Nephrology Vascular Lab

Center Hours & Contact Information
Location
1280 Columbiana Road Suite 120
Birmingham, AL 35216 Get Directions
Hours
Open Today 7:30am – 4:00pm
SundayClosed
Monday7:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday7:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday7:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday7:30am – 4:00pm
SaturdayClosed
Phone
205.916.5201
Fax
205.916.5274
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At Nephrology Vascular Lab, we are dedicated to preserving the functionality of your patients’ accesses. Our team of skilled physicians are board certified leaders in their specialties and are proud to serve ESRD patients of the Birmingham community.

Our comprehensive clinical skills enable us to treat and manage a wide spectrum of vascular access issues. We use the latest minimally invasive options available to treat dysfunctional dialysis accesses in a caring and timely manner, emphasizing a quick return to regular dialysis treatments with a fully functioning access.

We’re committed to superior service:

At Nephrology Vascular Lab, patients can expect:

Prompt appointments: Same day/next day appointments are available. Patients return to dialysis quickly and avoid the complexities of a hospital admission.

Exceptional patient care: We realize patients have individual needs. We make every effort to ensure patients are comfortable and kept well-informed.

Efficient and customized communication: Communication with the referring staff, physicians and patients is a top priority; we provide follow-up reports to referring physicians within hours post-procedure.

Educational programs: We promote patient education, for we believe that knowledge is the key to staying well.

If you are a current patient, we thank you for entrusting your vascular care to Nephrology Vascular Lab. If you are a new patient, we welcome you to experience the personal touch that our center provides.

Nephrology Vascular Lab is a proud member of the Azura Vascular Care network of outpatient vascular centers located throughout the United States.  We partner with the top local vascular care experts to deliver best-in-class patient care, support and service excellence in each and every center.

Azura Vascular Care, working every day to deliver far more than our patients expect, bringing dedicated care ever closer to you.

Services That We Offer

Nephrology Physicians treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment. Our services include dialysis access management, treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and more.

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Dialysis Access Management

Whether you have an AV fistula, AV graft, peritoneal dialysis catheter, or dialysis catheter, we have the proven treatments to ensure that your dialysis access will function safely and smoothly.

Our team of interventional nephrologists bring the full range of medical capabilities to every patient, every visit.

Physicians

Timmothy Williams, MD

Timothy Williams, MD, is an interventional nephrologist specializing in the critical maintenance and management of vascular accesses for dialysis patients. Dr. Williams preserves and restores the functionality of their accesses at Nephrology Vascular Lab in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Williams graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in systems engineering. He served six years as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and was deployed twice to the Atlantic in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Following his military service, he attended medical school and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Medicine. He continued his training at UAB Medical Center and completed an internal medicine residency and a nephrology fellowship. During his final year of fellowship, he served as chief nephrology fellow. Dr. Williams co-authored numerous publications and is an active member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Williams is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. John Brouilette, MD, Interventional Nephrologist at Azura Vascular Care

John Brouillette, MD

Dr. James Lewis, MD, Interventional Nephrologist at Azura Vascular Care

James Lewis, MD

Dr. Phillip Madonia, MD, Interventional Nephrologist at Azura Vascular Care

Phillip Madonia, MD

Dr. Thomas Watson, MD, Interventional Nephrologist at Azura Vascular Care

Thomas Watson, MD

Treatment & Services

At Nephrology Vascular Lab, we treat and manage a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

We know vascular care. Our specialty is the critical maintenance and management of dialysis accesses. Dr. Thomas Watson treats and manages a range of vascular access issues using the latest in minimally invasive techniques in a safe and comfortable outpatient setting. We provide individualized care in a timely fashion so that you can return to your normal routine with minimal disruption to your regular dialysis schedule.

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We Offer the Following Services

Fresenius Vascular Care Announces New Name to Reflect Company’s Strategic Transformation

Malvern, PA, June 20, 2017 Fresenius Vascular Care, a national network of outpatient vascular care and ambulatory surgery centers that specialize in minimally invasive techniques to treat and manage a wide range of vascular conditions, has today announced its new name, Azura Vascular Care, as part of a strategic rebranding initiative.

