* All Patient Consultants are NxStage employees.
I love having the opportunity to be a Patient Consultant with NxStage. Being able to help other patients find their way through such a huge, life-changing experience as starting dialysis has been an honor. I enjoy being that listening ear and providing the guidance most patients seek when weighing their treatment options. I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease at the age of 24. The diagnosis left me feeling scared and lost. Before receiving a transplant in 2016, I spent six years on dialysis, the final two of which were on home hemodialysis (HHD). More frequent HHD gave me the health benefits I needed, as well as the quality of life I wanted. Being able to help other patients find their way through such a huge, life-changing experience has been an honor. I enjoy being that listening ear and providing the guidance most patients seek when weighing their treatment options.
As a former dialysis patient, it has become my passion to reach people who, like myself, may have found themselves lost and confused throughout their dialysis journey. As a Patient Consultant, I am able to share my story with current dialysis patients, educate them about different treatment options, and empower them to take an active role in their treatment plan. I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease in 2014. I started as an in-center hemodialysis patient, was introduced to peritoneal dialysis (PD) as a home therapy, and once my PD therapy lost its efficacy, transitioned to more frequent home hemodialysis (HHD) using the NxStage System One. While on HHD, I started to see the difference in my quality of life. I was able to get back to work, spend more time with my family, and travel. As a Patient Consultant, I would be happy to have a conversation with you and get to know your story, as I help you better understand the different dialysis treatment options potentially available to you.
I have been a kidney patient all my life and it is an honor to be able to share my story with other patients and spread the message that it is very possible to live a full, productive life on dialysis. As a Patient Consultant, I am here to guide you as you decide on a therapy that will help you flourish. I started my dialysis journey in 2017 as a solo patient on home hemodialysis and continued HHD until I got my transplant in 2019. Living with kidney failure is all I had ever known. Home hemodialysis changed my life by helping me experience and enjoy what life has to offer. Having kidney disease can be overwhelming but know that you are not alone. As a Patient Consultant, I am here to guide you as you decide on a therapy that will help you flourish.
I am grateful to be a Patient Consultant at NxStage and excited to hear your story and support you as you evaluate and decide what treatment option is best for you and your lifestyle. I have gone through 7 years of in-center dialysis, 5 years of home hemodialysis and a transplant. I know it can be scary to learn that you need to begin dialysis but with the right treatment, it is possible to get back to the things you love. My long journey with kidney failure has taught me that it is possible to take control and live your life to the fullest while on dialysis. I am excited to hear your story and support you as you evaluate and decide what treatment option is best for you and your lifestyle.