Liver and Kidney Transplant Support Group

Support for pre- and post-transplant patients

Support for pre- and post-transplant patients

This group will include physicians, pre- and post-transplant patients and their support group.


Share your concerns, experiences and triumphs with other patients in similar situations.


Speakers at each event will teach you ways to stay positive and enjoy life during your journey as a transplant patient.


Topics and presenters for 2017


Jan. 4, 2017

The national leader in the field of sexual medicine

Irwin Goldstein, MD


Feb. 1, 2017

There are good doctors and then there are great doctors                                  

Heather Patton, MD        


March 1, 2017 

Popular transplant surgeon has your full attention                    

Jonathan Fisher, MD 


May 3, 2017

Do you have an undiagnosed sleep disorder?

Derek Loewy, Ph.D


June 7, 2017                                       

A doctor so special, her presentations are an event

Catherine Frenette, MD


July 5, 2017  

Learn about resources available to you and your family

The American Liver Foundation and The John Brockington Foundation


Aug. 2, 2017

Depression and inflammation: a new link                             

Michael Bailey, MD


Sept. 6, 2017              

Meet the wingmen and women of Scripps

Your Scripps Therapy Team 


Oct. 4, 2017                       

Looking at the specialty of liver medicine from a different point of view              

Adam Deising, DO


Nov. 1, 2017 

What everyone should know about their kidneys

Caitlin Carter, MD


Dec. 6, 2017                 

One mention of this doctor’s name brings applause

Catherine Frenette, MD

The national leader in the field of sexual medicine

January 4, 2017                                     

Irwin Goldstein, MD

 

The first speaker for 2017, Dr. Irwin Goldstein, is without question the leading researcher and practitioner of sexual treatments for men and women in San Diego and across the nation. He is a board-certified urologist, as well as a nationally recognized pioneer and leader in the field of sexual medicine. Dr. Goldstein founded San Diego Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital. He is a renowned speaker and will address this important topic scientifically, medically and with candor.

There are good doctors and then there are great doctors

February 1, 2017                                   

Heather Patton, MD

 

There are only a handful of hepatologists (liver specialists) in San Diego, which is a good reason to meet Dr. Heather Patton. Practicing at Kaiser, she treats many support group attendees. Scripps and Kaiser has a terrific partnership for transplant patients and physicians like Dr. Patton. Many are impressed by her knowledge and patient-oriented manner.

Popular transplant surgeon has your full attention

March 1, 2017                      

Jonathan Fisher, MD                                                


How often do you get the opportunity to ask a surgeon all your questions? Jump on it! Transplant surgeon Jonathan Fisher, MD will be the guest speaker and will be available to answer all your questions. A surgeon by profession and a health enthusiast at heart, Dr. Fisher’s last four appearances at our group have been provocative, lively and interesting. Join the group for Dr. Fisher’s fifth presentation – a record number that reflects his passion and commitment to patients. 

Do you have an undiagnosed sleep disorder?

May 3, 2017                                         

Derek Loewy, Ph.D

 

Many patients have an un-diagnosed sleep disorder and are not aware that it can play a major role in undermining your health and quality of living. Dr. Derek Lowey is a board-certified sleep specialist. From his discussion, you will learn how sleep disorders are diagnosed and best of all, successfully treated.

A doctor so special, her presentations are an event

June 7, 2017                                        

Catherine Frenette, MD


Dr. Catherine Frenette is the medical director for Scripps liver transplant program. But more than that, she is so popular and beloved by her patients and their family members that her presentations at the support groups have become an event no one wants to miss. Join this valuable educational presentation, as well as for a unique opportunity to spend quality time with Dr. Frenette, the doctor who will treat you, cry with you and celebrate with you.

Resources available to kidney and liver transplant patients

July 5, 2017                                            

The American Liver Foundation and The John Brockington Foundation 

 

The American Liver Foundation and the John Brockington Foundation will share resources available to kidney and liver transplant patients and families. An inspiring story about a kidney donor/recipient journey will be shared by patient Diane and John Brockington, from the Brockington Foundation.

Depression and inflammation: a new link

Aug. 2, 2017                               

Michael Bailey, MD


Dr. Michael Bailey is licensed and trained in psychiatry and currently, he is the medical director for Optum Health, a division of United Health. He’ll be sharing some of the latest research on depression at our August support group that suggests inflammation plays a role in the condition, may even be a trigger for it. For people with chronic liver and kidney diseases, this new information could be important.

Meet the wingmen and women of Scripps

Sept. 6, 2017               

Your Scripps Therapy Team 

 

Good doctors and nurses are essential to good medical outcomes. But they can’t, and usually don’t do it alone. That’s where the rehabilitation team comes in – the physical, occupational and speech therapists who make an important difference in the lives of people. They are the unsung heroes and heroines who operate under the radar, often without the recognition they deserve. Discover how the special therapy team help patients before and after transplant, and how the team provides indispensable support and services for patients with chronic medical conditions so they can maintain or regain strength and vitality.

Looking at the specialty of liver medicine from a different point of view

Oct. 4, 2017                       

Adam Deising, DO


Dr. Adam Deising, originally trained in osteopathic medicine, brings a different perspective to the specialty of liver medicine. Unlike medical doctors that you have come to know, Dr. Deising focuses on every patient as a whole person rather than narrowing his point of view to the patient’s disease or condition. Dr. Deising, who practices at Balboa Naval Medical Center where he treats many veterans and their dependents, is well known to and well respected by Scripps liver doctors with whom he regularly consults. For those dealing with liver disease, or with any chronic condition for that matter, time with Dr. Deising at the October support group, will be time well spent.

What everyone should know about their kidneys

Nov. 1, 2017                            

Caitlin Carter, MD

 

Dr. Carter is a Scripps nephrologist who treats a wide

range of kidney issues including acute and chronic diseases, and transplant-related concerns. Dr. Carter is also involved with the living kidney donor program. If you're a liver patient, you will want to come because liver disease very often affects kidneys.

One mention of this doctor’s name brings applause

Dec. 6, 2017                  

Catherine Frenette, MD


Dr. Catherine Frenette is the medical director for Scripps liver transplant program. But more than that, she is so popular and beloved by her patients and their family members that her presentations at the support groups have become an event no one wants to miss. Join this valuable educational presentation, as well as for a unique opportunity to spend quality time with Dr. Frenette, the doctor who will treat you, cry with you and celebrate with you.

Scripps Green Hospital
Amphitheater
10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Event details
Date Time Fee
Wed, Jul 5th, 2017 - Wed, Jul 5th, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free
Dates
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM