National Kidney Month

  • March 10, 2017


It’s Time to Think About Your Kidneys

Does March make you think of spring? Daylight saving time? March Madness? Or maybe all three, but probably not your kidneys.

Think again! March is also National Kidney Month and March 9 is World Kidney Day, bringing much-needed attention to kidney disease prevention. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10% of the global population, and here in the United States 15% of adults are estimated to have CKD.

The leading causes? Diabetes and high blood pressure. Nearly 1 in 3 adults with diabetes and 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure could have CKD.

Find it Early, Treat it Early

Most people who have CKD don’t know they have it because there aren’t any signs or symptoms at first. Talk to your doctor about getting tested if you have any of the risk factors:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Family history of CKD
  • Age 50 or older

Also, if you’re African American, Hispanic/Latino American, or American Indian, you’re at higher risk for CKD.

For more information, please call us at 617 427 1000 to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled and culturally competent providers.


Your health is your wealth!!

A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).