​​​I learned that I was continuing to eat, do, work, act and think the way I did because I still felt okay, without thinking about what it was doing to my body.  I may need to repeat these classes as my learning curve was steep.  These classes were way beyond my expectations.  Thank you for helping all of us.  You are truly a very special person . . . an informed and skilled doctor, an effective teacher who communicates clearly and lastly a caring friend to all of us.  Mahalo.

Queens 5/2016


Aloha Kidney class is definitely an eye opener.  I had no idea what Chronic Kidney Disease does or the impact it has on my body. These 6 sessions is the best thing that CKD has given me.  You have provided me with an overwhelming amount of information in a well thought out manner.  You mixed the good, bad and the ugly with humor.  And gave me the knowledge so I can survive better with CKD, and whatever it brings.  Thank you for your caring attitude and a huge amount of knowledge presented succinctly.

 Castle 5/2016


Only suggestion is that the Aloha Kidney classes should be publicized more.  Many of our friends are unaware of its availability.  

Queens 5/2016


Feels good to be able to participate in your own care, since attending these classes.

Queens 5/2016


Would be helpful if doctors recommended these classes when patients are obese, prediabetic or newly diagnosed diabetic, or with high blood pressure, before they get CKD.

Queens 5/2016


I didn't think I needed to come and declined initially but my daughters insisted and I'm glad I came.  My numbers have improved already.  I learned that the quality of my life is up to me and I am responsible for my choices.  Nice place, speaker is great, date and time is very convenient.

Queens 5/2016


These classes have changed my perspective.  It made me think that I want to live now.  You gave me hope.  Now I want to live!!

Castle 5/2016


CKD can be managed or many times prevented.  I did not know this before taking the classes.  ​ I wish the classes could be made available to more people!

Castle 5/2016


Thank you for having these classes.  It has been extremely helpful getting the basics of understanding kidney disease.  I would like to periodically attend future sessions to reinforce and validate the information I gained and to brush up on areas I may have forgotten over time.

Castle 5/2016


I got much more than I expected from these classes.  I'm changing my eating habits, I have a goal BMI, I'm choosing to live for my family.  Very sobering wake up call since no symptoms to CKD.  Hope to slow CKD given thorough understanding.  Now I know about CKD, what it is, how it affects us, what to do now, how to plan for the future, all my options. Thank you very much Dr. Wong for helping me and my kids, to realize that I could have a cardiovascular event since I have CKD, so to spend time now with my kids, while I can.  Thanks for your enthusiasm in teaching and answering all my questions!

Castle 5/2016


I have to admit that when I first found out that I needed to accompany my husband, I was not happy and complained a lot.  But I have learned so much and the information is fascinating and pertinent to our needs and you are a great teacher.  After the first class, I looked forward to the rest. Thank you so much for these classes.

Castle 5/2016


Wonderful!  You covered so much, we learned a lot.  Your classes have helped us to understand CKD as well as how to take care of CKD.  All of your classes have helped us to plan and accept CKD.  We truly appreciate your generous time and dedication to educate everyone about CKD.  Please keep us informed if there are any new classes or workshops.

Pali Momi 5/2016


I came to these classes knowing nothing about CKD.  The class was very educational and realistic approach to CKD.  I've learned to some degree I am in control of my health by choices I make about diet, exercise, stress free lifestyle and most important knowing my numbers. 

Queens 11/2016


I came to these classes because my wife said I had to go, she has stage 3 CKD. I didn't know what to expect, but I wouldn't change a thing.  You did such a great presentation.  I didn't know that a poor diet can really mess up your body.  Now I'm looking at eating differently myself.  You're fun to listen to.  I would recommend these classes to anyone.  

Queens 11/2016


The classes have empowered me to be proactive and less anxious.  The sessions provided comprehensive information with timely commentary and anecdotal examples - all presented with empathy, compassion and humor. 

Queens 11/2016


I got a lot of information from these classes.  Actually came with a friend but didn't think I needed the class.  So happy I came.  It let me see that I can be proactive in my health and make decisions that nudge me towards good health.

Queens 11/2016








Aloha Kidney

Kidney Disease           Education if:

- Chronic kidney disease (CKD), or

- Excess urine protein, or

- Want to prevent CKD, or

- At risk for CKD due to obesity, diabetes, high BP, prior heart attack, stroke, PAD, prior acute kidney injury, stones, family with CKD, etc


 

Our credentials

All Aloha Kidney classes are taught by a kidney specialist (nephrologist). CKD navigators are MDs or RNs, each with more than 20 years experience in caring for those with kidney disease.

