Connecting With Your Physician


How do you connect effectively with your physician? Dr. Michael Lazarus, Medical Director for Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), the largest provider of services and products for dialysis patients in the world, shares with Lori Hartwell and Stephen Furst tips that can affect your connection with your physician. As a doctor, Mike has first hand experience dealing with patients and offers sound advice that could help your relationship with your physician flourish.

Dr. Lazarus says; ‘You need a doctor you can relate to. People spend more time and have more interaction with their car salesman than they do with their physician, whereas healthcare is far more important than buying a car.’ Listen and learn how to empower yourself and be your own advocate your own healthcare as you partner with your doctor to work out the best healthcare plan for you.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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