Tag Archives: employment

Dialysis, ESRD and EEOC

Update 10/19/14:  Recently the EEOC had to sue an employer for discriminating against a patient with ESRD.  It was successful.  READ about it HERE Back a couple years ago, I had to sue my employer through the EEOC  (Equal Employment … Continue reading

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Dialysis and your job (Part 3)

In a forum, someone posted that they felt they were coming under some extra scrutiny at their workplace since they started dialysis.  They asked if they should be concerned about that. Here’s my answer: They could be covering their butts … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Medicare Again

Update: 10/21/12: I found this article about Medicare Advantage plans and how they are ripping off the system.  Interesting read. Update 10/16/12: Shortly after I published this, I came across this posting about a speech by Barry Straube, MD, at the National … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Disability

October is Disability Employment Month… just in case you wanted to know that minor fact!  LOL I did a double-take when I read this: “They may need education on the long-term negative effects of taking disability on patients’ health and well-being.” … Continue reading

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Dialysis and your Job (Part 2)

Update: 9/16/12: A reader asked, “Can a person on Dialysis be laid off?” Here’s the answer: Yes.  However, if you are like me and were included in a “layoff” as I was, that doesn’t mean it was legal or just. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and more Dreams

This is a follow up to the previous post, “Dialysis and Dreaming” wherein I wrote about my dreams for an ideal center and pointed to Dialyspa as an example of a step in the right direction. When I went for … Continue reading

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CKD and Your Job (Part One)

If you’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), you need to know some things about how this may affect your life and your work. According to  The Kidney Fund:  “The term ‘chronic kidney disease’ (CKD) means lasting damage to … Continue reading

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