2016 Free Kidney Screenings (KEYS)

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The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland continues its mission of early detection and early intervention through free KEY (Kidneys: Evaluate Yours) health screenings. KEY screenings, held throughout our service area, identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease.

KEY (Kidneys: Evaluate Yours) Screenings

This Level 2 FREE screening is a hallmark NKF-MD program.  These screenings are held throughout our service area and are open to anyone age 18 and older. Staffed by medical professional and lay volunteers, these screenings are designed to detect early markers of chronic kidney disease, identify those who may be at risk and encourage them to follow up with their primary care physician. Screenings consist of brief medical history; measurement of height, weight and blood pressure; may include a blood draw to test creatinine and glucose levels; and physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant consultation to review the measurements and discuss risk factors and prevention efforts. A dietitian consultation is also included at some screenings! All participants receive their results by mail, and those with significant results receive a phone call from our supervising physician and are encouraged to share the results with their primary care physician.

All screenings are free and open to the public. For more information about upcoming KEY screenings, please contact Jessica Quintilian at 443.322.0375 or jquintilian@kidneymd.org.