Minimize Risk of Iron Overload: Centralize Delivery With a Novel Approach to Anemia Management in Hemodialysis
In this Spotlight, you will hear an expert panel discuss their current approach to management of iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease patients on hemodialysis. They will review the potential role of a novel therapy that addresses the maintenance needs of patients on hemodialysis. In our current environment, this therapy also can help to support iron maintenance by reducing patient-to-clinician time and exposure.
Michael J. Germain, MD Baystate Medical Center
Michael J. Germain, MD, is a nephrologist at Baystate Medical Center and at Renal and Transplant Associates of New England, PC, both in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is also Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Springfield College, Springfield. Dr Germain received his MD from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine in Alberta, Canada. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Dr Germain is on the Renal Physicians Association Steering Committee for the Nephrology Coverage Advisory Panel. He has authored or coauthored more than 150 book chapters and articles published in peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. His clinical interests include chronic renal failure, renal transplantation, and renal palliative care, and he is a frequent speaker on these and other topics at national and regional conferences.
Erica Lawless, MSN American Renal Associates
Erica Lawless is Clinic Manager at American Renal Associates in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Mrs Lawless earned her BSN from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts and her MSN from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Mrs Lawless is a Registered Nurse and certified in Basic Life Support. As Clinic Manager, Mrs Lawless manages a staff of RNs and PCTs as well as the everyday needs of the clinic. Additionally, she advocates for patient care and monitors the overall treatment of the patients.
Marcos Rothstein, MD Washington University School of Medicine
Marcos Rothstein, MD, is Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his medical degree from Zulia University School of Medicine in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and completed his residency at Prince George's Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland and nephrology fellowship at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.
A specialist in nephrology, Dr Rothstein has been practicing for 37 years. He is Active Medical Staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He belongs to numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, National Kidney Foundation, and American Federation for Clinical Research. Dr Rothstein has authored dozens of articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Hypertension, Kidney International, and American Journal of Kidney Disease.