Veronica Visits 2 - 3: Motivational interviewing with a patient with type 2 diabetes and newly diagnosed albuminuria

Diabetic Nephropathy in Clinical Practice: Preventing Progression to Chronic Kidney Disease and Improving Patient Compliance
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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October 22, 2012
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Mohamed G. Atta, MD, MPH

Mohamed G. Atta, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical Director of the Dialysis Center, DaVita Health Care
Baltimore, MD

Mohamed G. Atta, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the Dialysis Center, DaVita Health Care in East Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of Mansoura University School of Medicine in Egypt, he completed his internship and residency training in various locations including the Urology and Nephrology Center at Mansoura University, Cabrini Medical Center in New York, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr Atta received his MPH degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2005.

Dr Atta is a member of the Health Disparity Committee at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Maryland, the Scientific Council on Kidney of the American Heart Association, the International Society of Nephrology, and the American Society of Nephrology. Dr Atta has participated as principal investigator in several studies and serves as a peer reviewer for the Archives of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Kidney International, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Clinical Infectious Disease, and Journal of Infectious Diseases. He authored or co-authored numerous articles and abstracts published in Genomics, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Clinical Infectious Disease, American Journal of Medicine, and American Journal of Transplantation, the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Kidney Disease, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, and Kidney International, among others.

Ajay K. Singh, MD

Ajay K. Singh, MD
Director, Continuing Medical Education, Department of Medicine and Renal Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Singh is Director of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Medicine and Renal Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree at the University of London and completed residency training at Southend Hospital in Essex, UK, and fellowship training in nephrology at Tufts-New England Medical Center. His clinical interests include chronic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy, glomerulonephritis and lupus nephritis.    

Jeffrey R. Unger, MD

Jeffrey R. Unger, MD 
Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Director, Metabolic Studies
Catalina Research Institute
Chino, CA

Dr. Unger is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is the founder of the Unger Primary Care Medical Center and the Associate Director for Metabolic Studies at the Catalina Research Institute in Chino, California. The center uniquely incorporates primary care with clinical research in areas related to metabolism, pain, obesity, mental illness and GI disorders. Dr. Unger is the recipient of the National Headache Foundation Speaker of the Year Award and has published over 130 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on diabetes, mental illness, and pain management. Over the past 6 years, Dr. Unger has spoken internationally on topics linking mental illness with metabolic dysfunction, chronic pain disorders, diabetic neuropathy and ways by which primary care physicians might assist their diabetic patients to successfully achieve their metabolic targets. His medical textbook, entitled Diabetes Management In Primary Care (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins) was published in April 2007. A second book on diabetes, edited by Dr. Unger, was published by Elsevier in 2007.
1. Recognize the clinical significance of microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetic patients.
2. Outline existing and emerging therapeutic strategies which delay progression to CKD.
3. Implement strategies for patient compliance and adherence to renal treatment plans.
4. Apply best strategies for patient care based upon duration and control of diabetes, urinary protein, and kidney function, and patient compliance.