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Richard Solomon, MD, Medical Director Nephrology – Burlington, VT, The UVM Medical Center

Richard Solomon, MD, Medical Director Nephrology – Burlington, VT, The UVM Medical Center


(upbeat instrumental music) – Hello, I’m Dr. Richard Solomon, a Nephrologist; that’s
a person who specializes in kidney disease. (upbeat music) So I think patients should be prepared for an interaction with either myself or one of my colleagues that will be lengthier in time, and will
involve a more intensive investigation of the symptoms or abnormal laboratory tests that led to them being referred to us in the first place. It is our commitment to find the cause of their illness, rather
than to just treat it that leads to that more intense interaction with the patient. (upbeat music) I’m a very good listener, I
like to hear patient’s stories. My belief in terms of my role is as the coach to enable patients to take care of themselves. Not to tell them what to do, but to give them the options, explain why certain options
may be better than others, have them make an informed choice, and then guide them in how to monitor their own care so that they achieve a healthy outcome. (upbeat music)

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