Renal Dialysis Services
Treating Kidney Disease in North Central Arkansas
For more information about the facility, contact nephrologist Dr. Daniel
Valach at (870) 508-5010.
Baxter Regional Medical Center is proud to partner with Renal Ventures
Management – Renal Center of Mountain Home to provide dialysis services
to residents of the Twin Lakes area. The dialysis facility is located
in the old Post Office building at 200 E. Eighth St. in Mountain Home.
According to measurements by Medicare to compare dialysis facilities, Renal
Ventures Management – Renal Center of Mountain Home performs well
above the national average.
About Renal Dialysis
Dialysis is needed when a patient develops end stage kidney failure. This
usually occurs when the patient loses anywhere from 85 to 90 percent of
their normal kidney function and their glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
is less than 15. The GFR is calculated by a medical professional and it
takes into account a patient’s age, body size, blood creatinine
test, and gender. The GFR determines the patient’s stage of kidney
disease and informs the doctor about what kind of treatment is necessary.
When a patient’s kidneys fail, dialysis helps their body:
- Remove waste, extra water, and salt to prevent a buildup from occurring
- Maintain and regulate a safe level of specific chemicals in their blood
- Control their blood pressure levels