Understanding your lab results can empower you with the knowledge of how your kidneys are doing and enable you to protect them. Visit your primary care provider. Remember that communication with your provider and understanding your results are keys to protecting your kidney health. This helpful information board contains links to our other pages with other helpful resources. Click here to learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
15% of adults in the US have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Only about 10% of people with CKD know they have CKD.
Approximately 36% of Adults with Diabetes have CKD
Approximately 31% of Adults with Hypertension have CKD
(Reference 2018 USRDS Annual Data Report)
Our team of doctors
Thoughtful and Dedicated Kidney Protectors
Bethune Grindley, MD
Dr Grindley is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Her interests include acute kidney injury (AKI), Hypertension, Education, Preventive Nephrology and applying information technology to improve patient outcomes.
Why Protect Your Kidneys?
So many reasons to choose from
The articles and content on this webpage and this website (including the helpful information board) are for the purpose of information to help you understand kidney disease in a way that increases your awareness and helps empower you to make healthy choices. The information on this page is not medical advice and does not replace your doctor’s or medical provider’s expertise nor opinion. You must discuss all aspects of your treatment with your medical provider and follow their advice as your doctor and healthcare team possess the necessary details of your unique condition.
The Kidney Protector is a virtual health protection project founded and designed to inform and empower people regarding kidney protection. We aim to provide resources remotely via application of multiple modalities of information technology in order to provide education and support to patients at risk of or affected by kidney disease, to their loved ones and support systems, to nephrology fellows and to community health teams.