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  • 01:57

    Tips On Surviving Dialysis

    in Health

    Join our dialysis forum as we discuss how to survive being on dialysis.  We will give you alot of information that you usually are not given but could be the difference between life or death.


    Remember, your the BOSS!  Let's talk about it!


    Call in to speak with the host (646) 787-8561


    Learn while also getting a chance to socialize with other dialysis patients.


    This is a safe place to  share your thoughts and feelings.*For your privacy, you don't have to give your real name.


    *** PRESS (1) when you have a question or a comment.


    Show Times: 5:00:pm Pacific Time, 6:00pm Mountain Time, 7:00 pm Central Time and 8:00pm Eastern Time


    ****Also visit us on Facebook.  Post any questions or comments that you might have and don't forget to LIKE us!


    Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/fyidialysispatientsinformed.org


     

  • 02:00

    Questions You Always Wanted To Ask A Dialysis Technician

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    Dialysis Technician Lysil Dait has graciously agreed to be our guest to answer questions patients have always wanted answers to.  Lysil has worked in numerous clinics for over a year.


    Remember, your the BOSS!  Let's talk about it!


    Call in to speak with the host (646) 787-8561


    Learn while also getting a chance to socialize with other dialysis patients.


    This is a safe place to  share your thoughts and feelings.*For your privacy, you don't have to give your real name.


    *** PRESS (1) when you have a question or a comment.


    Show Times: 5:00:pm Pacific Time, 6:00pm Mountain Time, 7:00 pm Central Time and 8:00pm Eastern Time


    ****Also visit us on Facebook.  Post any questions or comments that you might have and don't forget to LIKE us!


    Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/fyidialysispatientsinformed.org


  • 01:57

    The Correct Way to Fight For Your Rights According to Nurse Janet Daniels

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    Nurse Janet Daniel talks to our patient forum about the correct steps to take when standing up for themselves in the dialysis clinic.  Nurse Daniels has also worked as a Facility Administrator.  She has a wealth of experience to share.


    Learn while also getting a chance to socialize with other dialysis patients.


    This is a safe place to  share your thoughts and feelings.*For your privacy, you don't have to give your real name.


    Remember, your the BOSS!  Let's talk about it!


    Call in to speak with the host (646) 787-8561


    *** PRESS (1) when you have a question or a comment.


    Show Times: 5:00:pm Pacific Time, 6:00pm Mountain Time, 7:00 pm Central Time and 8:00pm Eastern Time


    ****Also visit us on Facebook.  Post any questions or comments that you might have and don't forget to LIKE us!


    Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/fyidialysispatientsinformed.org

  • 01:53

    Being the CEO of Your Own Health

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    Join us to discuss how as dialysis patients we should  take charge of our health.    We will also talk about  our experiences when we DID NOT take charge.


    This is a safe place to just share your thoughts and learn while also getting a chance to socialize with other dialysis patients.  No need to give your name.


    Remember, your the BOSS!  Let's talk about it!


     


    Show Times: 5:00:pm Pacific Time, 6:00pm Mountain Time, 7:00 pm Central Time and 8:00pm Eastern Time


    Call in to speak with the host (646) 787-8561


    ****Also visit us on Facebook.  Post any questions or comments that you might have and don't forget to LIKE us!


    Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/fyidialysispatientsinformed.org


     


     

  • 01:29

    Isolating Dialysis Patients

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    Some dialysis administrators and nurses do not encourage their patients to socialize with other patients while visiting the clinic to  receive dialysis treatments.  Some even go as far as to purposely keep  patients isolated from each other.


    .Most dialysis patients have to visit these clinics 3 days a week for about 3 to 4 hours per visit.  There are some dialysis patients that admit to  experiencing feelings of  loneliness and .boredom  during these visits..


    Patients who do have positive interactions with other patients say they seem to  have improved social, emotional and physical health.


      What are your thoughts concerning this subject matter?


    Let's talk about it!

  • 01:56

    What Every Dialysis Patient Should Know-Patient To Patient

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    Our panel of veteran dialysis patients are not medical professional but we have been on dialysis for a number of years that we have alot of valuable information that could be extremely helpful to other dialysis patients.  We will also be answering questions from our call in guests also.

  • Lets Get Aquainted

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    FYI Dialysis Patients Informed was the brainchild of a few dialysis patients who are located throughout the United States.  We started FYI Dialysis Patients Informed because there is very limited information that is given to patients once they start dialysis.  Not to mention the very limited patient to patient social and emotional interaction.  Of course, they have their doctors and their in-clinic care team but for most patients their friends and family no longer keep in touch.  


