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CKD patient education that delivers results

Break Down Barriers to CKD Education in Your Nephrology Practice

May 18, 2020
Doctor holding a tablet with a kidney image

As physicians, we intuitively know that the more we educate patients and involve patients in their own care plan, the better their outcomes. However, despite our best intentions, we are faced with many barriers to accomplishing this.  Lack of time, inefficient educational materials and difficulty explaining complex information to a broad range of educational levels…

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Delivering the Diet News to Reluctant Patients

May 5, 2020
Woman on a diet unhappy with her food

In a perfect world, diabetic patients would consume less sugar and patients with hypertension would never eat fast foods packed with sodium. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world. Everybody struggles. So how can we expect perfection from our patients? Most patients want to change their eating habits but aren’t clear where to start, what…

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Comprehensive Care Models: Help Your Patients Live Well with Chronic Illness

April 21, 2020
A nurse walking with her patient.

Currently, 1-in-4 Americans live with a chronic illness. A disproportionate number of those are elderly or minorities. This creates an enormous burden on our healthcare system, family structure and society.  Our goal as healthcare advocates is to decrease the disability that is associated with chronic illness as well as improving quality of life, or to…

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Connecting with Your Patients from a Distance

April 8, 2020
doctor typing on a laptop

“Some of the best experiences I’ve had as a patient occurred when I felt a connection to my physician. I have carried these experiences into my own life, both professionally and personally.”   – Sandra Lauriat, M.D. As a physician at this time in history, how can we still connect with our patients when we are…

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