Dialysis Management Clinics (DMC) was the first community dialysis facility in Ontario, founded in 1982 by Igal and Carol Holtzer, as well as the late Franca Tantalo.

Our History

Over 40 years ago, a small dialysis unit opened its doors to help dialysis patients travel to and from Toronto. This was Ontario’s first out-of-hospital community dialysis facility.

This small unit was able to demonstrate that safe and high-quality dialysis could be provided in an out-of-hospital setting. In 1993, DMC’s community dialysis model became the blueprint for provincially licensed dialysis centres. Within three short years, DMC was awarded approval to operate publicly funded dialysis facilities for residents living in and around Markham, Pickering, and Peterborough.

To this day, all three DMC sites have grown to respond to the needs of their respective communities and referring partner hospital programs. Although each facility is funded to support Ontario insured (OHIP) patients only, in respect to the founders’ original vision, DMC continues to support a dialysis patient’s ability to travel by working to provide access to short term dialysis stays at their sites.

Our Vision

“To model the future of healthcare. ”

Our Purpose

“To celebrate life and provide the best care. ”

“Our values shape our attitudes and how we interact with each other, our patients and their families. We strive to build upon our successes every day and create a welcoming space for all. ”

Our Values

We are there for one another.
We succeed as a team and are always willing to lend a helping hand. 

We create a relaxing and friendly environment.

We go beyond the necessary to make everyone feel at home and among friends. 

We build people up by making them feel important and special.

We celebrate the victories of every day. 

We are respectful of the special role we have in people’s lives.

We are authentic to ourselves and genuinely care about what’s happening in each other’s world.

We help everyone do better.

We empower each other and our patients to find their own success. 

We see the best in people.

We treat everyone with respect and practice resilience in the face of challenges. 

We listen first and hear what is not being said.

By considering the whole story, we strive to meet the specific needs of patients, their families and one another.

Schedule an in-person tour or start a conversation about treatment options, start your dialysis journey at one of our three clinics today.

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About Our Team

Find out more about our dedicated and experienced team of health care professionals, leaders and advisors.

Our Team

Find an answer to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding starting treatment or accessing our clinics.

Frequently Asked Questions