Vascular Care of Greenville

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511 Paladin Drive
Greenville, NC 27834 Get Directions
Open Today 7:30am – 5:30pm
Monday7:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday7:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday7:30am – 5:30pm
Friday7:30am – 5:30pm
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At Vascular Care of Greenville, we are dedicated to preserving the functionality of your access. Our Medical Director, Dr. J. Clinton Parker, is a leader in his specialty and is proud to serve ESRD patients of the Greenville community.

We restore dysfunctional dialysis accesses in a caring and timely manner, enabling a quick return to regular dialysis treatments.  We offer numerous treatment options and the latest minimally invasive techniques to ensure that you leave our center with a fully functioning access.

We’re committed to superior service:

At Vascular Care of Greenville, 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: Patients encounter a team that is courteous and respectful, never indifferent. Individual needs are accommodated to ensure patients are comfortable.  We sincerely care about our patients and are prepared to help them anyway we can.

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 24 hours post-procedure.

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

We are very fortunate to serve so many great patients and their families.  We constantly look for ways to improve our patient-centered care and improve your quality of life as an ESRD patient.

Vascular Care of Greenville 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

Vascular Care of Greenville treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment. Our services include dialysis access management 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.
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Varicose Veins Treatment

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease and use a minimally invasive approach to treat aesthetic and symptomatic varicose veins in a safe and comfortable outpatient setting.
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Varicocele Embolization

We provide individualized care and non-surgical treatment for varicoceles. Embolization is an effective treatment option to surgery and no surgical incision will be made to the testicle or scrotum.
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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Avoid unnecessary surgery and feel like yourself again. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a proven, non-surgical alternative to hysterectomy for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids.
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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a serious condition. Early detection and treatment can lower your risk of the disease progressing, which, if untreated, may leave amputation as the only option.

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


Dr. Richard D Blair, MD, Nephrologist at Azura Vascular Care

Richard D. Blair, MD

Richard D. Blair, MD, is an interventional nephrologist specializing in dialysis access management. He performs minimally invasive procedures to treat dysfunctional vascular accesses, providing critical care and maintenance to those with a dialysis access. Dr. Blair is the medical director of Vascular Care of Greenville in North Carolina and Vascular Care of New Bern in North Carolina. Dr. Blair is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. After earning his medical degree, he completed a general surgery internship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by an internal medicine residency at Saint Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Blair also completed a nephrology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Blair is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology and has participated in numerous research studies.
Dr Joseph Clinton, Interventional Nephrologist

Joseph Clinton Parker, MD

William Pechter, MD, Interventional Radiologist in Vascular Access Care

William Pechter, MD

William H. Pechter, MD is an interventional radiologist that specializes in vascular access care and maintenance for dialysis patients, and minimally invasive treatments for uterine fibroids, peripheral artery disease, varicoceles and varicose veins. Dr. Pechter treats patients at Vascular Care of Greenville in Greenville, North Carolina and Vascular Care of New Bern in New Bern, North Carolina. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts at Dartmouth College and his Masters in Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Pechter earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where he also interned in internal medicine. He completed his residency at Yale Diagnostic Radiology and received his fellowship training at Yale Interventional Radiology, both in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Pechter is an active member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Interventional Radiology. He has been involved with several research studies that have resulted in poster presentations at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, the American College of Radiology, and the Association of University Radiologists. His outside interests include playing guitar, tennis, squash, snowboarding and computer programming. Dr. Pechter is board certified in diagnostic radiology. He is also Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by the American Heart Association.
Dr Nathan Saucier, Nephrologist

Nathan Saucier, MD

Treatment & Services

Vascular Care of Greenville 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), uterine fibroid treatment, varicocele treatment, varicose veins treatment and more.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

We know vascular care. Our specialty is the critical maintenance and management of dialysis accesses. Dr. Richard Blair 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:

Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are chronic and recurrent conditions. The variety of treatments available does not offer a cure, but rather a control of the condition. Successfully treated veins cannot come back. However, your inborn tendency to develop new veins will not be cured by this or any other form of treatment. Vascular Care of Greenville treats venous insufficiency completely, removing all backward-flowing veins, making your treatment for varicose veins as thorough as possible.

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Have you been diagnosed with uterine fibroids? Don’t worry. They are extremely common and treatable. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop within the muscular wall of the uterus. If you have uterine fibroids and are symptomatic, you have a choice in your treatment options. Vascular Care of Greenville offers uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)—a proven, effective alternative to surgery to treat uterine fibroids, with less risk, less pain and less recovery time.

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

This buildup—called plaque—narrows your arteries, often reducing or blocking the flow of blood. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is most commonly seen in the legs, but also can be present in the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys and stomach. Nearly everyone who has PAD­, even those who do not have leg symptoms, suffer from an inability to walk as fast or as far as they could before PAD. In all, PAD affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States, especially those that are 50 and older. If you are diagnosed with PAD, the sooner you are treated, the lower your risk of the disease progressing. Talk to Dr. Vascular Care of Greenville about minimally invasive treatment options.

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Varicocele Embolization

Varicocele Embolization

A varicocele is a varicose vein of the testicle and scrotum that may cause pain, testicular atrophy (shrinkage) or fertility problems. Veins contain one-way valves that work to allow blood to flow from the testicles and scrotum back to the heart. When these valves fail, the blood pools and enlarges the veins around the testicle in the scrotum to cause a varicocele. As a treatment, urologists often suggest open surgical ligation, but Vascular Care of Greenville can offer varicocele embolization, which is as effective as surgery with less risk, less pain and less recovery time.

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IVC Filter Placement and Removal Procedure

IVC Filter Placement and Removal Procedure

An IVC filter is a medical device that can help prevent blood clots from traveling up your legs and into to your heart and lungs. IVC filter placement and removal are minimally invasive procedures that can be performed safely in our comfortable outpatient center. Contact Dr. Richard Blair to schedule your personal consultation.

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Port or PICC Line Placement

Port or PICC Line Placement

If you are receiving treatment such as chemotherapy, it may involve frequent injections and the need for accessible veins. A port or PICC placement can help make these procedures more comfortable for you, especially if your treatment requires frequent access to the bloodstream for medication delivery or blood withdrawal. Talk to Dr. Richard Blair about how you can spare your veins from frequent needle sticks.

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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.

ASN (Annual Society of Nephrology) Kidney Week 2018

Session Title: Dialysis: Vascular Access – II [PO0704-2]
Title: Predictors of Complications During Outpatient Dialysis Access Procedures
Presenter: Gregg Miller, MD, Vice President of Operations, Azura Vascular Care
Abstract Authors: Gregg Miller, Elsie Koh, Yue Jiao, Sophia Rosen, Marta Reviriego-Mendoza, John W. Larkin, Len A. Usvyat, Nancy Mclaughlin, Catherina Madormo, Murat Sor, Franklin W. Maddux
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October 27, 2018
San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr San Diego, CA 92101

Controversies in Dialysis Access (CIDA)

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October 31-2 2018
Washington, DC

New York City Walk

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

The Vascular Care of Greenville 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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5 Common Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Complications

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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

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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
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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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