80 A Veterans Blvd
Acoma, NM 87034
About our clinic
Our clinic is amazing.
Monday – Saturday
6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Special Needs Accommodations
Access to interpreter
Public transportation on Reservation
Free wi-fi access for patients
About Our Staff:
The clinical staff have extensive experience in caring for patients with ESRD at other DCI locations.
Shan Shan Chen, M.D.Medical Director
Vicki Brantley, RN, MSNArea Operations Director
Tara Roane, RNNurse Manager
Dolores AntesSocial Worker
Phoebe Higgins and Loraine SpreackerDietitians
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.