Kidney Problems to be Topic of “Doctors on Call” July 5

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – One in nine adults in the United States has chronic kidney disease and many don’t even know.  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about kidney problems in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” Thursday, July 5, at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

Rebecca J. Schmidt D.O., is a nephrologist at WVU.  She received her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and specialty training from Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan.  Her special interests include dialysis, chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

Bethany Pellegrino, M.D., is a nephrologist at WVU.  She received her medical degree and specialty training from West Virginia University.  Her special interests include treating kidney disease.    

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Rolly Sullivan, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.


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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
ks: 07-03-07

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