What to Expect from a Visit to a Dialysis Center
At Innovative Renal Care, you’re not just a patient. You’re a valued member of our community. We understand that visiting a dialysis center can be overwhelming, especially at first.
That is why, in addition to providing high-quality kidney care, we work hard to ensure every visit is as comfortable and reassuring as possible.
Your Very First Visit
When you get referred for dialysis, your first appointment with us will be a consultation. That’s because we want to know you, your lifestyle habits, medical history, and unique health goals.
This information helps us create a personalized treatment plan to ensure optimal health outcomes for you.
Once you’re ready to begin your treatment plan, a welcoming front staff member will greet you and get you checked in. When your treatment chair is prepared, a clinical staff member will escort you and get you prepped for dialysis.
Before each treatment, we will check your weight, blood pressure, and temperature. This information helps inform your unique dialysis needs. Next, we will ask you to wash your hands and access site (if applicable) to avoid contamination and infection.
You’ll get to know our technicians, nurses, and nephrologists throughout your treatment time with us, and soon, we’ll feel like an extended part of your family.
Please don’t be afraid to ask your dialysis team any questions. We value our patient relationships and support patient education. We believe knowledge empowers you to make informed healthcare decisions about your kidney health and ongoing dialysis needs.