Dugan Maddux

A Leading Doctor on Stress, Kidney Health and Work Life Balance

Dugan MadduxFeaturing Dugan Maddux, M.D., Vice President for Kidney Disease Initiatives, Fresenius Medical Care North America

Happy Women’s Health Month! One issue that doesn’t get nearly enough coverage: chronic kidney disease (CKD). It’s on the rise for both women and men. We asked Dugan Maddux, M.D., vice president of kidney care initiatives at Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), to fill us in about CKD and to share her advice as a working woman for more than 25 years.

Q: Why is CKD on the rise, and what should women be on the lookout for? Read More

Heart Your Kidneys

Dugan MadduxBy Dugan Maddux, M.D., Vice President for Kidney Disease Initiatives, Fresenius Medical Care North America

The kidneys and the heart usually work in harmony as the heart pumps blood to the kidneys, which remove toxins from the body. But when one gets sick, the other organ often suffers as well. A growing body of research documents the way heart disease impacts kidney function and how kidney disease can trigger or worsen heart disease.

About 30 million U.S. adults, or one in seven, are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most are undiagnosed, remaining unaware of kidney disease and its potential impact on their lives. Nearly 85 percent of patients with CKD also have high blood pressure and/or diabetes, according to the United States Renal Data System. Read More

Three Leaders on Women in the Workplace

Featuring Fresenius Medical Care North America

Meet three female leaders at Fresenius and check out their perspectives on their long careers:

Building a Strong Career Path

With almost 30 years at Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), Deborah Harvey has spent her career in healthcare leadership roles overseeing the business and clinic operations of facilities providing services to patients with acute and chronic renal failure.

Four years ago, she accepted an enterprise role to lead a staff of more than 8,000 professionals who were responsible for clinical services, clinical quality, education, regulatory affairs, biomedical services, disaster planning and preparedness and support services for the more than, 2,300 clinics at Fresenius Kidney Care. Read More