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By: paulette.martin.927
Moravek, Carlos E, MD
The picture above the young man to the left is my son Brandon Martin Dr. Moravek treated him when he was 5 years old till he was 9 years old after he was hit by a car that was speeding down our residential street high on Narcotics delivering pizza back in 1998. Dr. Moravek was the most AWESOME doctor we could have ever asked for !!!!If you want excellent medical care and compassion at the same time he is the one to go see.... Thank you Dr.Carlos Moravek Love Sincerely, Paulette Martin ( Miller back then )
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By: Anne W.
South Sound Medical Clinic
Was referred to South Sound Medical for acupuncture. The staff members were extremely helpful and answered all my questions. Excellent experience. I will go back. Also, will definitely refer friends and family. Thank you.
By: Sharon N.
South Sound Medical Clinic
My experience at this Dr's office was wonderful. Very professional and comfortable. Dr. COE was great. Made me feel important. The staff was friendly and efficient. I left knowing I would be back again.
By: Amy M.
Dr. Joseph W Regimbal, MD
Dr.Regimbal is a compassionate, gentle, understanding man, who always makes time to discuss general well being emotionally and mentally, as part of physical overall wellness.
By: Gwendolyn W.
South Sound Medical Clinic
New to the Tacoma area. Found a clinic close to my home. What a great experience. A wonderful doctor and staff. A clean and friendly atmosphere.
By: Charles O.
South Sound Medical Clinic
Good clinic and good staff. I went there when I could not get into my normal PC doctor. I was able to make an appointment without much hassle.
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By: Janet O.
South Sound Medical Clinic
My wife and myself needed a new doctor and a friend of ours referred us to south sound medical. Doctor and staff was very professional. ]
By: corri.conley
Dr. Craig A Rone, MD
the office is very clean and they are all very nice. Dr. Rone is a great ent, alittle dry but very good at his job.
Tips & Advices
Dialysis prolongs life by stepping in to handle the vital tasks managed by the kidneys. If they are functioning properly, the kidneys work to moderate your blood pressure and regulate the levels of salt and potassium in your blood. Dialysis artificially cleans the blood so that the body is able to function normally.
Dialysis comes with many side effects. Some patients on dialysis experience low blood pressure that causes abdominal cramps, shortness of breath, muscle cramps, vomiting, and nausea. Dialysis can cause sleep problems, itching, depression, amyloidosis, anemia, and inflammation of the membrane that surrounds your heart. Also, the site where the fistula is inserted can become blocked or infected.
If you are currently receiving dialysis treatments, it is recommended to  increase intake of high-protein foods, such as meat, fish, poultry, and eggs. Dialysis patients are advised to reduce their intake of foods that are high in salt, potassium, and phosphorus. Replace high-potassium fruits, such as oranges, kiwis, honeydews, and nectarines, with low-phosphorus choices like apples, berries, and plums.
There are two primary types of dialysis treatments. Hemodialysis is the most commonly used type of dialysis, and it involves inserting a fistula or a catheter into a vein for the purpose of filtering your blood. With peritoneal dialysis, a catheter is surgically implanted into the stomach region to achieve the same result. Dialysis can be performed at a treatment center or at home. It may be performed during the daytime, or nocturnally while you are asleep.
The cost of dialysis treatments might be partially covered by medical insurance, and coverage will depend on the limits of your policy. If dialysis is covered, prescriptions given by your doctor to support treatment will also be covered. Medicare is health insurance provided by the federal government, and it typically covers 80 percent of dialysis costs.

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