Temecula author orients patients about kidney transplant in edifying book’s hardback edition

TEMECULA, Calif. — Author Dr. Mark K. Wedel announces the nationwide hardback release of his encouraging and informative patient handbook, “So You’re Thinking About Kidney Transplantation: A Patient and Family’s Guide.”

With a perspective written from both sides of the scalpel, Wedel once cared for kidney transplant patients and then took his turn on the receiving end of a kidney transplant. In the process of making the transition from physician to patient, Wedel experienced firsthand the difficulty of assembling all the information required to put into place a comprehensive game plan. Frankly written and comfortably conversational, “So You’re Thinking About Kidney Transplantation” provides fundamental information to aid in preparing patients and their families for the extraordinary and often daunting journey ahead.

The kidney transplant journey is marathon-long, and “So You’re Thinking About Kidney Transplantation” is designed to ease the information burden of those who are just beginning their transplant process. Wedel believes that these people deserve to begin their adventure with a confidence equal to that with which they’ll complete their transplant odyssey. Early education and a thorough overview can accomplish that.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Wedel is a board-certified internal medicine specialist and critical care physician and a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who has engaged in clinical practice for over 20 years. He now works in the biotech industry but spends considerable time with charitable foundations working in behalf of kidney patients, primarily in the area of counseling and education. He undertook this writing project to fill an information vacuum that he and his medically oriented family experienced prior to their own choice of a kidney transplant center. Wedel is married and lives and works in Temecula, California.

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