Anupama Verma MD

Anupama Verma is a board-certified nephrologist practicing for close to seventeen years in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Nigeria and subsequently moved briefly to England. She then moved to the United States where she did her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania/ Presbyterian health system. She did her fellowship in Nephrology at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia. She has lived and observed the practice of medicine on four continents and thus has unique insights into global healthcare. In addition, she teaches medical students and serves on the pharmaceutical and therapeutics committee at Bellin hospital. She believes strongly in preventive medicine and medical narratives to bring about change and healing. She is a patient and physician advocate and has contributed articles to KevinMD and Doximity among others. She is on Twitter and instagram @anuvmd.

What’s In a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) Every year I receive an invitation from a local hospital to attend a social gathering. This gathering of highly talented health care professionals is the New Provider Social. It is a…

Lack of Insight

Another study telling us we need to continue to be active into middle-age and later life so as to decrease all cause mortality. Seriously! Do we need another study to tell us that? Just recently we had this study. If you Google “increased activity leads to lower mortality”, you will pull up a plethora of…

Insurance Companies Shenanigans

A lot of insurance companies now have physicians on their payroll. Their job is to review charts and then call their peers in clinical practice to tell them what treatments cannot be covered and what alternatives are available to them. This is for the sole purpose of denying coverage for certain medications and procedures. Last…

The CKD Dilemma

About 30 million Americans suffer from some form of kidney disease and it was the nation’s ninth leading cause of death in 2017. When patients reach the final stage of kidney failure, they require either a transplant or frequent dialysis to stay alive. Only about 12 percent start their dialysis treatment at home. President Trump’s…

Are Americans Really the Worst Patients?

A recent article was published in the Atlantic about Americans being the worst patients. Americans are part of a broken and dysfunctional healthcare system with exorbitant costs, a maelstrom of bureaucratic red tape, and insurance coverage that barely covers what most people need. But are they contributing to this system by being such bad patients?…