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About Dr. Miguel R Portocarrero
Dr. Miguel R Portocarrero, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kissimmee, FL, with another office in Winter Park, FL. His specialties include Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Portocarrero is affiliated with St Cloud Regional Medical Center and Poinciana Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Miguel R Portocarrero has the following 2 specialties
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.
Dr. Miguel R Portocarrero has the following 8 expertise
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Chronic Renal Disease
- Kidney Biopsy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
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Dr. Portocarrero is a caring and knowledgeable physician. I genuinely trust his professional judgment. However, I cannot rate him higher than 1 star as he employs and tolerates a staff that could not care less about his patients. For example: 1) I had to wait 10 days (after placing about a dozen calls to his office) for the results of Doppler exams to detect blood clots in my legs. Currently I am in my 12th day awaiting the results of an echocardiogram. Today, I was informed the results of the echocardiogram cannot be located. These results are crucial as the technician who performed the echocardiogram informed me the walls of my heart had thickened and my heartbeat tended to skip. I have repeatedly made Dr. Portocarrero’s medical staff and nurse aware of these comments to no avail; 2) Compounding the administrative nightmare here is the remark one staffer made earlier this week: “Dr. Portocarrero does not give his patients feedback on the tests he orders” and “Results are provided to your primary care physician who should contact you about them”. This, I know, is untrue; 3) Callbacks are essentially non-existent. One office answering machine states: “Leave your name, birth date, phone number, and message. I’ll get back to you as soon as it’s convenient for me”; and 4) Further, one of Dr. Portocarrero’s offices does not take incoming calls. I could add more but am too discouraged to continue. While a very good physician, Dr. Portocarrero is a willing party to this chaotic office environment. He, for some reason, has not taken the steps necessary to alter and improve it. Thus, his own overall rating suffers as he is his staff’s CEO. To wit: At my last office visit Dr. Portocarrero said: “Hound my staff for your test results---drive them crazy”. It’s apparent he knows his staff well!
dr. Portacarrero takes his time with me and i never feel rushed. He's all over the place getting you the referrals you need, explaining recent tests, and asking how you feel at the moment. I have a rare disease and feel confident that he will see me through it both professionally and with are.
Dr. Portocarrero is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Dr. Miguel R Portocarrero accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Dr. Miguel R Portocarrero is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Kissimmee, FL.