SAN ANGELO, TX – Just over two months ago Fresenius Kidney Care opened its doors in San Angelo.
According to the center, the San Angelo facility has the ability to treat up to 72 patients a week.
“We are excited for the opportunity to bring state-of-the-art equipment and the highest quality care to people in San Angelo in need of dialysis,” said Fresenius Kidney Care Clinical Manager, Sheryl Van Zandt. “At Fresenius Kidney Care, we are committed to providing comprehensive care to people living with chronic kidney disease so that our patients can lead fuller lives.”
Fresenius Kidney Care offers dialysis services both at home and at the center located at 2018 Pulliam St.
According to the CDC, 1 in 7 U.S. adults have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. Symptoms and warning signs for late-stage kidney disease include changes in urination, fatigue, swelling in hands or feet, and pain in the small of the back
Of those who are currently receiving dialysis, 12.5% complete the process in their homes.
“Home dialysis allows patients to receive life-sustaining treatment in the comfort of their homes, on a schedule that works best for their medical and lifestyle priorities,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hymes, Chief Medical Officer for Fresenius Kidney Care. “With the proper education, training, and support, we can help most patients thrive on home dialysis.”