Chronic Kidney Disease: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]
Guest: Mira T. Keddis, M.D. [@keddis_mira]
Chronic kidney disease can have a major impact on a patient’s quality of life; reducing their energy level, impacting their diet and may limit medications or alter medication dosages we prescribe. It’s estimated that kidney disease affects nearly 40 million people in the U.S. or 15% of the population, and two out of five adults with severe kidney disease don’t even know they have it. As primary care providers, we need to know how to prevent kidney disease, how we assess renal function and how to manage those with moderate to severe renal impairment. Our guest for today’s podcast is Mira T. Keddis, M.D., a nephrologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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