Advance Directives

What is an Advance Directive? A gift to your support person (people) letting them know what matters most to you. Usually, the first step is to choose a Healthcare Agent. This person would be the one you trust to make decisions for you IF you cannot do so yourself. A written plan for loved ones and health care providers … Continued

Fistula Arm Exercises

Improve your access outcome by exercising your fistula arm before and after placement. Prior to dialysis, the exercises will increase vein size and will build up the vein after to provide muscle tone for vein stability and easier needle placement. Ask your doctor which arm will be used for your access. This is your “Access … Continued

Organ Donor Awareness

Many people who need transplants of organs and tissues cannot get them because of a shortage of donations. Of the 112,000+ Americans who are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, approximately 100,000 need a kidney. The average waiting time for a kidney from a deceased donor is 3 to 5 years.  … Continued

Supportive Care for Patients with Kidney Disease

As your healthcare team, our goal is to help you achieve the quality of life for you and your family by listening to What Matters Most to you. Dallas Nephrology Associates’ Supportive Care Team provides an extra layer of support to help you live each day to the fullest. We know that the challenges of kidney disease … Continued

Dr. Alexander Liang was recently featured in D CEO Healthcare discussing the large prominence of kidney disease, and what needs to be done to raise public awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease. CLICK TO READ: The Top Killer No One is Talking About, and the Executive Order that Could Help

Are You Taking Multiple Medications?

Did you know that some medications are harmful to your kidneys? Many medications do not affect your kidneys. Other medications can damage your kidneys causing a decrease in the kidney’s ability to clear the waste products from your blood. This may result in a higher creatinine or a lower GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate). (Healthier kidney … Continued