Mount Pleasant

Address

20 East Main Street
Mount Pleasant, PA, 15666

 

About our clinic

DCI Mount Pleasant has been open since Dec. 1993. It is a 13-station clinic providing hemodialysis, CAPD & CCPD training and support. This clinic is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania in the foothills of the Laurel Highlands.

Transient dialysis offered.

 

Contact Info

Phone: 724-547-6511
Email: information@dciinc.org

 

Hours

Monday – Saturday
5:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Ages Served

Adult

 

Special Needs Accommodations

ADA

 

Languages Spoken

Access to interpreter

 

Public Transportation

Mount Pleasant Taxi
FACT (Fayette County)
Veteran’s Cab
WCTA (Westmoreland County)
Greensburg Yellow Cab

 

Internet Access

Free wi-fi access for patients

About Our Staff:

The clinical staff have extensive experience in caring for patients with ESRD.

Joseph S. Moss, M.D.

Medical Director

Carol Lesnick

Area Operations Manager

Andy Johnson

Nurse Manager

Crosina George

Social Worker

Holly Miller

Dietitian
Services offered
In-center hemodialysis

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.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis, or PD, is a daily treatment. PD is a procedure that removes wastes, chemicals and extra fluid from your body. This type of dialysis uses the peritoneal membrane, the thin, natural lining of your abdomen, to filter your blood. The peritoneal membrane acts as the artificial kidney. Although it is there to protect your organs, it has many tiny holes, or pores, in it that can be used to filter waste products and other chemicals from your blood. To prepare for PD, a surgeon places a permanent tube called a catheter into the lower abdomen to carry solution in and out of the abdomen. The sugar in the solution, called dextrose, draws wastes, chemicals and extra fluid from your blood through the peritoneal membrane and into the dialysate solution that is in your abdomen. After several hours, the used solution is drained from your abdomen through the catheter and into an empty bag. Your abdomen is then refilled with fresh dialysate and the cycle is repeated. Each cycle of draining used dialysate and refilling with fresh dialysate is called an exchange. There are two common types of PD: Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD).