Tips for Dealing With Holiday Stress

The holiday season sometimes brings on stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present an array of demands such as parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. Below are a few practical tips, you can use to minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying … Continued

The Gift of Giving

The holiday season is a special time that you may want to focus on giving back.  Below are a few ideas of ways to celebrate the Gift of Giving.  Did you know that giving helps people in your community?  Whether you decide to make a monetary donation or volunteer your time, giving helps people in your … Continued

Medical Nutrition Therapy & Chronic Kidney Disease

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is nutrition counseling with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  MNT helps to treat and slow down chronic kidney disease (CKD). An MNT session includes your health problems, lab tests, medicines, and personal food choices.  Some MNT goals are to: Improve blood pressure Keep protein intake at a safe level Help control blood … Continued

Emotional Health & Wellness

Have you ever gone to your doctor for either the first time or for a follow-up visit and received some news that was either surprising or worse than you had expected? Your reaction might have been one of frustration and irritation. Why did this happen to me? What is going to become of me and my family?  … Continued

Vaccines for CKD Patients: Influenza (Flu) and Pneumonia

Vaccinations are not just for kids! Vaccines have greatly reduced many infections that previously killed or seriously hurt people and are especially important if you have certain health conditions such as kidney disease. By getting vaccinated you will reduce your chance of becoming seriously ill or dying from these diseases and also protect the people … Continued

Congratulations to Arthur P. Pasquarella Leadership in Action Award Honoree, David Knop

Congratulations to Arthur P. Pasquarella Leadership in Action Award Honoree, David Knop David Knop was honored with the Arthur P. Pasquarella award on Sunday, September 8, 2019 during the National Kidney Foundation annual walk at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.  The prestigious award is presented annually to a devoted local supporter in recognition … Continued

Roberto L. Collazo-Maldonado Recipient of the 2019 Internal Medicine Subspecialty Attending Physician Award

Congratulations to Roberto L. Collazo-Maldonado, MD, FACP, FASN! He is the recipient of the 2019 Internal Medicine Subspecialty Attending Physician Award presented by the IInternal Medicine residency program during their Internal Medicine graduation event on June 14, 2019. During his practice, Dr. Collazo has received multiple awards, including the “D Magazine” Best Docs. In 2017, … Continued

Dr. Anupkumar Shetty Awarded 2019 Nephrology Fellowship Program Teaching Program Award

Congratulations to Anupkumar Shetty, MD, FASN as the recipient of the 2019 Nephrology Fellowship Program Teaching Program Award presented by the Methodist Dallas Nephrology Fellowship Program on June 8, 2019. During his practice, Dr. Shetty has received multiple awards including Physician of the Year 2018 by Texas Indo-American Physicians Society and similar teaching awards from … Continued