2009-11-05 / Business

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Reliant Renal Care offers alternative to dialysis patients

Kreg and Cindy Krueger, owners of Vogt’s Florist in Davison, cut the ribbon Oct. 30 with Davison Mayor Fred Fortner and Davison Chamber of Commerce Executive Director LaDawn Hastings. Kreg and Cindy Krueger, owners of Vogt’s Florist in Davison, cut the ribbon Oct. 30 with Davison Mayor Fred Fortner and Davison Chamber of Commerce Executive Director LaDawn Hastings. DAVISON — In Michigan, approximately 12,293 patients require dialysis treatment. Each treatment can last up to five hours, and the most common complaint from these individuals is the impact that the frequent treatments and travel to and from a nearby dialysis center imposes on their lives, and the lives of their families.

Throughout the country there are presently 27 million people suffering from chronic kidney disease. Of this number, about half-a-million require dialysis treatments up to three times a week to control their disease. Reliant Renal Care, based in Media, Penn., has continued to widen its footprint in the state of Michigan.

The company now has seven locations throughout Michigan, including a location in Flint and the newest location which opens soon in West Flint. The centers are strategically located to offer patients shorter travel distances, and to provide facilities nearest to the patients requiring their services. In addition to its regular dialysis facilities,

Reliant also offers a “Home Care” program where patients can be instructed in the use of the equipment and perform their weekly dialysis regimens in their own home. This creates less of a hassle for them by eliminating the weekly travel, but ultimately these patients tend to live longer, have fewer dietary restrictions, and substantially improve the overall quality of their lives Many experts in the hemodialysis field believe that home dialysis will approach, or equal clinical dialysis treatments during the next decade, because of its growing popularity, and the huge benefits it offers to the patient.

Reliant Renal Care centers in Genesee County are 2031 Fairway Dr. in Davison, 4200 Beecher Rd., in Flint and 7220 N. Saginaw St. in Mt. Morris. There also is a center in at 1375 N. Main St. in Lapeer.

Details or more information: E-mail

info@reliantrenalcare.com or visit www.reliantrenalcare.

com. — N.B.

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