Kidney Health Resources

Free educational resources to inspire and empower kidney disease patients and healthcare providers.

What’s the difference? Palliative vs Hospice Kidney Care

By Dr. Richard Gibney / July 25, 2022

Sometimes doctors push patients toward dialysis at the first sign of kidney trouble, but is that the best path for everyone? Today, I want to take a transparent look at two alternative paths: palliative and hospice kidney care. “Hospitals often tell patients they must start dialysis or they are going to die. That’s not really…

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New kidney drugs emerge in the fight against CKD

By Empowered Kidney Care / June 22, 2022

After decades of relatively little progress, patients with CKD are finally getting access to promising new kidney drugs. We’re optimistic about a new chapter in kidney disease management, fueled by an active pipeline of new and innovative medications. Here are a few notable drugs that have been making headlines in the kidney care industry. SGLT-2…

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DadviceTV: Taking Control of Kidney Disease to Avoid Dialysis

By Empowered Kidney Care / May 12, 2022

With a chronic disease like CKD, it’s easy to feel out of control. Is there anything you can do to change your future and avoid kidney dialysis? The answer is a resounding “YES.” Click above to watch the full episode with Dr. Gibney and host James Fabin on DadviceTV. Learn more about kidney health on…

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Take Control of Your Kidney Health with a Self-Coaching Mindset

By Empowered Kidney Care / May 3, 2022

Where do you feel safe and secure? What makes you feel out of control? How do these different situations affect your confidence? Your anxiety? Your ability to enjoy life? The American healthcare system is not very good at providing control. So many people feel helpless in the exam room or forgotten in the hospital. It’s…

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Update: 1 Year of Preserving Kidney Function

By Empowered Kidney Care / April 15, 2022

This month marks a significant milestone for Empowered Kidney Care and the patients at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Richard Gibney joined the faculty with an audacious goal to preserve kidney function and keep patients off dialysis. One year later, the results are in and even better than anyone…

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Kidney Disease Diagnosis Next Steps

By Empowered Kidney Care / March 29, 2022

On Monday, Dr. Gibney appeared in a new live episode of DadviceTV discussing kidney disease diagnosis and the most important next steps. This is one of the scariest times for kidney patients, but you can regain confidence and control over your health with a little knowledge and the right healthcare team. Building your healthcare team…

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Kidney Disease Diagnosis First Steps: Building Your Healthcare Team

By Dr. Richard Gibney / March 23, 2022

Have you or someone you care about received a kidney disease diagnosis? Now what? This is one of the scariest times for kidney patients, but you can regain confidence and control over your health with a bit of knowledge and the right healthcare team. How bad is it? Many patients are terrified to hear they…

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The Story of Empowered Kidney Care (Video)

By Empowered Kidney Care / March 17, 2022

Empowered Kidney Care exists to improve outcomes and quality of experience throughout the kidney care industry. We help healthcare providers create a culture of collaboration, offering control, dignity, and hope to all patients. EKC Founder Dr. Richard Gibney has been in the kidney care industry for over four decades. For most of his career, Dr.…

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Dr. Gibney talks kidney tests and lab work on DadviceTV

By Empowered Kidney Care / February 25, 2022

On Wednesday, Dr. Gibney appeared in a new live episode of DadviceTV discussing kidney tests and labs. When your numbers are good, you’ll feel better today, and you’ll increase your chances of staying healthy in the future Learn more about kidney tests and lab work Kidney disease may be SILENT, but lab work reveals a wealth of…

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Welcome to Empowered Kidney Care (Video)

By Empowered Kidney Care / February 23, 2022

Watch as Dr. Gibney introduces Empowered Kidney Care, which seeks to turn nephrology on its head by moving “upstream” of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and empowering patients to preserve kidney function. Instead of going downstream to dialysis and transplant, we use coaching, training, and powerful new medications to help patients to preserve kidney function. Empowered…

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