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Great Medical Practices of Delaware: Nephrology Associates: Caring for Delaware Kidney Patients and Offering Complete Kidney Care in Surrounding Nearby Communities

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End stage renal disease (ESRD) is a devastating disease which afflicts 100,000 people/year. Kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment for ESRD. There are only about 20,000-25,000 kidney transplants/year, hence there is a shortage of kidney transplants for this population. Nephrology Associates Nephrologists provides great care across the spectrum for patients who suffer from kidney disease. Our physicians provide care to prevent kidney disease, optimize dialysis treatments and allow for a second chance at life for ESRD patients through the power of a life-saving kidney transplant.

Delaware has a large ESRD population and Nephrology Associates is proud to provide exceptional transplant care since 2006. Unlike large University transplant programs transplants provided by Nephrology Associates providers allows patients to receive personalized patient care. Their care allows for great outcomes, patient satisfaction and bridges the gaps between community providers and transplant center care.

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Kidney transplantation allows a second chance at life for many ESRD patients. ESRD patients who receive a kidney transplant live longer, healthier and have a higher quality of life than ESRD patients who remain on dialysis. Nephrology Associates kidney transplant providers work passionately to maximize kidney transplant patient outcomes, increase patient access to kidney transplantation, and outreach to increase pre-emptive kidney transplantation. This work allows for Delawareans to have optimal treatment for ESRD and have a second chance at a full and healthy life.

Nephrology Associates is Delaware’s premiere Nephrology practice including exceptional General Nephrology, Interventional Nephrology, and Transplant Nephrology care. Nephrology Associates has three excellent Transplant Nephrologists: Dr. Peter Burke, Dr. Helen Chang-Deguzman, and Dr. Stephanie Gilibert. These three providers run the only transplant program in the state of Delaware providing exceptional pre, peri and post-transplant care.

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Dr. Peter Burke serves as the Medical Director of the program and has worked to expand transplant services among the ESRD population in DE. He is particularly passionate about living donation and pre-emptive kidney transplantation, which allows patients to avoid dialysis. He has developed the living donor seminar program that utilizes an innovative virtual platform to educate potential recipients, donors, and family members about the benefits of living donation and how to make living donor kidney transplants happen.

Dr. Stephanie Gilibert is one of the founders of the kidney transplant program in 2006. She provides vital bedside care, immunosuppression management and delivers exceptional patient care. Her work has revolutionized transplant care in the state of Delaware and has provided Delawareans a platform for increased access to local transplant care.

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Dr. Helen Chang-Deguzman not only provides transplant care to Delawareans, but also helps expand transplant services to the patients of Cecil County Maryland. She has brought her expertise and skills to an underserved patient population which would have otherwise not had access to transplantation. She is a vital part of the transplant team.

Nephrology Associates
Various locations in Sussex County, Kent County and New Castle County
www.delawarekidney.com

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