Talking to Your Doctor About Chronic Kidney Disease
by Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH
Your health history is different than everyone else’s. It’s important to take time to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider. They will guide you based on your risk factors and history with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Having regular talks with your doctor will help you take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your healthcare provider:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider
About Your Risk of Developing CKD
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 6/19/2018
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