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Welcome to the Caribbean Kidney Center

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ckc-groupThe Caribbean Islands Kidney Center (formerly known as the Virgin Islands Kidney Center) is a wholly owned subsidiary of HealthQuest, LLC, a Virgin Islands company. Its purpose is to provide comprehensive health care to patients who suffer from kidney disease in the relaxing, warm climate of the Eastern Caribbean. For more information read our Patient Forms and Policies and our Links. If you are interested in receiving treatment at the Caribbean Kidney Center please let us know as soon as possible so the arrangements can be completed well in advance of your trip.

 

Our Medical Director’s Philosophy:

ckc-StThomas6At the Caribbean Kidney Center, our Medical Director has committed the facility to reducing the number of persons in the Territory who require dialysis as a result of kidney failure. This will be achieved through its emphasis on the early detection and intervention in patients with renal disease. Because the prime cause of renal disease in the Territory is hypertension and diabetes mellitus, this population has been especially targeted for aggressive treatment and education.

Education is the primary deficiency identified – education of the patient about his or her disease, its potential clinical course with and without intervention and the “why” of the various interventions, and education of local physicians on early recognition of renal failure and more importantly, early referral of patients to Nephrologists.

We are proud to announce that the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce has recognized us as a finalist for “2008 Small Business of the Year.” To more effectively pursue this Education objective, the Malvina C. Gardiner Institute for Renal Medicine, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education to renal patients is being formed and will have this objective as its primary raison d’etre.

Recognizing that some patients will inevitably develop renal failure requiring dialysis, The Caribbean Kidney Center is the premiere out patient dialysis provider in the Territory and the Caribbean, offering both Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis.

 

Our Goal:

CKC-STX-LaurenOur goal is to ensure quality, respectful care in a comfortable, homelike environment.

We provide care in a family- and patient-centered environment offering services for adults during all stages of renal disease, from initial diagnosis and early intervention to end-stage renal disease.



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Benefits from Caribbean Kidney Center

Our goal is to ensure quality, respectful care in a comfortable, homelike environment.

We provide care in a family- and patient-centered environment offering services for adults during all stages of renal disease, from initial diagnosis and early intervention to end-stage renal disease.

Our emphasis is the early diagnosis and treatment of patients with kidney disease and the various diseases known to predispose to kidney disease. In the Territory, as worldwide, diabetes mellitus and hypertension are the two diseases which most often lead to kidney disease.

Having identified patients with early kidney disease, The Caribbean Kidney Center (formerly known as the Virgin Islands Kidney Center) uses scientifically proven treatment techniques and methods; aggressively controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and treating anemia, close monitoring of these and other parameters, and effective education of each patient on his/her disease process so that together, physician and patient work cooperatively to retard progression of the disease.

We believe in a team effort of physician, patient and support staff (nurses, dieticians, social workers and administrative staff) working cooperatively to manage and control the underlying disease and thereby retard progression of kidney disease, hopefully making dialysis not necessary or postponing the need for dialysis as long as possible.

Our hope is to make Dialysis unnecessary.

Regrettably, some patients will inevitably progress to end stage renal disease requiring dialysis and/or a kidney transplant. For these patients, The Caribbean Kidney Center provides a full range of treatment options (including kidney transplant) in an environment of understanding and caring again with emphasis on patient education and patient/staff cooperation.

The Caribbean Kidney Center’s qualified and specially trained healthcare professionals, it’s acquisition of the newest technology in dialysis treatment equipment-machines, monitors and water treatment systems, and much more makes it unquestionably the best renal care center in the Caribbean and among the best in the United States.

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