Rachel’s dialysis career began in 1989, while attending nursing school in Boston, as a patient care tech in an outpatient hemodialysis clinic. Since becoming an RN in 1994, she has maintained employment in the dialysis field, leading as charge nurse in an outpatient clinic then transitioning to being a traveling nurse in acute hemodialysis clinics across the country; the latter landed her in sunny California, and finally in San Diego. From 2003-2012, Rachel worked privately with a few patients in their homes as their care partner for home hemodialysis. In 2005, she was introduced to the NxStage Cycler, as well as to HDT. Rachel has thus had the unique perspective of using the NxStage Cycler on a daily basis in the home, and can personally relate to the patients and caregivers using this modality. In 2012, Rachel felt lucky to join the HDT team as a home training nurse for home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. She feels HDT is a great place to work, where staff is able to truly perform patient centered care and use creativity in our nursing approach with patients. Why does Rachel have passion with respect to working with home dialysis? Because, she knows she can skillfully teach you about your dialysis options and clearly answer your questions about each modality. And, if you choose home therapy with HDT, she can help keep you stay in the comfort of your own home safely doing your own dialysis.
Registered Nurse, Clinical Administrator
In 2004, Denise was instrumental in opening the first freestanding home-only dialysis unit in San Diego County and helped create our two home-only facilities from the ground up.
Andrew King, M.D.
Medical Director, Home Dialysis Therapies of San Diego and Head of Nephrology, Scripps Clinic
Dr. King serves as The Medical Director and a countywide champion for home dialysis modalities.
Kimberly Harper, M.D.
Medical Director, Home Dialysis Therapies of San Diego - South
Dr. Kimberly Harper specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of kidney conditions.
In 2005, Rachel was introduced to the NxStage Cycler, as well as to HDT.
Sonia started her career as an RN in 1997 doing diabetic teaching at Vista Community Clinic and joined the HDT team in 2007.
Korri has been with HDT since January 2011 and her nursing career spans 20+ years.
Maribel began with Home Dialysis Therapies of San Diego in October of 2006 and clinically manages the Chula Vista facility.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Cynthia began her journey with Home Dialysis Therapies in January 2012.
Kim has been with HDT since October 2014 with 13 years in the dialysis field.
Darla has been a secretary with Home Dialysis Therapies since June 2006.
Rita has been an HDT team member since July 2013.