Talking to Your Doctor About End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with kidney disease. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can make the best choices for you and your family.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it simpler for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing ESRD
About Kidney Transplantation
About Changes to Lifestyle Habits
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Your first visit with a kidney doctor. National Kidney Foundation website. Available at: https://www.kidney.org/newsletter/your-first-visit-kidney-doctor. Accessed July 9, 2019.
Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 7/9/2019
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