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Over the past few years, Indiana University Health has established several kidney transplant outreach clinics throughout the state primarily for patient convenience. The clinics each average more than a dozen patients per month and are designed to work together to serve patients on both sides of a transplant operation.
While some of the IU Health kidney transplant outreach clinics focus on "pre-transplant care" other focus on "post-transplant" services, which consist of follow-up evaluations after someone donates or receives a new kidney. A few of the clinics also use the advanced video-conferencing technology of telemedicine to coordinate live, interactive "tele-appointments" connecting patients with IU Health specialists in Indianapolis.
Thanks to our kidney transplant outreach clinics throughout Indiana, skilled physicians at IU Health can team up with local kidney disease specialists to offer clinical services to parts of the state that are underserved in transplantation.
"We're doing this primarily for patient convenience. Instead of having dozens of patients make a long road trip to come see us in our neighborhood, we'll go to see them in theirs," said Tim Taber, M.D., transplant nephrologist and medical director for the kidney transplant program at IU Health and an associate professor of clinical medicine for Indiana University.
IU Health currently offers eight kidney transplant outreach clinics outside of Indianapolis and throughout Indiana.
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