Podcast | Southern Medicine | September 8, 2021

Nephrology for the Non-Nephrologist: Chronic Kidney Disease

It is estimated that 37 million American adults have chronic kidney disease, or CKD, and millions of others are at increased risk. In part two of this multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broome, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Drs. Elizabeth Edwards and Donald DiPette, both of whom are on faculty in the department of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

They will detail what CKD is, as well as some of the causes and conditions that can lead to it. Additionally, they will offer healthcare providers information related to the scope of care for the diagnosis and management of CKD, including possible scenarios that could warrant collaboration with, or a referral to, a nephrologist.

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Benjamin Broome, MD
Dr. Benjamin Broome  grew up in Savannah, Georgia. After high school he attended the University of Georgia where he was a member of the honors program and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Nutrition Science. He received a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Broome then completed his Internal Medicine training with Baptist Health Systems in Birmingham prior to attending Vanderbilt University for his Nephrology fellowship. Dr. Broome is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the Renal Physicians Association.

Elizabeth Edwards, MD
Dr. Elizabeth W. Edwards served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine during her residency at the University of South Carolina and joined the faculty after completion of her training. She sees patients in both the faculty practice and the residents’ practice and serves as the residency program’s associate program director.  She also co-directs the hypertension specialty clinic and recently completed editing a textbook on hypertension. Dr. Edwards completed her Master in International Business Studies in 1994 and went on to work at Computer Sciences Corporation from 1995 to 2005 where she held the title of Director of Property and Casualty Outsourcing Program Management.  

Donald DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA
Dr. DiPette is the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor and previous Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina.

Disclosure Information
Drs. Broome, Edwards, and DiPette have no financial relationships or conflicts of interest to disclose.

References and Resources

  1. National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd
  2. Drawz P, Rahman M. Chronic Kidney Disease. Ann Intern Med 2015;162(11):ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/AITC201506020.
  3. National Kidney Foundation
    1. Kidney Disease: The Basics
    2. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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