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DaVita Dedicated to Increasing Convenience of Dialysis Treatments

August 26, 2013  | DaVita in the News
HOUSTON, Aug 26, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and a leading provider of kidney care services, announced a commitment to offering a complete care plan that helps Houston patients keep working and experience a better quality of life.

Studies have found that when patients continue working after they go on dialysis, it can help them feel healthier, happier and more financially secure. For instance, people on dialysis who keep their jobs generally experience a lower rate of depression, have fewer hospitalizations and score higher on general health and vitality tests.

"You can live with dialysis and work, and you can enjoy life," said Robert Gandy of Houston, a grandfather, DaVita dialysis patient and executive chef with 42 years of experience in the restaurant industry. "Going to my job takes me away from the fact that I have end stage renal disease, because I'm absorbed in my work."

In support of keeping working patients working, DaVita offers a comprehensive package of care for dialysis patients in Houston. For example:

-- More than 70 clinics in the Houston Metroplex - locations close to home and work

-- A full range of dialysis access options - in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis

-- Flexible treatment times that fit patients' schedules and busy lives - in-center evening and overnight (in-center nocturnal) treatment options

-- Travel coordination for all dialysis patients, regardless of provider (not just DaVita patients)

-- DaVita Health Portal(TM) - to check lab results anytime, anywhere, on any device

-- Insurance counseling - expert navigation of what can be a complicated process

-- Transplant education, management and coordination - assistance with navigating the complex path to transplantation
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