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Chronic Kidney Disease: Is Home Dialysis an Option?

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Chronic kidney disease affects one in nine Americans (26 million people), yet only about 10 percent of U.S. patients undergo home dialysis.
Air Date: 8/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Deborah Howell
Guest Bio: Brigitte Schiller, MD
Brigitte-SchillerBrigitte Schiller, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Satellite Healthcare, is responsible for leading Satellite’s medical and clinical initiatives focused on advancing our already superior clinical outcomes and improving our strategic and economic position. She also provides leadership in the changing regulatory environment, oversees our research efforts and maintains Satellite’s competitive edge in home therapies.

Dr. Schiller’s professional background spans the breadth of the field of nephrology. She has been in private practice as a nephrologist and primary care physician; provided immediate post-transplant patient care; managed a 100-patient hemodialysis center; acted as a content area expert and consultant to medical companies in the field of nephrology; and conducted nephrology research on a range of topics.

Dr. Schiller graduated summa cum laude from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany and completed her residency and research fellowships at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. She has published numerous articles on dialysis and kidney related issues, made many presentations at dialysis conferences and seminars and has received awards for research and teaching excellence. Dr. Schiller also is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the division of Nephrology at Stanford University.
Chronic Kidney Disease: Is Home Dialysis an Option?
According to Brigitte Schiller, MD, Satellite Healthcare Chief Medical Officer, chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects one in nine Americans (26 million people), yet only about 10 percent of U.S. patients in need of dialysis undergo home dialysis.

But, home dialysis is gaining popularity as more people are made aware of its advantages.

What are some of those advantages?

Home dialysis patients live longer, enjoy better outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare.

Satellite Healthcare's Wellbound Centers are leading the industry in home dialysis and pre-dialysis education, focusing on personalized self-care training for home dialysis patients as well as on expert pre-dialysis patient wellness education.

Recently, Satellite recently participated in a week-long Santa Clara County (California) “Freedom Tour," featuring home hemo dialysis patient, Elias Arciniega, to promote the benefits and increased quality of life for patients dependent on dialysis due to end-stage kidney disease.

Listen in as Dr. Schiller shares more about home hemo dialysis, as well as the awareness Satellite is raising about home dialysis options.
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