What Black Kidney Patients Should Be Asking Their Doctors

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Meet Shavell whose inflated EGFR number hurt her financially by increasing her cost for dialysis. She shares that she was in acute kidney failure versus total kidney failure causing her insurance to pay a different percentage. Nephrologist Dr. Amaka Eneanya joins to share what can be done to help African Americans moving forward. She also suggests black patients with kidney disease talk to their doctors about their EGFR numbers and to see if their race is being factored in.

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