Milestones in the History of Carolina Kidney Care

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1970’s

1976

  • Dr. Kent Webb and Dr. Choomsang Lohavichan began practicing nephrology in Fayetteville.

1977

  • The Fayetteville Kidney Center opens as the first outpatient dialysis facility in the area, serving seven surrounding counties. It is the first facility in NC built from the ground up to provide dialysis treatments, initially treating just three patients.
  • The first acute (hospital) dialysis facility in the area opens at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center (CFVMC), under the direction of Dr. Webb.
  • Dr. Webb becomes the first director of the hospital nephrology/dialysis program.

1978

  • Ward 2 South at CFVMC becomes the designated Nephrology Ward for specialized care of patients with acute and chronic kidney disease.

1980’s

1986

  • The Lumberton Kidney Center opens as the first dialysis center in Robeson County.

1987

  • Drs. Webb and Lohavichan form a joint practice as Fayetteville Nephrology Associates.

1989

  • Dr. Kenneth Melton joins the practice.

1990’s

1990

  • Dr. Webb becomes the first Chief of Nephrology at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

1993

  • Dr. William Buchanan joins the practice.

1996

  • Dr. Lee McConnell joins the practice.

1998

  • The North Ramsey Dialysis facility opens in Fayetteville.

1999

  • The South Ramsey Dialysis facility opens in Fayetteville.

2000’s

2000

  • Dr. Yaun Lu joins the practice.
  • Dr. Richmond Nuamah joins the practice.
  • The Nephrology Practice office opens a second office in Lumberton.

2001

  • Red Springs Dialysis opens as a second facility in Robeson County.

2002

  • Dr. Maureen Achuko joins the practice.
  • Dr. Mark Kasari joins the practice as Carolina Kidney Care’s first interventional nephrologist.
  • The Fairmont Dialysis facility opens in Robeson County.

2003

  • Dr. Sanjay Mittal joins the practice.

2004

  • The Nephrology Procedure and Dialysis Access Center opens in Fayetteville. This is the first such facility in North Carolina.

2005

  • The acute dialysis facility opens at SRMC.

2006

  • Dr. Moses Kumi joins the practice.

2007

  • Dr. Emily Sun joins the practice.

2008

  • St. Paul’s Dialysis facility opens in Robeson County.

2009

  • The nocturnal dialysis program is operational at the West Fayetteville Dialysis Center under the direction of Nr. Nuamah.
  • The home hemodialysis program is initiated under the direction of Dr. Achuko.

2010’s

2010

  • The Pembroke Dialysis Center opens in Robeson County.

2011

  • The Roseboro Dialysis Center opens in Sampson County.

2012

  • A satellite clinic opens in Elizabethtown (Bladen County).
  • A satellite clinic opens in Pembroke (Robeson County).

 


Over one thousand patients are treated in the facilities developed by Carolina Kidney Care and Fresenius Medical Care. Carolina Kidney Care now has twelve nephrologists, seven nurse practitioners and one physician assistant providing care at five hospitals, dialysis centers, home training clinics, a dialysis access center, three acute units, two main offices and two satellite offices. In addition to peritoneal dialysis training, we now provide home hemodialysis training and offer nocturnal in-center dialysis.