Thomas H. Waid, MD

  • Medical Director, Kidney & Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program
4.77 out of 5

About

Personal Statment

Most of the patients we see are either approaching total kidney failure or are on dialysis already. We also see patients with type 1 diabetes who are referred for kidney and pancreas transplantation. So most of our patients need a kidney transplant or are pursuing it as a lifestyle change from dialysis, which I don’t think is a really good lifestyle – it’s very inhibiting.

We also see patients with other organ transplants when something along their transplant course has also injured their kidney. We see them until the kidney injury is improved.

The rewarding thing about transplant is the lifestyle change that the patient gets to go through. The patients feel better. They eat better. They have an overall better lifestyle, and that’s what makes it rewarding.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Medicine
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Training & Education

Degree

University of Kentucky, College of Medicine

Residency

University of Kentucky

Fellowship

University of Kentucky

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Internal Medicine

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.77 out of 5
8 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    I was happy with the information I received that day.

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    Totally satisfied

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    *Dr. Waid is the absolute best!! Prefer to see him or Dr. M______ every time I'm there!! Also impressed with my new transplant nurse coordinator!! *Ashley, pray she sticks around!

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    DR Waid is an extraordinary physician.

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    I don't even know if he cares that I'm there. He is uninterested in me as a patient. Just wants me to go.
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      Very awesome doctor
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      Always have had good treatments at UK.
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      Never had any problems before. Just this once.