     


     


     


     

  • 02:45

    Top Dem Strategist Fears Obama On Verge of Historic Mistake With Iran

    in Politics

    Pat Caddell-Renowned Democratic Strategist and one of the chief architects of Jimmy Carter's 1976 election strategy, fears the Obama Administration is on the brink of one of the most dangerous mistakes in American history in capitulating to the Iranian regime on the issue of nuclear inspections.  


    Javier Rodriquez-CEO, DaVita Kidney Care reports that one in ten U.S. Adults has kidney disease.  The Health Care Expert Empowers Patients to Create the Best Treatment Plan and Receive the Best Care


    Christopher Arps- Lives just outside of Ferguson, MO and is a member of the Project 21 national advisory council.  Chris explains the disconnect and why the violence in Ferguson continues.


    James Hirsen-New York Times best-selling author, commentator, media analyst and law professor discusses Donald Trump's Star Power and why it's altering the course of the GOP Primary.


    Van Hipp-Is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army and the former Principal Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Navy.  He believes Chuck Shumer may have just saved Israel.


    Michelle Moore-Head of Digital Banking for Bank of America discusses America’s Smartphone Obsession as many admit to constant connectivity.


    Gigi Stetler-Accomplished businesswoman, entrepreneur, single mother & the owner of RV Sales of Broward in south Florida explains why she sees herself as "Unstoppable"…and that surviving is Just the Beginning!


    Sissy Lapin-Co Founder of ListingDoor, a company that gives homeowners all the tools to successfully sell their home.  

  • 01:02

    Lessening the Suffering of Dialysis Patients Through Engagement

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    Dr. Robert A. Bear, is the author of "Sorrow's Reward" -interrelated tales from a fictional dialysis unit. While fictional, the stories are too close to the real day to day, lives of patients, Doctors and families. Dr. Bear, author of over 150 medical articles will discuss his reasons for these compelling stories told through the eyes and thoughts of his fictional characters.


     


    This book is a must read for anyone involved with Dialysis from Doctors, Technicians, Counselors, Patient and their families. "Dialysis Advocates"


    After many years in Nephrology as a Physician, Educator and Administrator he began to have questions about how Dialysis Care has evolved. Now that many clinics are run by large "For Profit" companies; are the patients, nursing staff and Doctors better off? What can and should be done to improve dialysis care. What are the responsibilities of patients in their care?


     


     

  • 01:03

    Living with Kidney Dialysis for Patients and Family with Dori Schatell

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    Dori Schatell is Executive Director of the non-profit Medical Education Institute, which conducts research and develops evidence-based educational materials to help people with kidney disease live as fully as possible.  She has worked in the renal field for 25 years, during which she has written and edited hundreds of educational pieces for patients and professionals, including the original DOQI anemia guidelines, the Core Curriculum for the Dialysis Technician, Kidney School, and many others, and directed development of the Home Dialysis Central website.  She is co-author, with Dr. John Agar, of the book, Help, I Need Dialysis! and worked with Dr. Agar and Beth Witten to develop a decision aid for dialysis called My Life, My Dialysis Choice.

  • 01:12

    PATIENT TERMINATED, BLACKBALLED LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT HOSPICE.

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    A discussion with the Wife of patient that after complaining of his level of care and the workers in the clinic, he was terminated for what appears to be trumped up reasons. He has since been blackballed from other clinics in his area; with no clinic to go to he has been forced into HOSPICE.


    This appears to be an ongoing problem with DCI, Fresenius and Davita. This patient was a Davita patient. Dialysis Advocates went to their Legal Department and Javier Rodriguez the CEO of Davita. It appears that no one cares at the CEO level; we’ve asked him and the Legal Department to help with this patient. Nothing came from our request to CMS to help this patient who had no appeal and is not allowed to face his accuser. 


    This is happening much too often in too many clinics where complaining about care or workers leads to retaliation. What if any investigation is done at the clinic level is often poorly done and biased in favor of the worker or clinic. Patients are not allowed to see the results of an investigation nor are they allowed to face their accuser. A patient it appears has to go to legal to clean up a record they are not allowed to see.


    We are having too many patients with the same situation Nationwide. One even having to strip down naked before getting dialysis.


    Call in and ask questions and our website has other cases in the News Portion. www.dialysisadvocates.com