New dialysis clinic in Winchester

Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, has opened a new dialysis clinic in Winchester.

Richard Kerby, director of operations for the Shenandoah Valley clinic, said he has received positive feedback from the patients about the quality of care provided at the clinic.

“They like the fact that it’s a very calm atmosphere,” he said. “Part of that is we’re a brand new clinic and we don’t have as many patients as a full clinic would have, so it would seem a little more relaxed and calm. And they like the layout of the clinic.”

He added that the clinic is certified for in-center hemodialysis and in the future would like to become certified in home dialysis treatment for peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis.

Fresenius Medical Care Shenandoah Valley began seeing patients in March, but held an open house on May 4. The 9,000-square-foot clinic has a capacity of 48 patients. He said the average age of the patients are between 50 and 75 years old.

Patients come in three times per week for dialysis, which can take three to four hours to complete. He said that the treatment stations have been designed for patient comfort and feature reclining heated massage chairs, individual televisions and wireless internet access.

“We’re looking forward to being in the market for a long time,” he said.

For more information about the clinic, call 540-535-2254 or visit the clinic at 38 W. Jubal Early Drive, Winchester.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com