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Video: Ways to Successfully Maintain Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis

 

Ongoing management of peritoneal dialysis patients at the facility level is vital to helping improve outcomes and reducing patient loss rate. Watch this video, in which Jeff Giullian, MD, interviews David Roer, MD, on the importance of the monthly patient visit in promoting better PD results and additional approaches the care team can take to help manage PD patients outside of each visit.

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David A. Roer, MD, FACP, FASH, FASN

David A. Roer, MD, FACP, FASH, FASN

David A. Roer, MD, is vice president of medical affairs for integrated kidney care at VillageHealth and DaVita Kidney Care. He also serves as the chairman of the patient safety and quality committee of the Renal Physician Association and is involved in several clinical research projects locally and nationally. He currently serves on the board of directors at St. Mary’s Hospital and, previously, he served as chief of nephrology, chief of staff and chair of the medical executive committee, medical director of patient safety and clinical quality, chairman of the peer review oversight committee and chair of the ethics committee. Dr. Roer was a member of the National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut’s board of directors for 15 years and developed comprehensive prevention and service programs for more than 3,000 dialysis patients and facilitated legislative changes for kidney disease. In 2008, the foundation honored him with the Gift of Life Community Achievement Award. He and his wife, Mary Lizabeth Aquavia, MD, are founding members of the Ada DeBold Society, a group that ensures the philanthropic future of the National Kidney Foundation. Dr. Roer is an associate clinical professor at Yale School of Medicine, where he also completed his nephrology and hypertension training. He has been awarded Teacher of the Year on six occasions from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program. He holds a specialty certification in clinical hypertension from the American Society of Hypertension and has been the managing partner of Nephrology and Hypertension Associates in Waterbury, Connecticut, for 30 years.

Jeffrey Giullian, MD, MBA

Jeffrey Giullian, MD, MBA

Jeffrey Giullian, MD, serves as chief medical officer of hospital services, vice president of medical affairs and national group medical director at DaVita Kidney Care. He leads the clinical quality and safety efforts for hospital services, helps lead the group medical directors and plays an active role in improving physician experience. Dr. Giullian relies on his past experiences in private practice and hospital leadership to advocate for physicians and medical directors. Dr. Giullian is active with the Renal Physicians Association (RPA) as a member of the Board of Directors, chairman of the Healthcare Payment Committee and member of the RPA’s team of advisors to the American Medical Association Relative Value Units Utilization Committee. Dr. Giullian trained in nephrology and transplantation at Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver. Twitter: @Dr_Giullian_MD