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Podcast: Home Is Where the Start Is

Patients with ESRD who start on home dialysis have improved outcomes and enjoy a better quality of life compared with patients who start with in-center hemodialysis. Listen to this podcast, in which Ashley Henson interviews Jose Sibal, MD, on the patient benefits of starting at home and the factors that helped his home dialysis program to grow exponentially. Dr. Sibal also discusses the biggest obstacle to success in developing a home program.

Jose V. Sibal, MD

Jose V. Sibal, MD

Jose Sibal, MD, is an interventional nephrologist. As a medical director for DaVita Kidney Care, he leads the Chico DaVita Dialysis Unit, as well as the Home Program Dialysis Unit in Chico, California. He also currently works with the Comprehensive Renal Care Group and Enloe Medical Center. Dr. Sibal received his medical degree from University of the East College of Medicine, completed his residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and completed his fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Ashley Henson

Ashley Henson

Ashley Henson oversees external communications and media relations for DaVita Kidney Care. In her five years at DaVita, she has handled international public relations, issues management and, most recently, helping DaVita make news about how it is transforming health care. She has worked in communication, marketing and event planning throughout her 13-year career and has a master’s degree in strategic communications from the University of Denver. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her partner and their two sons, traveling all over the world and seeing her parents and friends as much as possible.