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

DNA Doctors Perform 100th EndoAVF Procedure

The new, minimally invasive approach to fistulas has changed the way doctors prepare their patients for hemodialysis. DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dallas Nephrology Associates (DNA) physicians successfully completed the 100th EndoAVF procedure at the DNA Vascular Center in Plano on January 29, 2020. Led by Interventional Nephrologist Neghae Mawla, M.D., the team at the Vascular Center is one of … 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