Kidney Smart Magazine - (Page 8)
Has your doctor started talking about nephrologists, dietitians and other specialists that you haven’t heard of before? understanding and accessing all the expert resources you have at your disposal is an important part of controlling your kidney disease and overall health. Get to know your new all-star team.
s you start managing your kidney care, you’ll learn just how many different people specialize in this common but complex condition. Take charge and seek out the physicians, nurses and counselors who make up your new care team. Each one is trained to address your unique physical and lifestyle needs and to help you manage your disease in the best way possible.
When to find a specialist
So how do you know when it’s time to see a kidney specialist? Although your primary care physician is trained to handle a wide range of health conditions, yours will refer you to a nephrologist — or kidney doctor — when it comes time to monitor your kidney function and to develop a kidney care treatment plan tailored just for you. Kidney doctors are a vital resource in ensuring that you receive the proper treatment for your early stage kidney disease and help slow its progression.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kidney Smart Magazine
Kidney Smart - Volume 1
Kidney Smart Is the Smart Start
The 411 on Kidney Disease
Your Own Personal A-Team
Managing the Medicine Chest
Food Labels: The Missing Data
Dining on the Go
Keeping You Covered
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