I Hate Dialysis Message Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 17, 2019, 12:15:39 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
528856 Posts in 33251 Topics by 12317 Members
Latest Member: Caregivingsister
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  I Hate Dialysis Message Board
|-+  Dialysis Discussion
| |-+  Dialysis: Traveling Tips and Stories (Moderator: Vt Big Rig)
| | |-+  Do You Have a Dialysis Center You Could Recommend for Travelers?
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Do You Have a Dialysis Center You Could Recommend for Travelers?  (Read 5857 times)
Stacy Without An E
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 457


God's Action Figure

WWW
« on: November 29, 2007, 02:24:08 PM »

Dialysis centers are so different from one block to the next so I thought it would be a good idea if we could recommend centers that we've been treated in that really take care of their patients.

I highly recommend Satellite Dialysis in Santa Rosa, CA.  If you're going to be traveling in the Wine Country of Northern California, this center is brand new, forty-eight chairs, all new equipment and the staff is friendly and knowledgable

Here's the details if anyone wants them:

Satellite Dialysis of Santa Rosa
2301 Circadian Way #C
Santa Rosa, CA. 95407
(707) 526-0717

And, of course, say hello if you're there at night.  I'll be the one watching something geeky and flirting with the nurses.
Logged

Stacy Without An E

1st Kidney Transplant: May 1983
2nd Kidney Transplant: January 1996
3rd Kidney Transplant: Any day now.

The Adventures of Stacy Without An E
stacywithoutane.blogspot.com

Dialysis.  Two needles.  One machine.  No compassion.
twirl
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 8960


« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 12:46:58 PM »

I recommend the only dialysis center in Durango,Colorado

new chair, your own flat screen tv, snacks, juices, and sf candy, and a glorious view
Logged
Vlynn
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 21

« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 07:46:25 AM »

I recommend IHS Queens Dialysis at South Flushing if you are going to the big apple! They are great with time :bandance;
Logged
delwart
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1

« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 03:42:40 PM »

dearborn dialysis - taylor,michigan .... exceptional care

greene county davita - snow hill,n.c. -  the best!!
Logged
paddbear0000
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2384


Dogs & IHDer's are always glad to see you!

WWW
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 09:11:24 PM »

Does anyone have any recommendations for the Boston, Mass area? My sister-in-law's wedding is in June and I'll probably need a treatment while there.
Logged

********************************************************
I HAVE DESIGNED CKD RELATED PRODUCTS FOR SALE TO BENEFIT THE NKF'S 2009 DAYTON KIDNEY WALK (I'M A TEAM CAPTAIN)! CHECK IT OUT @ www.cafepress.com/RetroDogDesigns!!

...or sponsor me at http://walk.kidney.org/goto/janetschnittger
********************************************************
Twitter.com/NKFKidneyWalker
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659267443&ref=nf 
www.caringbridge.org/visit/janetschnittger

Diagnosed type 1 diabetic at age 6, CKD (stage 3) diagnosed at 28 after hospital error a year before, started dialysis February '09. Listed for kidney/pancreas transplant at Ohio State & Univ. of Cincinnati.
Chris
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 9219


WWW
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 10:52:26 PM »

I haven't been to my center in awhile, but it was waaaay better than my first center not to far away. The nurses and techs were nice and caring, each dialysis chair's overhead light is individually controlled, you could eat and drink there (they offer coffeee, ice, or ice water), they do have individual tv's along with DVD players (but shared with 4 monitors). Of course the monitors are probably upgraded now, plus they still remember me after all this time  ;D after I went to a seminar on different types of dialysis put on by Baxter.

Silver Cross Renal Center West www.silvercross.org
1051 Essington Rd # 160
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 729-9240
Logged

Diabetes -  age 7

Neuropathy in legs age 10

Eye impairments and blindness in one eye began in 95, major one during visit to the Indy 500 race of that year
   -glaucoma and surgery for that
     -cataract surgery twice on same eye (2000 - 2002). another one growing in good eye
     - vitrectomy in good eye post tx November 2003, totally blind for 4 months due to complications with meds and infection

Diagnosed with ESRD June 29, 1999
1st Dialysis - July 4, 1999
Last Dialysis - December 2, 2000

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant - December 3, 2000

Cataract Surgery on good eye - June 24, 2009
Knee Surgery 2010
2011/2012 in process of getting a guide dog
Guide Dog Training begins July 2, 2012 in NY
Guide Dog by end of July 2012
Next eye surgery late 2012 or 2013 if I feel like it
Home with Guide dog - July 27, 2012
Knee Surgery #2 - Oct 15, 2012
Eye Surgery - Nov 2012
Lifes Adventures -  Priceless

No two day's are the same, are they?
twirl
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 8960


« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 04:00:21 PM »

Durango, Colorado
beautiful view of the mountains
small clinic
serve you snacks --- tea, ice tea, grape juice and crackers and animal cookies and sugar free candy, water and ice, a couple of other juices
small screen televison and you do not need ear phones
it was like being on vacation from my clinic
such a difference
Logged
ladyhawk526
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 9


« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 10:04:10 PM »

I went to two FMC clinics in San Antonio about 3 years ago.  The first clinic was terrible.  Not very friendly at all and were not helpful.  It was not a good experience.  Luckily I only did one treatment there.  The second place was alsoan FMC I believe and were a little friendlier.  Right now I am at an FMC facility in Austin and they are wonderful here.  The techs treat the patients like they are real people.  At this site you are allowed to eat and drink which I am not allowed to do in Northern Indiana.  I have a catheter and in Indiana it has to have a sealed bandage on it at all times and no showers or swimming.  Here in Austin, no bandage so it can breath and you are allowed to shower and swim in a pool.  So, I took a real shower. It was great.  :yahoo;
Logged
Chris
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 9219


