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This Helpful Information Board will help you find important resources in your journey of learning more about kidney and kidney disease!

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

Live Longer and Healthier!

Kidneys do a lot: They eliminate toxins, regulate fluid levels so we can breathe well and so we do not become swollen, they regulate acid levels, help to produce red blood cells and therefore help to prevent anemia...and there is more...

Am I at Risk of Kidney Disease?

Risk Factors for Kidney Disease: Diabetes, Hypertension, Family history of kidney disease, Race: African American... Learn more

What Can I do if I have only One (1) Kidney?

Be proactive: follow the advice on this page to protect your kidney, Learn More...

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Helpful Information Board

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. 

About Us

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.

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