1335 Maestas Rd.
Taos, NM 87571


About our clinic

Our DCI Taos clinic is a 24 station unit that is proud to offer transient dialysis. If you are vacationing in the area, give us a call. We are dedicated to serving the renal community. We operate under DCI’s mission, “We are a non-profit service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.”


Contact Info

Phone: 575-751-4010
Email: information@dciinc.org



Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Ages Served



Special Needs Accommodations



Languages Spoken

Access to an interpreter (by phone)


Internet Access

Free wi-fi access for patients

About Our Staff:

Our dedicated and caring staff have a wealth of experience in caring for the renal community. All nurses are registered nurses. Our patient care technicians are all board certified by the state of New Mexico as well as nationally certified.

Ashish Kataria, M.D.

Medical Director

Charmain Madero

Area Operations Director

Jessica Lamden

Nurse Manager

Bonnie Schermerhorn

Social Worker

Wendy Stewart

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).