Preparing For Your First Day Of Dialysis

Pure Life RenalKidney Disease

If you are getting ready to start dialysis, here are a few recommendations to help you prepare for your first day of treatment: Dress comfortably!  You will spend a few hours sitting in a reclining chair during your treatment. If you have a “port”- a catheter in your neck or chest area, wear a button down shirt or blouse for … Read More

Transplant – Having a meaningful conversation with your nephrologist

Pure Life RenalKidney Disease

There are two types of treatment for kidney failure – dialysis or transplant. Many people feel that a kidney transplant offers more freedom and a better quality of life than dialysis. In making your decision about the best treatment for you, you may find it useful to talk to your doctor about a kidney transplant. What kind of questions should … Read More

Slowing the Progression of Kidney Disease

Pure Life RenalKidney Disease

A diagnosis of kidney disease is not a death sentence (remember, you can live well with kidney disease), but it does mean that caring for your kidneys is now more important than ever. Several factors directly influence the course of kidney disease: Blood Glucose Level: 10%-40% of patients with diabetes develop chronic kidney disease. Usually diabetic kidney disease develops in … Read More

Recently Diagnosed with Kidney Disease?

Pure Life RenalKidney Disease

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD), I want you to know that you are not alone and that you can still live well with kidney disease. It is estimated that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for developing kidney disease, with diabetes, high … Read More

AURYXIA: PHOSPHATE BINDER OR MORE?

Pure Life Renal TeamClinical and Operational

Hyperphosphatemia is commonly observed among ESRD patients. It is described as an electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally elevated level of phosphate in the blood. The nephrologist along with the dietitian controls and manages these levels.   The phosphate binder plays a vital role in the wellbeing of a dialysis patient. The phosphate binders that clinicians are familiar with … Read More

How to prepare for due diligence when selling your clinic

Pure Life Renal TeamFacility Acquisition

Due Diligence Does What? What is due diligence?  Simply stated, due diligence is the examination and review of a business by the buyer before the business is purchased.  During the due diligence phase of a dialysis clinic acquisition, the buyer will perform a detailed review in the following areas: financial, clinical, operational, corporate structure, litigation and human resources.  Depending on … Read More

Should you own a dialysis facility?

Pure Life Renal TeamFacility Ownership

The first item that must be addressed is if the clinic will be profitable.  There are two primary questions that will need to be answered.  Can you project the number of patients that the clinic will have three years from opening?  Can you reasonably estimate the average net revenue per treatment?  If the answers to these two questions show sufficient … Read More