The DPC Education Center will hold an educational conference call on bone and mineral metabolism (BMM) disease on Tuesday, June 16 at 3pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Chronic kidney disease patients sometimes experience BMM problems, and many dialysis patients also have some form of BMM disorder.

If BMM disease is left untreated, you may suffer severe bone pain, joint pain and fractures. In addition, lack of control over minerals in your vascular system increases the risk of heart disease.

Dr. Mehul Raval will provide tips on what you can do to help control your phosphorus, calcium and parathyroid hormone levels to reduce the incidence of BMM disease.

To participate in the call, dial (877) 399-5186 and enter code 433.459.5474. Go to to follow along with the Powerpoint slides that will accompany the speaker’s presentation. If you plan on joining us for the call, we ask that you call five minutes before 3pm EST, to help ensure that we can get started on time. We hope you can participate in the call!