Michigan Vascular Access, PC, is pleased to announce the launch of our new website, “drmarcwebb.com”
Material from our previous website, “michiganvascularaccess.com” has been included, but updated, and expanded greatly to include “FAQS” (frequently asked questions), Powerpoint presentations, Medical photos, and preliminary versions of our “Vascular Access Glossary”, and “Patient Primer”.
Print-ready informational documents on “Risks of Access Surgery”, “Digital Ischemia”, “The Warnings Signs for Grafts and Fistulas”, ”What to expect”, “Preservation of the veins”, and so forth are available on the site.
Sections on “Establishing Vascular Access for Dialysis”, “Monitoring, Management, Maintenance and Revision”, “Experience and Results” and “Appointment Information” are features of the new website, along with Dr. Webb’s Vascular Access blog, and links to other useful sites.
A link to Michigan Vascular Access’s Patient Portal allows new patients to preregister with the practice, and once registered, streamline the process of getting the dialysis access they need. Resources for patient education are suggested and provided on the site.
Check the “MiDRE” tab for information about Michigan Dialysis Research and Education (MiDRE) initiatives on Ultrasound-assisted access photodiagrams, our “Correct Cannulation” program, our yearly series of educational presentations for dialysis unit personnel, Access coordinator training, and research efforts.
The new website is necessarily still evolving and filling out. Every new day brings new experiences and fresh understandings. Your perceptions and feedback are very valuable to us, and we look forward to your perspectives. In turn, we will keep you updated about new information in the form of new blogs, Facebook postings, and changes in the site.
Topics I plan to address in the blog include “Buttonholes – benefits and risks’, “Aneurysmal changes – when to worry”, “Incorrect dry weight goals and the effects of induced hypovolemia”, “Firehose fistulas – how to recognize too much of a good thing”, “Digital Ischemia – strategies for management and treatment’, and “Flow reduction – finding a necessary balance”.