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    1. Dr. Emil and his staff are a rare find in today’s medical environment. They truly care...

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    1. Dr. Cristea is super knowledgeable, professional, and attentive. Would highly recommend!

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    1. Dr. Cristea and his staff were amazing! He was very patient and caring.

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Kidney Health Specialists

Dr. Emilian Cristea

Emilian Cristea MD, is double board-certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine and founder of Kidney Health Specialists, located in Hollywood, Florida. His mission is to provide thoughtful, compassionate and comprehensive care to individuals living in and around Broward County. 

Dr. Cristea earned his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his first residency at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania in 2007.
After relocating to the United States, Dr. Cristea completed a second residency in Internal Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, located in Royal Oak, Michigan. He then went on to complete a Nephrology fellowship at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida in 2019. During his fellowship he earned multiple awards including the Outstanding Fellow Award. Another noteworthy honor is his achievement of scoring in the 99th percentile on the Nephrology National Board Examination.

Dr. Cristea takes personal satisfaction in helping his patients manage their individual health concerns. He is experienced in both acute and chronic illnesses and works tirelessly to establish professional relationships with each patient, to understand every individual’s concerns, and develop personalized treatment plans. Dr. Cristea relies on his extensive knowledge as well as consulting with other experts in the field to ensure he meets each patient’s specific needs.

At Kidney Health Specialists, Dr. Cristea routinely treats conditions like hypertension, diabetic kidney disease, acute kidney disease, electrolyte disorders, kidney stones, hematuria (blood in urine) and much more. Kidney Health Specialists also offers dialysis to patients that are living with chronic kidney disease.

To better serve Hollywood, Florida's diverse community, Dr. Cristea is fluent in English, Romanian, Spanish, Italian and conversational French. He is affiliated with multiple hospital systems including Memorial Health Systems.

When he is not treating patients at Kidney Health Specialists, Dr. Cristea enjoys spending quality time with his loving family, reading, grilling and traveling. 

If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Cristea or the services available at Kidney Health Specialists, please call the office or request an appointment online today.

10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips


  • Take control of your health
  • Follow the Mediterranean Diet
  • Reduce salt and sugar intake
  • Get 6-8 hours of quality sleep, nightly
  • Exercise regularly, for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week


  • Don't smoke
  • Take care of your relationships
  • Avoid processed foods and refined carbs
  • Reduce stress by engaging in physically and mentally healthy activities
  • Get an annual physical and know your numbers (weight, sugars, blood pressure, cholesterol)

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Accepted Insurances

Dr. Cristea will be happy to see patients with no insurance or if we are not covered on your plan.

Dr. Cristea also offers Telemedicine for anyone who wishes to be seen remotely.

Call the office to schedule your appointment today.

AETNA Better Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Care Plan
HealthSun Health Plan
Preferred Care Partners
Solis Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • He took his time to understand my symptoms and made insightful conclusions, provided reassurance, and suggested next steps. Would highly recommend!

    Maria L.
  • Dr. Emil and his staff are a rare find in today’s medical environment. They truly care about the patient’s well being.

    Edan C.
  • Dr. Cristea was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He truly cared about listening to my health concerns. Thank you for helping me understand my condition better.

    Alyssa S.
  • Dr. Cristea and his staff were amazing! He is a brilliant and caring doctor. Very glad I chose his practice for my kidney problem.



Kidney Health Specialists
7261 Sheridan Street, Suite 360
Hollywood, FL 33024
Phone: 954-226-0121
Fax: 866-981-2156

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