Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Richard Gibney, MD Richard Gibney, MD is a nephrologist located in Waco, Texas who has been the physician at the forefront of the self-dialyzing movement, or as he prefers, empowered dialysis. He is medical director of Central Texas Nephrology Associates in Waco, where 56% of the patients – 423 in all – perform some or all stages self-dialysis, either at a clinic or at home. Dr. Gibney reports that the mortality rate among this group is 5.6% per year, compared to 15.9% for his patients on conventional dialysis. Dr. Gibney’s experience shows that engaging patients improves outcomes.