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Department Kidney Medicine
Primary Location Lutheran Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Hemodialysis
  • Renal Function Evaluation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • IgA Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX USA

Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX USA

Residency - New York Medical College Our Lady of Mercy Campus
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA

Medical Education - University of Cartagena

Undergraduate - University of Cartagena


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Hernan Rincon-Choles, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/3/2022, Dr. Rincon-Choles has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

109 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Choles has a well trained team.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Choles is one of the most caring and thorough doctors we ever had the opportunity of having Truly terrific

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Best doctor ever.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Doctor always calls when there is a serious problem.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Everyone was outstanding. I was just overwhelmed with the kindness and courteous that was given the doctor was phenomenal explained. me? I could not have picked a better physician group to serve me. Thank you again all of you are blessing.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Excellant provider who treats patients with respect, listens, answers questions, perceives correctly the level of knowledge his patient/advocate has and communicates at that level, gives excellent advice in regards to kidney care and dietary needs, and has relevant tests run that give insight and baseline numbers to the patient's condition so that the best path forward can be pursued. He gave us information we couldn't get anywhere else. He would be a world-class provider in any specialty he had decided to chose. We look forward to all input on my husband's care as needed in the future. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr Rincom seemed very caring, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. We were very impressed with him and would trust him completely. He is an asset to your staff.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr Rincon is the best!

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Absolutely would recommend this doctor to friends and family

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr.Rincon was very knowledgeable ,professional and cordial

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

This was one of the BEST visits I've had with a doctor. Doctor Rincon was very thorough. He went in detail explaining my situation, going over my test results and we talked about a plan of treatment. He made me feel I was part of the plan. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr Rincon has seen me through very hard times starting 5 years ago He is the consummate healer

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr Rincon did a great job. He made sure my appointments with other Dr's were made and sure my medication was right. He's a good dude

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Doctor has been exceptional in assisting me with my health issues related to sleep disordered breathing and high blood pressure.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

The doctor was exceptional with explaining everything with me. A very positive experience. Thank you so very much.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

I love Dr. Ricin. He is very thorough and takes his time to talk with you and explain things. Very kind. Wish all my drs were like him.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

I love Dr. Ricin. I have seen a lot of different drs and I have to say he is my favorite. Very thorough and kind . Always a pleasant experience when I see him. I feel he his very knowledgeable in his field and I am very confident in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr Rincon is the best. He's helping me through a bad time.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Rincon-Choles is the best Nephrologist I have seen. Very knowledgeable and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

My physician always gives me a complete visit He explains everything about my condition and the medication He gives me handouts and answers all of my questions. He is monitoring my condition by giving me referrals to monitor my condition specialists and tests to give me a better outcome. I feel he is a caring professional. I am very satisfied with him and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr Rincon is very caring and an awesome doctor

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Rincon was very thorough and took time to make sure all my questions were answered. He made sure I was informed on my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

I love Dr. Rincon! I have referred family and others to him and we all feel the same, HE IS EXCELLENT and listens, always thorough and explains everything! HE IS THE BEST.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr. Recon Chloe's is tops with honest bedside manners and knowledge of my particular medical needs! He knows what he's doing and is very efficient!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

The doctor was amazing. He was so kind.

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