WWW
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009, 10:42:31 PM »

I went to two FMC clinics in San Antonio about 3 years ago.  The first clinic was terrible.  Not very friendly at all and were not helpful.  It was not a good experience.  Luckily I only did one treatment there.  The second place was alsoan FMC I believe and were a little friendlier.  Right now I am at an FMC facility in Austin and they are wonderful here.  The techs treat the patients like they are real people.  At this site you are allowed to eat and drink which I am not allowed to do in Northern Indiana.  I have a catheter and in Indiana it has to have a sealed bandage on it at all times and no showers or swimming.  Here in Austin, no bandage so it can breath and you are allowed to shower and swim in a pool.  So, I took a real shower. It was great.  :yahoo;
I think most of us here are told to not shower or swim when we had catheters in to avoid infection and have them covered because the catheter is easily infectable. Since it's temporary and not totally secured in place and sealed, I would be careful and clean it with bedadyne ( I know I have the spelling wrong, but it's the red stuff).
Logged

Diabetes -  age 7

Neuropathy in legs age 10

Eye impairments and blindness in one eye began in 95, major one during visit to the Indy 500 race of that year
   -glaucoma and surgery for that
     -cataract surgery twice on same eye (2000 - 2002). another one growing in good eye
     - vitrectomy in good eye post tx November 2003, totally blind for 4 months due to complications with meds and infection

Diagnosed with ESRD June 29, 1999
1st Dialysis - July 4, 1999
Last Dialysis - December 2, 2000

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant - December 3, 2000

Cataract Surgery on good eye - June 24, 2009
Knee Surgery 2010
2011/2012 in process of getting a guide dog
Guide Dog Training begins July 2, 2012 in NY
Guide Dog by end of July 2012
Next eye surgery late 2012 or 2013 if I feel like it
Home with Guide dog - July 27, 2012
Knee Surgery #2 - Oct 15, 2012
Eye Surgery - Nov 2012
Lifes Adventures -  Priceless

No two day's are the same, are they?
Wallyz
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 991


« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009, 10:46:09 PM »

In the Seattle Area-  Any of the Northwest Kidney Centers.  If you are traveling north form there, The Smokey Point Puget Sound Kidney Center or the Whidbey Island PSKC branch


PSKC.net

nwkidney.org
Logged
Hanify
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1814


Hadija, Athol, Me and Molly at Havelock North 09

« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009, 12:10:19 AM »

In NZ there are no independent dialysis centres so you have to go to a hospital.  Wellington hospital dialysis unit is lovely if anyone's planning on coming this far.
Logged

Diagnosed Nov 2007 with Multiple Myeloma.
By Jan 2008 was in end stage renal failure and on haemodialysis.
Changed to CAPD in April 2008.  Now on PD with a cycler.  Working very part time - teaching music.  Love it.  Husband is Paul (we're both 46), daughter Molly is 13.
kitkatz
Administrator/Owner
Member for Life
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 16982


« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009, 06:48:44 PM »

FMC on Pleasant in Milwaukee, Wi., has a pleasant atmosphere for nocturnal. They seemed to care about me when I was there.  New head nurse though, was slow. Slow to put me on, slow to take me off.  I was not on for my full eight hours any of the nights I was there.  She was more concerned with what the BP said on the machine than how I said i felt. She had cold hands!  All in all on a rating of 1 to 10 about a 6. Would I go back? Sure.
Logged



lifenotonthelist.com

Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
dwcrawford
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 5315


Getting the heck out of town.

« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2009, 02:05:45 PM »

I was just this minute asking about travel on another thread (kind of off topic there but it isn't here).  I want to go to  NYC in a few months and the social worker at Davita is working with me.  I just would like to know, in general, how are you received as a visitor and if there much difficulty.  Not speciffically NY, just in general.  Frankly, it frightens me, but I do need to get out of here for a little while.
Logged

Come to think of it, nothing is funny anymore.

Nothing that I post here is intended for fact but rather for exploration into my personal thought processes.  Any slight, use of words with multiple connotations or other percieved insults are totally unintended.  I reserve my insults for private.
kitkatz
Administrator/Owner
Member for Life
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 16982


« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2009, 02:09:48 PM »

I find most dialysis centers to be very similar. Just be able to tell them what you want and how to stick you. If you need anything different let them know about it.
Logged



lifenotonthelist.com

Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
Wallyz
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 991


« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2009, 11:12:47 PM »

BEtter yet- if you are planning to travel, learn to stick yourself and get some buttonholes going.
Logged
dwcrawford
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 5315


Getting the heck out of town.

« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2009, 05:14:46 AM »

Wonder how long it will take to get my bulletholes working?
Logged

Come to think of it, nothing is funny anymore.

Nothing that I post here is intended for fact but rather for exploration into my personal thought processes.  Any slight, use of words with multiple connotations or other percieved insults are totally unintended.  I reserve my insults for private.
twirl
Member for Life
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 8960


« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2009, 04:19:40 PM »

I went to dailysis in Durgano, Colorado and it was a pleasure
I could see the snow and mountains
they served snacks!
some strange lady served candy to non diabetics
I had my own flat screen television and ear phones were not needed and I swear I could not hear anyone else's' television
they were so nice
I thought I was in the wrong place
what a difference
made me hate to come back to Conroe
and I told the Durango people things going on in my clinc and they were appalled
I actually felt like I was wanted
warm and smiley facey
Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
 

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!