DNA Presents to Local Medical Community at NKF CKDinform: Early Detection and Prevention Symposium

Several Dallas Nephrology Associates (DNA) physicians recently presented at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) primary care physician education program, CKDinform:  Early Detection and Prevention, on April 2, 2016 at the Omni Hotel in Las Colinas, TX.  The symposium was well attended by members of the local medical community. CKDinform is an accredited CME program with the National Kidney Foundation that provides the knowledge and tools to alter Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) outcomes, improve patients’ quality of life, and have an impact on CKD healthcare spending nationwide. Early diagnosis and treatment can slow or stop the progression of CKD, which is critical to the well-being of patients with CKD.  It can also help to avoid outlays of billions in healthcare dollars for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) care.

Dr. Alex Liang of DNA welcomed attendees and spoke to the importance that Primary Care Physicians and their staff play in the early detection and treatment of CKD.  Educational sessions included:

Keynote: Ebola – A Complex Viral Illness by Bruce R. Wall, MD, FACP

CKDinform: Early Detection and Prevention
A Primary Care Approach to CKD Management by Daniel S. Richey, DO

CKDinform:  Early Detection and Prevention
A PCP’s Guide to CKD Detection and Delaying Progression by Archana Rao, MD

CKDinform: Early Detection and Prevention
Renal Placement Therapy: What the PCP Needs to Know by Arthi Rajagopal, MD

Dr. Liang joined DNA in 2002, is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine, and practices at our Irving South, Irving Las Colinas and Grapevine offices.  Dr. Wall joined DNA in 1986, is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine and practices at our Dallas North office.  Dr. Richey joined DNA in 2011, is board certified in nephrology, internal medicine and hypertension, and practices at both our Fort Worth and Crowley offices.  Dr. Rao joined DNA in 2008, is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine and practices at our Mesquite and Kaufman offices.  Dr. Rajagopal joined DNA in 2007, is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine and practices at our Dallas Landry Office and Dallas Transplant Institute facility.

For additional information on CKDinform, please visit the National Kidney Foundation website.