Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Kidney Month! Happy National Social Work Month!

Happy Kidney Month! 

I worked as a renal dietitian for a little over 6 years. I loved the patients, families, and nephrology team I was able to work with. My team helped me grow from a recent graduate and new RD into an experienced, renal RD. They mentored me and helped me grow professionally. 

The nephrologists (aka kidney doctors) let me sit in on renal rounds. I learned a ton from rounding on all the patients. I was fortunate to work in a teaching hospital. The physicians were very kind and patient to answer all my questions. Eventually, the nephrologists let me lead teaching rounds! I had the opportunity to teach medical residents about nutrition for kidney disease.

My social worker was such a blessing! She taught me how to be a better listener and grow as young medical professional.  She also helped me find ways to get formula covered for patients with financial needs. I think she is a fairy godmother disguised as a social worker! Happy National Social Work Month!

repost from @nationalkidneyfoundation
March is a busy month with National Nutrition Month, National Social Work Month, and Kidney Month! This week we will focus on kidney disease and some dietary restrictions that are commonly prescribed. 

Stay tuned this week for more information on kidney disease and the renal diet. Always talk with your personal dietitian or physician before starting a new diet or exercise program. For more information, encouragement, and tips for healthy eating, follow me on PinterestInstagram, and Twitter . You can subscribe to this blog,, through BlogLovin.

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