Returning guest, Dr. Neil Skolnik, MD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Jefferson Health and practicing primary care physician discusses chronic kidney disease and the importance of primary care practitioners to educate their patients about recognizing the signs of this “Invisible Disease.” Dr. Skolnik covers the main causes, signs, existing treatment options, and the new guidelines for estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR).
Dr. Neil Skolnik, MD, is an academic family physician who sees patients and teaches residents and medical students in the family medicine residency program at Abington Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. He is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Abington Jefferson Health. Dr. Skolnik has written and edited 5 books: On the Ledge: A Doctor’s Stories From the Inner City; Essential Practice Guidelines for Primary Care; Essential Infectious Disease Topics for Primary Care; Sexually Transmitted Diseases for Primary Care; and Electronic Medical Records: A Practical Guide for Primary Care. He was the series editor for fifteen years overseeing the development of over twenty-five titles in the Humana Press Current Clinical Practice in Primary Care series of medical textbooks and has published more than 300 articles, columns, poems, and essays in both the medical and lay literature on a diverse range of subjects including diabetes, asthma, COPD, hyperlipidemia, guideline-based medical care, technology in medicine, and the medical humanities. He served on the Expert Panel Report 4 (EPR-4) Working Group, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee, National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI), and is on the Primary Care Advisory Committee for the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Skolnik lectures nationally on a range of topics, with a special interest in diabetes, asthma, COPD, exercise in medicine, and coronary disease risk factor management. He also hosts and produces “Diabetes Core Update,” the American Diabetes Association’s official monthly podcast reviewing the most important new articles to come out in the diabetes literature every month, and hosts the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s guidelines podcast series.