SWEETWATER COUNTY — Memorial Hospital’s Dialysis clinic has evolved through many changes over the last two and a half years. From a move into the medical office building, a location that offered more space, to the addition of a new provider who offers both dialysis treatment and outpatient care for many chronic kidney issues.
Dr. Rahul Pawar joined the physician group of Memorial Hospital in 2016 after completing an Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, where he also earned The Richard D. Lebere Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012. Dr. Pawar completed medical school in Mumbai, India and is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN).
“It has been a pleasure to join Memorial Hospital and provide care to patients for management of chronic kidney diseases, kidney stones, hypertension work-up and also our care for patients on dialysis.”
– Dr. Pawar, Nephrologist
New Space, New Opportunity
Before the completion of the new dialysis center in the Medical Office Building, the clinic was limited to and licensed for 4 chairs. This limitation made it very hard for the dialysis clinic to fulfill the growing needs of the community. After the lengthy process of re-licensing the center, Memorial Hospital now has the space and certification for 8 chairs – doubling the occupancy of the unit. There are currently 22 dialysis patients that receive treatment 3 days per week and the dialysis unit is now accepting more patients.
Dr. Pawar oversees the dialysis treatment and he also offers outpatient Nephrology care for chronic kidney disease, hypertension, metabolic disorders, metabolic workup of renal stones, potassium or calcium disorders and also after-care for renal transplant patients.
To make an appointment for nephrology or to discuss dialysis treatment, Dr. Pawar sees patients in the Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building.