Potassium in Patients with Kidney Disease

High potassium is a common problem in patients with kidney disease.  Whether you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease or are on dialysis, you may have been told you need a low potassium diet. What is potassium?  It is a mineral found in many of the foods you eat.  It plays a role in […]

Medication Adherence

Amit Kapoor, M.D. Excerpt from Kapoor’s Korner: A series of blog posts by Dr. Kapoor about the latest trends/topics/viewpoints in Nephrology and healthcare by Dr. Amit Kapoor. Physicians will often talk to you about medication adherence or compliance. But what does that really mean for you? Objectively it means the extent to which you take […]

Value In Healthcare

Amit Kapoor, M.D. Excerpt from Kapoor’s Korner: A series of blog posts by Dr. Kapoor about the latest trends/topics/viewpoints in Nephrology and healthcare by Dr. Amit Kapoor. Although not a novel concept, recently the discussion in healthcare, either in a journal article, the nightly news, a medical conference, or even during hospital rounds, inevitably shifts […]