Patient Education

by Julie Ling

Education is a very important aspect of treating patients with chronic kidney disease at Rockford Nephrology Associates.  Not educating the patient about their treatment plan and providing direction for understanding leaves the patient at risk for having complications related to their chronic kidney disease.  These complications can cause:



Educating the patients with chronic kidney disease is a simple and effective way to prevent complications and also delay progression of the disease process.  Patient education is the process of providing verbal or written information to the patient to improve understanding and prevent complications. 


Patient education offers:



Patients should keep in mind that knowledge is power, thus education is powerful for the patient.  Education will ultimately enable you, the patient, to take control of your life and how you would like to live with your chronic kidney disease. 


Rockford Nephrology Associates offers education sessions for patient with chronic kidney disease on a monthly basis.  Classes are offered for most levels of kidney function for the patient and family needs.   Please refer to the website for class details, dates and times offered or call the office at #815-227-8300 and ask to speak to the education nurse. 




How to contact us

612 Roxbury Rd - Rockford, IL 61107 - phone 815-227-8300 - fax 815-227-8301