Agnesian Dialysis Services Moving
When someone has experienced kidney failure, proper ongoing treatment is absolutely essential. Agnesian Dialysis Services – now moving to 305 Camelot Drive in Fond du Lac – combines today’s state-of-the-art technology with caring professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality dialysis services available.
The new facility, which will also house the Agnesian Health Shoppe (effective Monday, April 13), helps area dialysis patients become – and remain – as healthy as possible, close to home.
“This new facility is designed for patient comfort, with aesthetic touches that include comfortable furnishings and attractive colors, individual TVs, and much more,” says Diane Posthuma, Agnesian Dialysis Services director. “Comfort has also been in mind, and our patients will enjoy our new treatment chairs with heat and massage options.”
The facility, with convenient access off the Highway 151 bypass, features 19 dialysis stations, along with the most current technology and highest quality of clinical care.
“We have a great deal of pride in the dialysis services being offered here, along with the dedicated, professional staff who each day provides our patients’ care,” according to Posthuma. “All of our staff members use their expertise not only to give treatments, but also to teach patients how to cope successfully with both their disease and their dialysis.”
Agnesian Dialysis Services specially-trained staff is led by Drs. Bret Pasiuk (pictured above) and Rafal Ciecierski (pictured below), both board-certified nephrologists. Dr. Pasiuk cares for patients in Beaver Dam and Fond du Lac, while Dr. Ciecierski sees patients in Fond du Lac and Waupun. They are joined by Aleshia Cole, APNP, nurse practitioner.
Working closely with these providers are Diane Posthuma and Sue VanHouten, dialysis supervisors, and a full complement of certified nurses and technicians. In addition, Agnesian Dialysis Services offers patients comprehensive support services from dietitians, social workers and chaplains who understand the special needs of patients on dialysis.
“We encourage patients to take an active part in their care and to be as independent as they can,” says Posthuma. “We also encourage patients and their families to share experiences among themselves. We take a holistic approach to patient care – considering physical well-being first, but also tending to patients’ psychological and spiritual needs.”
Agnesian Dialysis Services offers two methods of treatment to people with end-stage kidney disease. Hemodialysis is a procedure, which uses a machine to rid the blood of waste buildup and remove excess water.
The second method, peritoneal dialysis, places fluid into the abdominal cavity to flush out the waste and excess water, which a functioning kidney would normally remove.
In addition, staff works with patients on renal (kidney) transplant options, including getting them on transplant waiting lists.
Agnesian Dialysis Services is committed to meeting the dialysis needs of persons living in the Fond du Lac area. If you are currently receiving services at another location and would like to schedule your dialysis locally, speak with your physician regarding a referral to Agnesian Dialysis Services.
For more information, call (920) 923-2333. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Pasiuk or Ciecierski, call (920) 926-8573.