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About Dr. Alvin C Powell

Dr. Alvin C Powell, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Greensboro, NC. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Powell is affiliated with Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital and Randolph Hospital. Dr. Powell has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

6 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alvin C Powell is Great. Dr. Alvin C Powell has been rated by 6 patients. From those 6 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Alvin C Powell is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Carolina Kidney

309 New St
Greensboro, NC 27405
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Specialties

Dr. Alvin C Powell has the following 2 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Alvin C Powell has the following 7 expertise

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Dialysis
  • Urinalysis
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Kidney Biopsy

Dr. Alvin C Powell has 0 board certified specialties

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compassionate care

Being diagnosed with kidney disease is a big deal. Dr. Powell took his time to explain my disease and options for treatment. He was very caring and gave me hope. I dreaded the possibility of dialysis treatments but now I understand that they are saving my life and if I stay healthy I can get evaluated for a kidney transplant. Dr. Powell is guiding me on how to be a good candidate for a new kidney. Thank you Dr. Powell!

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Dr. Powell took his time discussing a difficult subject - dialysis. He put my mind at ease about starting dialysis.
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Great compassion and care

I had a chance to go to Wake Forest. My husband thought we should but I was happy with Dr. Powell's advice. I have a serious illness and Dr. Powell quickly diagnosed and began aggressive treatments. I am better and appreciate his kind care.

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One Star

Dr. Powell refused to transfer a patient to another doctor in the same practice due to his ego. The patient had not seen him in 5 years and quit seeing him due to inadequate care information and lack of experience, and education. When returning to this practice after 5 years another doctor was requested and Dr. Powell threw a fit so no other doctor in the practice would take the patient. It is the patient's choice to see whom they feel the most comfortable with and feel they can communicate the best with. I do not recommend this doctor at all.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Powell is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Duke University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Alvin C Powell accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Carolina Kidney, 309 New St, Greensboro, NC
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