Educational Resources

General Education

Patient Education Center – The Patient Education Center, with content developed by Harvard Medical School, provides informative pamphlets and posters in our waiting rooms.  The site contains relevant medical information at and beyond the point of care.

Accent Health (formerly Everwell TV) provides our patient education programming in our Calumet City office.  They offer trivia and recipes for healthy living.

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Your Insurance plan – These insurance carriers offer resources for healthy living:

Nephrology

Horizon, in conjunction with Fresenius & DaVita, offers periodic seminars on Kidney Disease treatment. Fresenius presents TOPS seminars regularly; and DaVita offers Kidney Smart classes as well.

The following links are also helpful for understanding Kidney Disease and Hypertension:

DaVita – DaVita operates Dialysis Centers worldwide, including several in the south suburban area.  Horizon Nephrologists are the Medical Directors of DaVita Dialysis Centers in Markham, Hazel Crest and South Holland.  The DaVita website offers comprehensive information on all stages of kidney disease and provides kidney-friendly recipes.

Fresenius – Fresenius Medical Care operates Dialysis Centers nationwide.  Our physicians are medical directors at Olympia Fields, Orland Park and Steger.

National Kidney Foundation – The National Kidney Foundation offers resources and information on kidney disease valuable to those with the disease and to people hoping to learn more.

Endocrinology/Diabetes Management

American Diabetes Association – A wealth of information on the disease, managing diabetes, diet and resources.

Centers for Disease Control – Offers resources, education, and public health data on diabetes.

dLife – Information and videos on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and healthy eating.

Diabetic Living – Offers recipes and lifestyle tips for living with diabetes.