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WellBound Teams With Kaiser Permanente to Open New Self-Care Dialysis Center in Sacramento, CA
Date:10/9/2007

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-- CKD wellness programs, including topics on controlling blood pressure,

stress management, exercise, nutrition and diabetes care

-- Early renal replacement education classes addressing kidney

transplantation, dialysis therapy options, and vascular access planning

-- Individualized training programs for all forms of self-care dialysis

-- Full clinical care coordination services delivered by Certified

Nephrology Nurses

-- 24/7 telephonic patient care support

"At Kaiser Permanente, we are guided by our commitment to providing superior medical care to our patient community," said Prabhakar L Kollipara, M.D., F.A.C.P., chief of nephrology Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento/Roseville. "We feel that WellBound's combination of pre-dialysis patient education and innovative self-care dialysis treatment options provides the type of early-stage and comprehensive treatment approach that maximizes patient wellness."

"The opening of this new center will provide CKD patients in Sacramento and the surrounding communities with access to a high-quality and unique treatment program," said Jignesh Patel, M.D., medical director of the WellBound center in Sacramento. "This center will be particularly valuable for those CKD patients not yet requiring dialysis therapy, as they will have access to WellBound's specialized wellness education classes. These classes, in combination with the CKD education provided by Kaiser Permanente, will assist pre-dialysis patients in maintaining their health and potentially delaying the need for dialysis therapy."

About Self-Care Dialysis

The term self-care dialysis refers to those dialysis therapies which patients are able to self-administer outside the confines of hemodialysis centers, including peritoneal dialysis and all types of home hemodialysis. A growing collection of clinical research demonstrates that more frequent, more consistent dialysis associated with self-ca
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