William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Dialysis Facts
- What is dialysis?
- When do patients require dialysis?
- What types of dialysis are there?
- What does the patient do during dialysis?
- What are the advantages of the different types of dialysis?
- How can patients learn more about dialysis?
- Find a local Nephrologist in your town
How can patients learn more about dialysis?
As a patient approaches dialysis, there are numerous sources of information. The doctor often has access to training videos that explain the dialysis techniques and their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Throughout the country are regional units of the National Kidney Foundation. These can be contacted, either through your physician or by contacting local dialysis units.
The National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
The American Association of Kidney Patients is an active association of patients and families involved with dialysis and a very good source of information.
American Association of Kidney Patients
3505 E. Frontage Rd., Ste. 315
Tampa, FL 33607
Last Editorial Review: 7/19/2006
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