DCI Skowhegan has been in operation since 2003. We are located in Central Maine. The 12 station clinic is tucked away on Research Drive to provide a quiet and serene location for the patients and staff to enjoy, yet close enough to area shops and restaurants or wilderness locations . Our staff of professional registered nurses and certified hemodialysis technicians offer greater than 30 years of dialysis experience combined. The staff of Skowhegan offer a family-like atmosphere with state of the art technology and exceptional care to all of our patients. We offer a 3 season travel destination for traveling dialysis patients. Our staff is flexible and congenial, very willing to meet the needs of the dialysis community. We strive to provide each patient with respect, dignity and to be a quality leader in the kidney community.
Being located in Central Maine, Skowhegan offers endless opportunities for all. We are a place to watch! Our staff recognize and value patients. We are courteous, professional and collaborate across disciplines. We welcome traveling patients to our clinic for long and short term visits. Our Medical Director, Dr. Charles Jacobs, provides leadership to the healthcare team focusing on quality and excellence for all patients that come through our doors.
Charles Jacobs, M.D.
Betty Jo Shaw, R.N.
Lorna Vautour, R.N.
Kimberly Solberg, L.M.S.W.
Roberta Damren, R.D.
In-center hemodialysis is performed at a dialysis facility. Hemodialysis treatments are scheduled three times a week. The length of the treatment is prescribed by a physician and generally lasts 4 hours. To start treatment, specially trained nurses and dialysis technicians insert two needles, connected to dialysis tubing, into a person’s access (usually in the arm) to circulate the blood out of the body, through the tubing, into the dialysis machine to remove the excess fluid and waste, and then back into the person’s body. Nurses and technicians are always there watching and monitoring the treatment.