Although patients newly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) should be seeing a nephrologist, their primary care provider (PCP) still has an important role to play in the management of their disease, especially immediately following their diagnosis. At this critical time, the PCP is responsible for setting the patient up for success. What should PCPs do to ensure that their patient’s CKD journey starts off on the right foot? In Part 2 of our two-part series, “Next Steps Following a Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease: The PCP’s Guide,” we present recommendations for PCPs from Healthmap’s Chief Medical Officer, Howard Shaps, MD, MBA, and nephrologist Stephanie Toth-Manikowski, MD, MHS, our Corporate Medical Director.
To read Part 1 and learn about the steps that newly diagnosed patients should be taking, click here: “Next Steps Following a Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Patient’s Guide”