Knowing your options

UF Health study shows patients choose home dialysis when educated about kidney disease

By Bill Levesque
dialysis Randy Owens, of Ocala, has struggled with his failing kidneys for many years, enduring countless trips to an outpatient dialysis center that often left him exhausted and depressed. He’s now administering his own peritoneal dialysis in his home.
“I ask people, ‘If you had to take your medicine and come to the hospital every day, would you rather do that or take it at home?’”
Ashutosh M. Shukla, M.D.