nephrologist

Dr. Melinda Phinney is a nephrologist in Akron, Ohio. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System. She received her medical degree from University of Toledo College of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. Dr. Phinney accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 13 doctors at Akron General Medical Center and one of 19 at Summa Health System who specialize in Nephrology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology

Hospital Affiliation

Akron General Medical Center
High performing in Nephrology

Summa Western Reserve Hospital

Summa Health System
High performing in Nephrology

Education & Medical Training

Akron City Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1989 - 1993

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1993 - 1995

University of Toledo College of Medicine
Class of 1989

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 22 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 18 years in Nephrology

OH State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Prednisone improves renal function and proteinuria in human immunodeficiency virus-associated nephropathy.
Smith, M. C., Austen, J. L., Carey, J. T., Emancipator, S. N., Herbener, T., Gripshover, B., Mbanefo, C., Phinney, M., Rahman, M., Salata, R. A., Weigel, K., Kalayjian, R. C.

Long-term renal function in type I diabetics after kidney or kidney-pancreas transplantation: influence of number, timing, and treatment of acute rejection episodes.
Hricik, D. E., Phinney, M. S., Weigel, K. A., Knauss, T. C., Schulak, J. A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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