Fresenius Medical Care relocates new dialysis facility to Pearisburg
PEARISBURG, Va. – Fresenius Medical Care North America, the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, today announced the relocation of Fresenius Medical Care Giles Dialysis, a new dialysis clinic that will serve the area’s growing population of patients with chronic kidney disease.
The Medicare-certified facility is located at 1 Taylor Ave. For more information on the clinic, which is now accepting new patients, call 921-3117 or 1-866-4-DIALYSIS (1-866-434-2597).
Fresenius Medical Care Giles Dialysis offers the latest in dialysis services, including access to its regional home dialysis program that can offer patients greater independence, convenience and health benefits, traditional in-center daytime hemodialysis, and a kidney transplant support program, anemia management, nutrition counseling, bone disease management and social worker support.
The modern clinic features 13 dialysis treatment stations; CHAIRSIDE™ online charting and electronic health record system with touch-screen monitors at dialysis stations, for clinical staff to accurately enter and securely track critical patient information; single use of dialyzers, unlike other facilities that may disinfect and reuse them; an emergency backup electrical generator to help continue critical patient care in the event of a power outage; treatment stations designed for patient comfort and convenience that feature individual media systems; wireless Internet access in the facility for patients who bring their own computers; and reclining, heated treatment chairs with massage features.
Alan Sklar, M.D., a nephrologist (kidney specialist) with New River Nephrology Associates with offices in Pearisburg, provides medical director oversight at the new facility.
“At this newly relocated Fresenius Medical Care facility, patients will benefit from the latest treatment methods while receiving excellent, patient-centered care from our dedicated team,” said Sklar. “Dialysis patients spend many hours receiving treatment each week, so we are pleased to offer this level of care in a more convenient location for people in the Giles County area.”
Fresenius Medical Care offers a Treatment Options Program (TOPs) at no cost to inform at-risk patients and their families about chronic kidney disease and all available treatments for kidney failure, including dialysis and kidney transplants. Sessions are open to the public and are held regularly at the facility; call toll-free 1-877-TOPS-LIFE (1-877-867-7543) for more information.
All Fresenius Medical Care facilities share the company’s UltraCare® mission of delivering excellent, patient-centered care through innovative programs, the latest technology, continuous quality improvement and a focus on superior customer service.
Dialysis is a life-sustaining process that cleans waste products from the blood, removes extra fluids and controls the body’s chemistry when a person’s kidneys fail. Dialysis patients typically require treatment on an ongoing basis unless they receive a kidney transplant.
– Submitted by Kelly Whitaker
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