Board certified nephrologist. Author of several medical textbooks. Social media aficionado.
Why I love to teach
I’m a clinical nephrologist from Detroit, Michigan. I consider seeing patients my day job, but my passion is medical education. Today I find myself to be the public face of nephrology on Twitter, and am a founder of NephMadness and NephJC. I teach second-year medical students at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. I also teach residents, med students, and fellows at St. John Providence Hospital and Medical Center, where I was awarded Teacher of the Year.
Courses with Joel
Latest articles with Joel
How to differentiate between true and false hyponatremia
In this video from our Fluids and Electrolytes Masterclass, you will become a pro at differentiating between true and false (or factitious) hyponatremia!
Thiazide diuretics are great for preventing kidney stones, but do you know which patients respond best to them? In this video from our Fluids and Electrolytes Masterclass, you'll discover how thiazide diuretics work, the differences between them, and what makes them unique among other diuretics.
Hyponatremia made easy—a simple diagnostic algorithm
Learn how to easily diagnose the etiology of hyponatremia. This video was taken from our CME accredited Fluids & Electrolytes Masterclass.
This is the final video in our free teaching series on diuretics. Do you know what to do when diuresis is not sufficient?
Acetazolamide and the potassium-sparing diuretics
This is video #4 in our free teaching series on diuretics, this time presenting acetazolamide and potassium-sparing diuretics.
That's our second free video on diuretics, this time it's all about loop diuretics.
The philosophy of diuretics
You probably agree that every clinician should understand how to handle diuretics but do you know what to do when diuresis is not sufficient? Do you know what’s the ideal diuretic in each patient? Our upcoming course is called “Fluids & Electrolytes Masterclass”. It will teach you all you need to know about diuretics, sodium, potassium and much, much more.
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