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My story began on or about May 10, 2013. This was the beginning of my Nephrology Journey and my relationship with my Nephrologist, Dr. Brian Stephens and Elik Dialysis Clinic. Dr. Stephens was a Godsend. He let me know that Stage 4 Renal disease was not a death sentence but a treatable disease that I could get a variety of treatments and live. He was so patient and kind. He explained my choices and sent me to Elik for an informative class that seemed as though I should have been the illustrator. The class gave me an opportunity to look at MYSELF. Everything that I thought and felt and why was in the class. I was able to see what I had been going through for months and had no explanations just unanswered questions.
The class explained what my choices were. It taught me the differences between Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis. It explained both processes fully and gave important detailed information for both forms of dialysis. The class and my Doctor equipped me with so much information that I felt empowered enough to make a sound and intelligent decision about my course of care. I felt that I had been taught about the choices at hand and it was time for me to choose.
Consequently I chose Peritoneal Dialysis. The needleless treatment was my sound choice. So I had my surgery to receive my catheter and I was on my way. While my catheter matured I started attending training classes at Elik Dialysis Clinic. This was the most wonderful place I had ever been. I was so scared when I first arrived but everyone was so nice and helpful. Seems as though all the staff knew what I was going through and catered to me like I was the only patient receiving peritoneal dialysis in that clinic.
Vivian, was my nurse, teacher, trainer advisor and fnend all rolled into one. She was my trainer the whole 6 weeks. She taught me everything I needed to know from A-Z about peritoneal dialysis. She took time with me to make sure I had the process down to an art. By the time I was home and ready to do my dialysis I had completed my course successfully and felt confident enough to fly solo. Vivian was always a phone call away. I have been on Peritoneal Dialysis for almost 2 years, and it has been a rewarding experience. I learned how to care for MYSELF and do an excellent job at doing so.
I feel so privileged to have received my care and training from Elik Dialysis Clinic. I was taught by the best. I feel 900% better since I have learned how to dialyze to live. I have had Elik's entire staff (doctors, nurses, social workers, receptionists and dietitians) continued support the entire time. Elik has made what I thought was an impossible situation a way of life.
THANK YOU ELIK DIALYSIS CLINIC!!!!!
We had the privilege of working with Elik Dialysis within the nursing home for one of our resident's that could not go out into the community for dialysis. The staff was extremely professional and prompt. They responded quickly if there was a question or concern. The only problem we encountered was not having proper storage for equip etc. within the patient room.
We enjoyed working with the company and staff.
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