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Published on May 07, 2013

Crozer-Keystone Regional Kidney Transplant Center and the National Kidney Foundation Teamed up to Provide Free Kidney Health Screenings

 

  • Crozer-Keystone physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners were present at the screening to review and discuss participants’ results.
  • Attendees at each kidney screening were given a comprehensive questionnaire conducted by qualified volunteers.
  • We appreciate the physicians who were present at this event to help with the kidney screenings.
  • Crozer-Keystone Health System physicians and other qualified individuals volunteered their time at the free kidney health screenings.

 

The Crozer-Keystone Regional Kidney Transplant Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center along with The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) held free kidney health screenings on Saturday, April 27.

KEEP is a free public health screening program designed to identify and advise those who have an increased risk for kidney disease. The program encourages patients to seek further evaluation and preventative help. Individuals who suffered from diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of these conditions or kidney disease were encouraged to receive their screening.

The screenings, which accepted walk-ins, took place the Chester City Hall Community Room. Attendees at each kidney screening, were given a comprehensive questionnaire conducted by qualified volunteers. The volunteers checked weight and waist circumference measurements, blood pressure measurements, administered blood glucose checks, urine dipsticks for microalbuminuria (protein), and ran additional blood tests for eGFR, cholesterol and A1c for participants who have diabetes.

Crozer-Keystone physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners were present at the screening to review and discuss participants’ results. Additional lab results are to be either sent to patients, or they’re sent directly to their primary care doctors 4 to 6 weeks after screenings. Those with abnormal lab results are encouraged to follow-up with their primary care doctor or health clinic. Within three months of the screening, participants will be contacted as a follow-up to determine if the participant visited a physician as recommended.

The National Kidney Foundation is a voluntary nonprofit health organization, and is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. For more information on The National Kidney Foundation and KEEP, please visit www.keeponline.org.

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