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Mr Sparky
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« on: May 15, 2016, 04:58:10 AM »

I go to Davita and there is alot of good and bad about it in general and not just from the particular one that I have to go to. But compared with the other major ones, Fresenius and ARA or American Renal Associates, which of these thee would you say are the best? There are probably some I haven't heard of. But to my knowledge, I think the three I just named are the ones running the centers.
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"Dialysis ain't got nuthin' on me."


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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 08:02:28 AM »

I go to Davita and there is alot of good and bad about it in general and not just from the particular one that I have to go to. But compared with the other major ones, Fresenius and ARA or American Renal Associates, which of these thee would you say are the best? There are probably some I haven't heard of. But to my knowledge, I think the three I just named are the ones running the centers.


I will no longer associate with a for profit dialysis provider.  After losing my transplant, was with 2 different for profits for 4.5 years and fought with 2 different for profits for 4.5 years and left.  Now with a university medical healthcare facility.  Although they have jobbed out the day to day management to a for profit company, the nephrologists determine medical protocols and the administration more willing to listen to patient concerns than the straight for profits.  My first go round on dialysis I was with a non profit hospital based out patient facility. 


Top 10 Dialysis Providers 2013

Fresenius  -  no dialyzer reuse
DaVita -  dialyzer reuse
Dialysis Clinics, Inc. - reuse
American Renal Associates -  no reuse
US Renal Care - no reuse
DSI Renal - no reuse
Innovative Dialysis Systems - reuse
Satellite Healthcare - reuse
Renal Ventures Management - no reuse
Centers for Dialysis Care  - reuse

PROFILES OF THE 10 LARGEST PROVIDERS - http://www.nephrology-digital.com/201307#&pageSet=11&contentItem=0
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I started in center hemodialysis as a 22 y.o. in 1978.  Cadaver transplant in 1990 and then back to in center hemodialysis in 2004 (nocturnal shift since 2011) after losing my transplant.  Former Associate  Director/Communications Director of the NKF of Georgia, President of the Atlanta Area AAKP Chapter, and consumer representative to ESRD Network 6.  Self-employed since 1993.

Dialysis prescription:
Sun-Tue-Thur - 6 hours per treatment
Dialysate flow (Qd) - 600 
Blood pump speed(Qb) - 315
Fresenius Optiflux200 NR filter - NO REUSE
Fresenius 2008 K2 dialysis machine
3.0 calcium/2.0 potassium bath
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 09:20:20 PM »

the 2 davita centers I've been to have been good to me so far.  My first dialysis center was through obamacare and it was ok, kind of dirty.  A lot of the techs and RNs were rude and they didn't have good training, meaning when they insert the needles, they just shove them in there whereas the techs and RNs at davita do it very slowly and try not to cause pain especially when they extract some of the blood just before they hook you up to the dialyzer.  Transferring to another davita center was virtually painless. Trying to transfer from a non Davita dialysis center to a Davia dialysis center was like pulling teeth.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 04:49:30 AM »

I'm late to this party but I wanted to say my center is hospital owned and run, staff training is a seven week program, I dearly love the people who work there.
Were it not for the 12 hours, daytime, it takes I wouldn't mind going, LOL that's why I'm going on PD.
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