More Articles in Choosing A Kidney Doctor

What to Consider When You Need Dialysis

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.

Learn More »

Download a Cookbook

Get a free recipe collection from the DaVita® kitchen.

Get the Cookbooks

283,082 Enjoyed So Far!

Meet Your Local Kidney Expert

Register for a no-cost, 90-minute training session taught by a certified instructor in your neighborhood.

Find a Class Near Me

Find a Dialysis Center

Advanced Search

Call 1-800-424-6589 now to talk to one of our placement specialists.

New to Dialysis?

Learn which DaVita service may best fit your lifestyle.

Explore Options
Back to Top

Visiting DaVita.com from India? There's a website just for you!