Care Coordination Fixes One of the Biggest Flaws in the American Health Care System

2020-12-15T14:02:04-05:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Diagnosis of Kidney Disease, In-Center Hemodialysis, The Kidney Citizen|Tags: , |

By Gloria Rohrer, DPC Patient Ambassador As a dialysis patient, it has become clear to me that one of the biggest flaws in the American health care system is the disjointed way care is often provided to patients. If patients have chronic conditions alongside other health complications, it can be exceedingly difficult to navigate the different doctors and hospitals we need in order to receive proper care. When seeing so many different doctors at various clinics and hospitals, patients like me can suffer adverse effects if all our treatments are not designed to address our full medical history, rather than a [...]

Reflections from 45 Years on Dialysis

2020-12-15T13:58:50-05:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Diagnosis of Kidney Disease, In-Center Hemodialysis, Pediatric Kidney Disease, The Kidney Citizen|Tags: , |

By Jack Reynolds, DPC Board Member I have survived on in-center hemodialysis for the last 45 years. I have also received Medicare for all those years to pay for most of my dialysis and other medical needs. I currently reside outside the village of Palmyra, Iowa. One of the first group of Patient Ambassadors to advocate in Washington, D.C. in 2005, I have visited Capitol Hill many times since. Because of the cost, time and effort it takes to keep a kidney patient healthy, I feel that it is important to be aware of issues and legislation that can impact our [...]

Advocacy 101 Recording Now Available!

2020-04-27T21:24:22-04:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: eNews, Webinar|Tags: |

If you were unable to attend our first education seminar of 2018, the recording is now available! Hear from DPC's congressional relations director, Megan Beveridge and DPC Board Member Mike Guffey discuss the patient perspective and Congressional perspective on the importance of advocacy and sharing your story. After viewing the recording, please take a brief survey so we can continue to improve our educational programming. Call Evaluation

Join Us for Our Kidney Health Seminar in New York!

2020-04-27T21:33:52-04:00March 19th, 2015|Categories: eNews, Mental Health, News & Events, Treatment|Tags: |

On Saturday, March 21 from 2-5pm, the DPC Education Center will partner with the Rogosin Institute for an event that is free and open to the general public. It will cover education and training on topics such as mental health, advocacy and treatment options for kidney disease. It will take place at the Campbell Dome at Queens College – CUNY, located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367. If you would like to attend this event, you are required to RSVP by March 17 so we can plan for the event according to the number of expected attendees. To RSVP, call [...]

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