Bill Peckham

Bill has been a Medicare beneficiary since 1988 (Living Donor Transplant from oldest brother), has used hemodialysis since 1990 and home hemodialysis since 2001. He works full time as a sign maker through the carpenters union in the tradeshow and hospitality industry. Bill volunteers in various ways to promote the optimal health, quality of life and independence of people who use dialysis. Bill works closely with his providers at Northwest Kidney Centers, where he is past trustee board chair and continues to serve in many ways. Locally, Bill works with the Kidney Research Institute, on their KRI Council. At a national level, he is on the expert stakeholder advisory group of the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) – a federally sponsored comparative effective research study. In 2010, Bill served as a Technical Expert on the Fluid Weight Management Panel, one of six areas for Quality Measures (QMs) development for ESRD by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Bill also reaches a vast audience with the participation of the vibrant online CKD Community through his blog, Dialysis from the Sharp End of the Needle. Bill has made connections with many people involved with the provision of dialysis, on both ends of the needle, and has had many discussions over many years concerning industry news and trends, patient advocacy, and reimbursements. Bill likes to say, “Dialysis is my hobby; one I take seriously.”

  • Writer, Blogger, Home Dialyzer, Patient Advocate