Dialysis and HealthPortal

It’s really important  that you take a part in your health information tracking.  Don’t just take the lab results you’re getting from the provider and toss them aside.  Keeping track of the data will help you maintain control of the levels that are out of bounds and help you stay as healthy as possible.

06/20/13: I found that the American Association of Kidney Patients has a siliar website available to help you track you health information including Doctor Visits, Medications, and Lab Results.  Its open to all patients.   Membership in AAKP is free for patients. You can access this portal by CLICKING HERE

Davita has a Health Portal for its patients that provides almost everything you want or need to know about you dialysis treatments and lab results. I found it particularly helpful in seeing my Phosphorus and Potassium levels that are really a bear for me to control.  You can also access your health records, insurance information and assistance, the Davita Care Team (Dialysis Center) contact information. a host of patient services like travel planning. home dialysis information, diet planning, etc.

Unfortunately this is only available for Davita patients but it could be a model for other providers if they don’t have something like this already.   You can read more about it or  access (or sign up for) the Davita Health Portal by CLICKING HERE.

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About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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