A Nephrologist at Your Fingertips
For the patients at DaVita’s Northumberland Dialysis Center in Mount Carmel, Penn., quick and easy access to a nephrologist is rarely an issue. Unexpected health troubles? Schedule changes? Inclement weather? No problem. The dialysis center nurse simply wheels over a cart equipped with a screen, mobile camera and headset. Within minutes, the patient is connected to a nephrologist at nearby Geisinger Medical Center without ever leaving the chair.