Fresenius Medical Care Acquires American Access Care

Germany's Fresenius Medical Care has acquired the US-based company American Access Care Holdings (AAC) for $385 million.

Fresenius Medical Care of North America Announces Acquisition of National Vascular Care

Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis services and products, today announced that its subsidiary, U.S. Vascular Access Holdings, LLC has completed the acquisition of National Vascular Care, Inc. Based in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, National Vascular Care is a premier provider of vascular services that works in partnership with leading vascular surgeons, nephrologists, interventional radiologists and cardiologists throughout the United States to develop, own and manage specialty outpatient surgery centers dedicated to improving the delivery of vascular care in the U.S.

Controversies in Dialysis Access (CIDA)

Register at: http://dialysiscontroversies.org/registration
DATE
October 31-2 2018
LOCATION
Washington, DC
VENUE

New York City Walk

Check-in time: 9:00 AM - Start time: 10:30 AM
DATE
November 11, 2018
LOCATION
Foley Square
VENUE

The Nephrology Vascular Lab team is devoted to providing exceptional care and delivering the best outcome and experience possible. Our highly trained physicians and clinical staff are there every step of the journey, supporting our patients and their families through the full course of treatment, including providing educational support to help enhance understanding of their vascular condition and treatment plan. Visit The Infinity Blog on our site for educational articles, patient stories and more. Or click Knowledge Center to access our resource center.

Concerns and Precautions to Consider with Peritoneal Dialysis and Pets
May 11, 2018

Concerns and Precautions to Consider with Peritoneal Dialysis and Pets

9 Signs of a Dysfunctional Dialysis Access to Be Aware of
May 1, 2018

9 Signs of a Dysfunctional Dialysis Access to Be Aware of

Azura Vascular Care team at the 2018 National Kidney Foundation Walks
Apr 5, 2018

Walking with you… every step of the way

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Feb 8, 2018

5 Common Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Complications

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Jan 23, 2018

10 Tips to Keep Your Dialysis Access Site Functioning

My Access Clotted – Now What?
Jan 2, 2018

My Access Clotted – Now What?

What to Do If Your Dialysis Access Is Not Working Properly
Dec 19, 2017

What to Do If Your Dialysis Access Is Not Working Properly

Vital Informations about Central Venous Catheter
Dec 5, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About a Central Venous Catheter

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Nov 15, 2017

Important Facts about Arteriovenous Grafts

Frequently Asked Questions About Dialysis Access
Oct 3, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions about Dialysis Access

An Insight on Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter
Aug 8, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About a Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter

Known about an Arteriovenous Fistula
Jul 11, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About an Arteriovenous Fistula

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Jun 27, 2017

Understanding the Types of Dialysis Access

An ESRD Patient Resource - Vascular Access Related Terms And Definitions
Jun 3, 2017

An ESRD Patient Resource: Vascular Access Related Terms & Definitions

Everything You Need to Know About Dialysis Access Surgery
May 16, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Dialysis Access Surgery

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Testimonials

"Everything was soooooooooo good!"
Nephrology Vascular Lab
Feb 24, 2017
"The center was very nice and comfortable. the staff was just awesome. I couldn't have asked for anything to be done differently. Best place ever to go."
Nephrology Vascular Lab
Feb 24, 2017
"Keep up the awesome work and smiles."
Nephrology Vascular Lab
Feb 24, 2017
"I think they are doing everything right. Just continue to do the way they do the service now."
Nephrology Vascular Lab
Feb 24, 2017
"Everybody is friendly at the front when you come in. She is just a treasure to talk to when you are waiting and she took care of my one grandchild that was there with the other one. Checking on them and make sure that they got a little snack from her and with a flower in her hair."
Nephrology Vascular Lab
Feb 24, 2017