Providing compassionate kidney care to Central Florida residents for 50 years, Central Florida Kidney Centers makes your well-being our priority every day. With all the support you need to heal and get back to life, Central Florida Kidney Centers is large enough to serve and small enough to care, with seven locally operated dialysis centers providing treatment options for adults, children and infants.
Guided by our non-profit mission, Central Florida Kidney Centers’ physicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers and technical staff are as determined as you are to choose the right treatment and lifestyle support best suited for you and your family. In our centers, you will experience the healing hands and knowledge of our clinical staff, comfortable settings and state-of-the-art dialysis equipment.
Because Central Florida Kidney Centers is locally operated, we have been able to make recent strategic investments in our people and facilities to ensure you will have a caring, fully staffed and optimal clinical experience with us while you do your part to heal.
Your doctor takes care of your general health and may have been the one that diagnosed you with kidney disease. It is important that you maintain your regular visits with them and advise them of any changes in your health.
Your nephrologist will manage your kidney health, order your dialysis treatment with us and prescribe medications that you may need. The nephrologist visits the dialysis center on a regular basis to review your progress, test results and provides ongoing care for your kidney treatments.
Your nurse manager is a Registered Nurse (RN) in charge of the dialysis center and who supervises your entire care team to make sure that you are getting the care you need.
Your dialysis nurse oversees your dialysis treatment prescribed by your nephrologist and collaborates closely with the patient care technician (PCT) to administer your treatment. This nurse will visit with you during treatment, review your lab results, monitor your vital signs and complete an assessment after each visit to our dialysis center. And, you can look to your dialysis nurse to answer any questions you may have about your daily care and your kidney treatments.
From the moment you walk into the center to the time you leave, your PCT will be with you nearly every step of the way. Working under the direction of your nurse, you’ll see that your PCT will help run your dialysis treatment and make sure you have everything you need to make your stay safe and comfortable. The PCT is there to listen to any concerns you may have and will refer you to the appropriate team member as needed.
Your social worker will provide you with making life with kidney disease less overwhelming and manageable, giving you practical and psychosocial support now and ahead so you can thrive. You can look to your social worker to help with insurance, work, travel arrangements, financial concerns and any needed referrals. To best assist you and your family members, bring a list of questions with you to your visits and be openly honest about how you feel physically and mentally so we can provide you with 360-degree support.
A Central Florida Kidney Center dietician specializes is part of your care team to help you learn about and manage the dietary requirements specifically needed for kidney disease. Armed with your lab results and treatment program, our dietitian will create a customized meal plan that is gentle on your kidneys and provides the key nutrients your body needs with specific recommendations to help you get the nutrients, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals you need. Your role is equally important - following your dietitian’s instructions is one of the best things that you can do for your overall health and care for your kidneys.