DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Choosing a Kidney Doctor When You Need Dialysis http://www.davita.com/nephrologists/choosing a kidney doctor/choosing-a-kidney-doctor-when-you-need-dialysis/a/8852

When you’re diagnosed with stage 4 or stage 5 kidney disease and start preparing to go on dialysis, your first step is to identify a kidney specialist (also called a nephrologist). With just a little research, you can find the nephrologist that fits your needs when it’s time for dialysis. Learn more about choosing a kidney doctor when you need dialysis.