Talk to a Patient Consultant

Interested in home dialysis? Talk to a Patient Consultant today! Our consultants are all current or former NxStage users or care partners who can help answer your questions and walk you through what to expect with home dialysis.

Meet some of our team!

consultant Team Member: Ann
Patient Consultant

I enjoy being a NxStage Patient Consultant because I believe knowledge is power. My husband had chronic kidney disease and I was there for him through in-center treatments and a transplant. After his transplant failed, I became his care partner on the NxStage System. My experiences with my husband have given me the knowledge to help you understand what to expect. I look forward to helping you on your dialysis journey!

consultant Team Member: Donald
Patient Consultant

I love having the opportunity to be a Patient Consultant with NxStage. I was diagnosed with CKD 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.

consultant Team Member: Nelson
Patient Consultant

I am fortunate to be a Patient Consultant with NxStage, where I can share my own story with dialysis patients who are thinking about trying home hemodialysis (HHD). I am currently on HHD and have lived with chronic kidney disease for over 15 years. Before trying HHD utilizing the NxStage system, I had tried every treatment option out there. HHD is by far the best treatment option for me. I have been able to regain control of my life by taking control of my treatments. I look forward to talking with you about your HHD options.

consultant Team Member: Alberto
Patient Consultant (Fluent in Spanish)

I was diagnosed with ESRD in 2014. I started as an in-center hemodialysis patient, but after 1 1/2 years I was introduced to peritoneal dialysis (PD) as a home therapy. This was a good choice for me, given my active lifestyle. Unfortunately, at the 2 1/2 year mark, my PD therapy lost its efficacy, and I found myself back in center.

Three months later I was introduced to more frequent home hemodialysis (HHD) using the NxStage System One, and I started to see the difference in my quality of life. I also really appreciated the flexibility this therapy gave me. I was able to work, be with my family, and travel. I was fortunate enough to receive a kidney transplant in November of 2018.

As a Patient Advocate, it has become my passion to reach more people who, like myself, may have found themselves lost and confused, feeling like no one understands them. I can share how I succeeded and help them better understand dialysis and other treatment options.