``Kidney disease affects over 30 million people in the United States ... and most people don't know it!``
If you have a doctor, great! You should visit your doctor for annual check-ups.
If you don’t have a primary care (family) doctor, you should find one.
Do you have insurance? If so, your insurance company may have a list of doctors on their website. (for example: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee has a doctor finder here).
If you don’t have insurance, you may want to explore available public health resources in your area. You can start exploring your options by clicking here.
You may think, “I don’t feel sick, so I don’t need to see a doctor.” However, how you feel is not always the most accurate indication of your health.
Did you know that Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a silent killer and often there are no symptoms or side effects until the kidneys fail? It’s true. So, schedule your health exam and know whether you are at risk.
Discuss these things with your doctor:
Let your doctor know that you are interested in managing your risk for kidney disease.
You can ask your doctor to provide a referral to Reach Kidney Care for individualized help with your kidney care needs.
Choose a location from the toolbar and download the referral form.
We encourage you to talk to your doctor first.
Then, know that we are available to help.
We understand that you may want to take the time to do a little research on your own.
Here are a few useful links to help you explore ways to maintain complete health:
Diabetes- American Diabetes Association
High blood pressure- American Heart Association