The Mt. Baker Foundation-One in Three of Us is at Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease…are You the One?
Jan 25, 2021
Dr. Bill Lombard
The Mt. Baker Foundation-One in Three of Us is at Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease…are You the One?

One in Three of Us is at Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease…are You the One?

CKD has been called the silent epidemic. It is far more common than most people realize and, in many cases, does not produce significant symptoms until it is advanced and more difficult to treat. Its impact on those with advanced disease is dramatic in many ways, impacting health, finances, family life and productivity.

The Mount Baker Foundation, as part of its mission, carries on the legacy of its original benefactor, the Mt Baker Kidney Center. As part of that work the MBK has initiated a community-wide educational effort to increase the awareness of chronic kidney disease and the importance of kidney health. The presentation, “One in Three of Us is at Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease…are You the One?” looks at the pervasiveness of this disease, its risk factors and what we can do to keep our kidneys healthy. 

Bill Lombard is a retired Bellingham nephrologist and the previous Medical Director for the Mt Baker Kidney Center and dedicated his professional career to caring for patients with kidney disease.