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Kidney Wellness Education

preventing and treating kidney disease naturally


There is a global epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which if untreated, progress to end-stage kidney disease which may require dialysis as a life-saving measure. The Division of Kidney Disease & Hypertension at The GW Medical Faculty Associates is now offering an Kidney Wellness Education; one of the only kind in the Washington, DC area. The class is designed for patients interested in natural methods for slowing the progression of kidney disease. Lifestyle modification provides added health benefit for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. You may continue to be managed by your regular physicians.

Our Introduction to Kidney Wellness Class offers options beyond traditional treatment through lifestyle modification with the goal of reversing chronic illnesses naturally. This course is led by Patricia Centron Vinales, MD in conjunction with Nancy Uhland, NP (Lifestyle educator) and Granetta Coleman ( Food For Life Instructor).

About the Course:

  • Group Medical visits with lifestyle coaching in which participants learn from each other under physician guidance
  • Nutrition education including (but not limited to) adopting a plant-based diet
  • Cooking demonstrations

Am I A Good Candidate for this Course?

Our Kidney Wellness Class is designed for new and existing patients interested in preventing or learning tactical and simple ways of nutritional management of Chronic Kidney Disease. This class is also ideal for patients suffering from pre-existing conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney stone disease

Join the Class!

The Introduction to Kidney Wellness Class is held the 4th Friday of each month at our 2300 M Street, NW location. To make an appointment:

  • Call (202) 741-3333
  • Select option "3" for Renal
  • Press "1" to schedule an appointment

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Clinical Trials

  • A Phase II, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Atacicept in IgA Nephropathy
    This study is evaluating a new drug for the treatment of IgA Nephropathy