A friend of mine has been going to a clinic for more than several years now. Last year this friend was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in 2012. Several years prior, it was found in his patient file where one of the physicians notated "renal insufficiency" and recommended follow up from the patient. The patient was not notified to make a return appointment until he was called in December 2009. He scheduled an appointment for January 2010 as requested. No one mentioned the "renal insufficiency" diagnosis or gave any insight into how to take precautions to reduce the further risk of kidney damage. It was not until 2012 until this person was sent to a nephrologist and diagnosed with end stage renal disease. This person is close to being on dialysis which could have been prevented.
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