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Managing Diabetic Kidney Disease: What to Know Before you Refer

Providers play an important role in their patient’s chronic kidney disease awareness and education.

George L. Bakris, MD, MA, Hon. DSc, FASH, FASN, FAHA, serves as a nephrologist/hypertension specialist. He discusses what providers should know before they refer their patients to a nephrologist.


About George L. Bakris, MD, MA, Hon. DSc, FASH, FASN, FAHA

Headshot of subject matter expert, George L. Bakris, MD, MA, Hon. DSc, FASH, FASN, FAHA

George L. Bakris, MD, MA, Hon. DSc, FASH, FASN, FAHA, is a Professor of Medicine (tenured) as well as a Director at the Comprehensive Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago, IL. Dr. Bakris serves as a nephrologist/hypertension specialist who dedicates his time to the diagnosis and reduction of high blood pressure, particularly in complicated and refractory cases. He is also skilled in the treatment of kidney disease, with special expertise in diabetes-related kidney disease, where he has spent over 25 years on clinical trials focused on slowing its progression.

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