Kidney Conversations with ReMend – Financial & Psychological Wellness During the Pandemic

Kidney Conversations with ReMend – Financial & Psychological Wellness During the Pandemic

by | Aug 26, 2021 | Community, COVID-19, Health Insurance, Mental Health, Patient Advocacy

Balboa Nephrology Medical Group is proud to support ReMend a Nonprofit Organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting patients on their kidney journey. Their new program Kidney Conversations with ReMend is a free, monthly webinar focusing on topics pertaining to kidney disease and dialysis and presented in a casual, open discussion format.  This month the topic was Psychological and Financial Wellness during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  A few things covered were:

  1. Top 3 things patients have expressed concern about these past 17 months?
  2. What are some common psychological reactions toward the COVID-19 pandemic?
  3. What are some tools patients can use to deal with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  4. What type strategies have you noticed facilities or physicians use to encourage patients to continue treatment during the pandemic?
  5. How are dialysis centers protecting patients?

Listen to an informative discussion with these expert panelists:

  • Alex Thibeault, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Sharp Healthcare
  • Christine Prewitt, RN and Director Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Sharp Healthcare
  • Cindi Polis, Education Nurse, Balboa Nephrology Medical Group (BNMG)
  • David Ordaz, Patient Financial Counselor, Balboa Nephrology Medical Group (BNMG)
  • Dennis Bourque, ReMend Co-Founder and Mentor
  • Sandra Anderson, RN BSN – Kidney Care Advocate, Fresenius Kidney Care
  • Silvia Barick, Revenue Cycle Manager – Sharp Healthcare

Watch the broadcast here:  https://bit.ly/3sO68yv
(A portion of the introduction wasn’t captured.  This recording jumps right into the conversation about how Fresenius Dialysis Centers are keeping patients safe and encouraging them to continue treatment.)

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