Patient Education

There are several opportunities for our patients to receive information on kidney disorders.  Through our partnership with WellBound of Austin, we offer Wellness Classes.  The classes are designed to improve your quality of life while living with kidney disorders.  These classes include topics on:

Hypertension Nutrition
Exercise Diabetes
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) CKD Options
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Stress

Free Option Classes will be held on the first, third and fourth Wednesday of every month at 1pm.  A Wellness class will be held on the second Tuesday or Wednesday of every month at 1pm.  The classes will be held at the WellBound of Austin Center located at 12176 N Mopac Expy, Suite A, Austin TX  78758. 

Please consult with your physician to see which class is right for you.  To register, please call WellBound at (512) 833-6695.  All classes are open to the public and free of charge.


Other helpful educational links related to kidney disorders:

The National Kidney Foundation The American Association of Kidney Patients
The Nephron Information Center Renal World Kidney Times
American Diabetic Association The Health Care Financing Administration
American Kidney Fund Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation
FSGS & Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation Vasculitis Foundation
TransWeb The United Network for Organ Sharing
Nephrology Analytical Services  Centerspan
Transplant Recipients International Org Satellite Healthcare
KidneysDoThat DaVita
Lupus Foundation  


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What is a nephrologist?

What are the kidneys and what do they do?

What diseases affect the kidneys?

What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Is there a special diet that is good for the kidneys?

My doctor told me that I have chronic kidney disease. How do they know that?

What is creatinine?

What can I do to protect my kidneys?

What is the difference between urologists and nephrologists?

What is the best blood pressure for someone with kidney disease?

How does high blood pressure affect the kidneys?

Is drinking a lot of water good for the kidneys?

What type of tests does the nephrologist use to learn about my kidneys?

What happens if my kidneys completely fail?

I was told that I need a kidney biopsy.  What is that?

What is hemodialysis?

What "habits" damage the kidney?