Trading Places – What Happens When a Doctor Becomes the Patient?

Doctor becomes the patient - kidney talk

Doctor Becomes the Patient - Dr. Peter LairdDr. Peter Laird offers his perspective as both an internal medicine doctor and a person with chronic kidney disease. Do yourself a favor; visit with Lori and Dr. Laird as they discuss his telling experiences transitioning from a healthcare professional in charge of many other peoples’ health. He shares his journey as a patient and his limited level of control over his own care – even literally changing places with a former patient that became his doctor. This is a show that neither patients nor professionals should miss!

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 book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

Web ID 484