Your demographic information is a vital part of your care. It is protected by HIPAA and therefore cannot be shared or altered without patient consent.
What is considered demographic information?
Why is it important?
Demographic information is vital for medical billing, insurance, communications, and patient identification. Out-of-date demographic information can lead to:
How you can update your information:
We try to update this information on an annual basis. You can review our previous post on HIPAA (Be HIP(PA) and Know Your Rights) to learn how we protect your information. If you have questions, concerns, or any changes in the new year, please do not hesitate to call our office.
We believe in recognizing and acknowledging the growth and hard work our team has shown. To do this, we began a program within the office we call KUDOS+. Our team is able to give praise and acknowledge exemplary work by their teammates throughout the quarter. At the end, the teammate with the most KUDOS+ given by their team is appointed the teammate of the quarter. Samantha, our Remote Patient Monitoring Care Coordinator is our fourth quarter teammate of the Quarter for 2022. We had the opportunity to sit down and learn more about what makes her an outstanding employee.
What is your schooling, background and experience?
We are so thankful to have Samantha on our team, empowering our patients every day. Way to grow, Sam!
Did you know that your electrolytes play a vital role in the regulation of blood pressure and fluid balance?
What are electrolytes?
Electrolytes are substances that hold a positive or negative charge and can thus conduct electricity when dissolved in water. Electrolytes (and their charges) found in the body are:
What do electrolytes do?
Electrolytes assist in regulating the fluid balance in the body and muscle contraction through chemical reactions.
What can cause changes in electrolytes?
How Dr. Munjal Helps:
Dr. Munjal can order a Basic or Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (BMP/CMP) to measure the electrolytes’ levels present in the blood. From there, more specified tests can be ordered to determine a precise cause or imbalance. Supplements, infusions, or dietary recommendations can be ordered. Follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor progress and changes.
The electrolyte levels in your body are not necessarily a reflection of your nutrition or intake, but a measurement of their balance in your blood. In the next Kidney Korner installations, we will be going into more detail on sodium, potassium, and phosphorus.
If you have any concerns about your electrolyte levels, contact your Primary Care provider or nephrologist. As always, stay safe and healthy!
This website is for informational and educational purposes ONLY. While we strive for accurate, general medical information, this does not replace professional medical advice. Do not rely solely on this information. Please consult with your physician for more information regarding your specific needs. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.
“The best time to do something significant is between yesterday and tomorrow.” Zig Ziglar
With the start of the New Year comes the start of new personal and professional goals. We want to help you set and reach and exceed them. We have provided a list of goal ideas from all areas of life. We also have downloadable goal sheets on our website to help you kick-start your plans.
Check out our previous post, New Years Preparations, to learn more about goal setting!
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