Kelli Allen a patient care technician demonstrates how the dialysis machine works on Wed. April 13, 2022.
LOGAN – U.S. Renal Care opened their doors to the public on Wednesday, April 13 for an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. The kidney care clinic and dialysis facility is not affiliated with any of the hospitals in Logan nor the surrounding areas.
The Logan facility is part of 389 other clinics in 38 states. They are located at 480 North 100 East in the former Kings and Sears store. They also have a branch in Ogden and soon there is one set to open Layton later in May.
Their whole focus is kidney care with two doctors on staff – Dr. Trevor Smith and Dr. Ryan McDonald – who specialize in kidney issues.
Ali Flores, a unit clerk working at the facility, said there are two rows of dialysis machines, and they have been open since January.
“Since we just opened, our clientele list is growing,” she said. “We don’t just do dialysis. We have two nephrologists, Dr. Trevor Smith and Dr. Ryan McDonald.”
The doctors are in the same building.
Robin Kimber, BSN, is the facility administrator and said their patients are their highest priority.
“We have 17 dialysis machines and have the capability to help 34 patients a day,” he said. “We can do it by splitting them into two shifts.”
U.S. Renal Care has a support team of dietitians, social workers and patient care technicians that all operate with a patient-first approach.
A patient, Christine Gilchrist from Ogden, came to the open house and told her story of having two kidney transplants. Her body rejected both of them. She had been going to a different place to do dialysis.
She switched to U.S. Renal Care because the facility was so light compared to the places she had been going. Most were dark and depressing.
Gilchrist talked of going on a motorcycle trip with her husband. They were caught up in a traffic jam. She had her peritoneal dialysis device and performed the procedure on the side of the road.
She claims U.S. Renal Care not only saved her life, it gave her a life.
The facility is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.