Archive for March, 2015

Rebroadcast of “How To Ask For What You Want” with John Rider….. A Patient Guide

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | By William Tinker | No Comments

John Rider will discuss how patients can empower themselves and take charge of their own treatment. His insight will help listeners and callers process the difficulties faced by Dialysis Patients and their family. He presently works with Out Patients at High Point Treatment Center in Brockton, Boston.

John is a past National Advocate for the Committee of Ten Thousand which deals with the hemophilia community, living with HIV/AIDS and HCV. He helped get national legislation passed and supported litigants in a national class lawsuit.

Show will be on Thursday March 26 at 9:00 PM Eastern, 8:00 Central and 6:00 PM Pacific

You can listen on line at: or call into the show no earlier than 10 minutes before airtime at: 347-857-3961

Dialysis Talk is supported by Dialysis Advocates

Radio show with Dr. Robert Bear-Author of “Sorrow’s Reward”

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | By William Tinker | No Comments

Portrait (1 of 1)Dr. Robert A. Bear, is the author of “Sorrow’s Reward” -interrelated tales from a fictional dialysis unit. While fictional, the stories are too close to the real day to day, lives of patients, Doctors and families. Dr. Bear, author of over 150 medical articles will discuss his reasons for these compelling stories told through the eyes and thoughts of his fictional characters.


After many years in Nephrology as a Physician, Educator and Administrator he began to have questions about how Dialysis Care has evolved. Now that many clinics are run by large “For Profit” companies; are the patients, nursing staff and Doctors better off? What can and should be done to improve dialysis care. What are the responsibilities of patients in their care?

This book is a must read for anyone involved with Dialysis from Doctors, Technicians, Counselors, Patient and their families.

Show is on live Thursday March 19, at 9:00 Eastern, 8:00 Central and 6:00 Pacific.

Listen live on line at:

Call in at:  (347) 857-3961  Thursday March 19,2015.