Take a STEP in the right direction with Transitional Dialysis Program

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You knew the day would eventually arrive. The day your doctor told you it was finally time to start dialysis. Yes, it is a lifestyle change, but it will also save your life. The Washington University Transitional Dialysis Program is here to help you.

Transitional Dialysis is a customized program offered at Washington University designed to allow you time to:

• Recover medically

• Adjust emotionally

• Receive one-on-one education about kidney disease and treatment options, including transplant

• Choose the type of dialysis that is best for you

• Get dialysis in our state-of-art facilities

We recognize that the process of starting dialysis can be very stressful for you and your family. The Transitional Dialysis Program helps you through this process by offering you:

S – Support

T – Teamwork

E – Education

P – Preparation

Your journey begins with meeting your team of experts:

  • Nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Registered nurse
  • Patient care technician
  • Renal dietitian
  • Social worker

Manasa Metireddy, MD, a Washington University nephrologist (kidney doctor), explains the Transitional Dialysis Program, “Our team will provide you with education and resources needed to thrive with kidney disease, walk you through the types of dialysis and offer social and emotional support, all while getting dialysis at one of our dialysis facilities. This will save your time and energy during the critical time of your life Our goal is to transition you smoothly into your new life.”

By the end of your four-week program, you will not only have tools needed to choose the type of dialysis that is best for you but also tools to thrive while being on dialysis. You will also receive education and guidance on kidney transplant.

Dr. Metireddy adds, “We recognize that when it comes to dialysis, one-size-does-not-fit-all. Our goal is to help our patients and their families make an informed decision about the kind of dialysis that best suits their life style and we are committed to providing them with the necessary care and support they deserve during this journey.”

Please call 314-286-0818 for more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Metireddy, or anyone on her team.

The Washington University Transitional Dialysis Program is located at:

Forest Park Kidney Center
4205 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108