Once your on home hemo and you have a doctor you see once a month.
What will a nurse do for you? In an emergency you get to a er. and who do they call , your nurse or your doctor? I hope they call my doctor. If you have been trained right and are running, things should be good and small problems you should be able to handle. If not maybe you should not be on home care. It seems that it just another way for the dialysis center to get a cut of the money. First I draw my own blood for labs. Second I go once a month to doctor who should have your lab report and would he/she not be the one who mades the call on if your doing good ,bad etc. But no, I have to the center and see the nurse and soc worker and a dietitian. all say the same thing. Yes your doing great or no you need to work on whatever. They say that it’s so because if you need er work and need to come back to a center. I will never go back to a center, unless the centers change, where the comsumer comes first and he\she has some sense of respect.
And why all of sudden the doctor who before you went on home or in center you could not for 6 months he now has time to see you once a month and in center some doctor , not your’s, see’s you once a week just to say Hi. More $ to doctor and center. Dialysis needs to wake up to new age in which people live. These companys got into the line of work to make $ because if you look at the stats. , ( which everybody here quotes) the rise in dialysis consumers will grow in years to come. Don’t forget the baby boom folks. I have respect for nurse’s at least in the old days. Now a day some of the nurse’s I’ve run into just want the money and great hrs that they can made to fit there life. So much for the consumer. Sorry about going on ,but the more I see and hear both off this page and from doctors and nurse’s the more questions that come up.