CKD Navigation - by experienced RN or MD for:

  • Patients
  • Doctors
  • MD office staff
  • Hospital discharge planners
  • Dialysis units

Testimonials, comments from graduates of our classes . . .



Aloha Kidney helped me realize how my body works and the important functioning of the kidneys and other organs.  It made me want to take better care of my body through better diet choices, exercise, following up with my doctors, and looking at life with greater appreciation of what I have.  I really enjoyed class #6 with the former kidney patients!  Very informative and educational.

Pali Momi 5/2016


Dr. Wong has been very informative about everything to do with kidneys.  She has made it easier to understand Chronic Kidney Disease.  I was a little stressed but now I am able to choose what ways to go through, whether dialysis, transplant or end of life.  For me, a lot of the classes I knew about - diet, medications, blood tests.  However, the discussion about the kidneys, function, how it affects the body was very meaningful.  So now, I will watch what I eat, my meds and how it affects my kidneys and overall, take better care of myself.  The classes are good for people that do not know anything, about the kidneys and how everything matters: your body, diet, emotions, medication, exercise, and accepting end of life situations.

Pali Momi 5/2016


I learned that portion size is important.  Ingredients is important.

Pali Momi 5/2016


The most important for me was the question "how long do you want to live?"  Good question.  Got me thinking. . . . .  

Excellent presentations.  I learned a lot.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge.  This class made me think - how long I want to live; and also when I should retire and maybe enjoy life more.

Pali Momi 5/2016


It taught me how our lifestyle eventually affects our health.  If we take care of ourselves in youth,  we may not have as many problems later in life.  

Pali Momi 5/2016


As a caregiver to my brother, I learned a very important word in this class:  "Choice".  It took away a lot of guilt and pressure I felt in the responsibility of care giving.  Another is being prepared for what you want to do when your GFR is at 20.  Dr. Wong, your humor is infectious.  It makes our time spent with chuckles here and there - LOVE IT - makes the time go by quickly.

Pali Momi 5/2016


Thank you for sharing with the class your wisdom, knowledge and experience so that I can make informed choices to better my health, to care and protect my kidney.  For me the greatest thing I have gained through these classes is the revelation and understanding that the choices I make will ensure and affect the type of care I receive from my doctors or any medical professionals who are involved with my care.  

Queens 8/2016


Being that I came as support for my brother, surprisingly I found myself learning some things which I was not aware about, that I was able to connect to other types of health conditions I was aware of.  This was an informative class, which I was happy about, for this is something that I feel everyone who has this condition would benefit from learning.  I believe the information shared can only benefit those fortunate enough to be at the classes.  Thank you very much for everything

Queens 8/2016


The information on kidney disease prevention and managing kidney disease was more than I'd expected.  Moreover, Dr. Wong's presentation of the information was easy to understand despite the complex nature of the disease, as if she were having a conversation with the attendees.  I'm not a morning person and did not nod off at any time during the classes.  

I really appreciated that Dr. Wong touched on things like how to communicate with your doctor and the importance of that communication.  I would without a doubt, recommend these classes to anyone interested.  

​Queens 8/2016


The emphasis on thinking about what you want to get out of this life in the time you have left had a great impact.  The idea of "mindful" eating had great impact.

Pali Momi 8/2016


Thank you for doing this class.  It will help us live our life differently and make much better choices.  You make it understandable and non-judgmental which makes me want to change my life.  It's workable.  We are grateful.

Pali Momi 8/2016


I basically came to these classes to accompany my husband.  So glad I did.  I have had RA for the past 15 years and through these classes I've learned that concerning my own health, everything is doable, sometimes even fixable.  Much better outlook in life.  Mahalo.  "Celebrate successes"

Castle 8/2016


I wish I had known many of the things I've learned in this class.  This class would be beneficial for all retirees and seniors before they reach CKD.

Castle 8/2016


I think these classes have covered everything I need to know regarding my kidney in the 6 classes.  I understand more on how to read my blood test printout.  Dr. Wong did an excellent job with humor, class hand outs, explaining topics thoroughly.  I must thank my doctor for suggesting that I attend this class.  Would recommend this class to everyone.  

​Castle 8/2016


I got a reality check hearing stories shared by patients, comments and questions from others in class.  These classes gave me a purpose to take better care of myself and improve my heath by making wise choices.  

​Queens 11/2016