Contributors

The following healthcare professionals were instrumental in the advancement of the concept of Integrative Kidney Solutions by writing blogs and sharing knowledge:

“When a plant’s leaves are turning brown you don’t paint the leaves green you look at the cause of the problem. If only we treated our bodies the same way.”

Dr. Frank Lipman

Dr. Majd Isreb, MD FACP FASN

Dr. Majd Isreb, MD FACP FASN

Dr. Isreb is a compassionate kidney doctor with a passion for unraveling the underlying cause of chronic disease in his patients. He is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He completed his first residency in internal medicine at Northwestern then went on to complete his nephrology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Isreb is the medical director of Integrative Kidney Solutions, LLC and has a his deep commitment to combat the epidemic of kidney disease. As part of that mission, he champions for treatments for kidney disease that apply a comprehensive Integrative Medicine approach


Lara Zakaria, PharmD CNS CDN IFMCP

Lara Zakaria is a pharmacist and nutritionist residing in New York. She graduated from Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in New Jersey, and has practiced community pharmacy for over 15 years. She went on to earn an MS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a Certified Nutrition Specialist designation. Lara work with patients remotely who are looking to integrate Functional Medicine and nutrition support for chronic conditions including metabolic and autoimmune disease. She is an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner whose work integrates Functional Medicine, Medication Therapy Management, traditional herbalism, and lifestyle modification coaching.

Lara Zakaria, PharmD CNS CDN IFMCP

Susie Goldsmith, MSW, LICSW, BCD

Susie Goldsmith, MSW, LICSW, BCD

Susie is a nationally board certified clinical social worker living in Long Beach, Washington. A Portland, Oregon native, she moved to Long Beach in 1996 when she bought award-winning Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn on the SW Washington Coast. Susie is licensed to practice clinical social work and psychotherapy in both Oregon and Washington and prior to moving to Long Beach, she owned private geriatric and long-term care management practices in the Portland area specializing in managing all aspects of care for her clients from working with financial management and trusts to complex assessment, facilitation and monitoring of all levels of a client’s health care delivery systems primarily in people’s homes, but often in facilities. She has published numerous articles on continuum of care for clients and has presented at numerous care management and clinical workshops.Susie has worked as a clinical social worker in the field of nephrology and dialysis since 2010.


Rania M. AlQenneh

Director of AMD (strategic portfolio funded by over 15 institutional donors and over 10 philanthropic and private sector donors) with Save the Children International- MEEE region working with 15+ Save the Children member offices. MBA in strategic management- Master’s of Quality and Operations management. Bachelor degree in International Business.

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