Living with a Chronic Disease: The Patient's Perspective
April 21, 2014•15 min
Hosted by: Brian P. McDonough
On this special program, Dr. Brian McDonough speaks with Chrissy McCoog and her father, Lou Antosh, about their collective experience in navigating a topsy-turvy healthcare system through the diagnosis, management, and followup of Chrissy's chronic kidney disease, Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Ms. McCoog details her nearly 20-year path as patient, and the struggles and triumphs she has witnessed. Mr. Antosh also describes his parental point of view as central advocate for his daughter's health and wellbeing, and the public awareness of FSGS that they are both trying to spread through the nonprofit organization, NephCure.