Vascular Care of New Bern

Center Hours & Contact Information
970 Newman Road
New Bern, NC 28562 Get Directions
Open Today 8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
Follow Us

Welcome to Vascular Care of New Bern!  We have been serving ESRD patients of the New Bern community since 2011.  We are fully committed to providing excellent service to our patients, enhancing the lives of people impacted by kidney disease.

Led by our Medical Director, Dr. Richard D. Blair, we treat and manage a wide spectrum of vascular access issues.  We use the latest minimally invasive options available to restore dysfunctional dialysis accesses in a caring and timely manner, enabling a quick return to regular dialysis treatments.

We’re committed to superior service:

At Vascular Care of New Bern, 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: Individual patient needs are accommodated to ensure patients are comfortable and kept well-informed.  We strive to provide the very best care for everyone who comes to our center.

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.

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

Vascular Care of New Bern 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 New Bern treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment. Our services include dialysis access management.

Older African American women sitting outdoors

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 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 Nathan Saucier, Nephrologist

Nathan Saucier, MD

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.

Treatment & Services

Vascular Care of New Bern treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in a safe and comfortable outpatient environment. Our services include dialysis access management.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

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

Request an Appointment

Learn More About Dialysis Access Management

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.

ASN (Annual Society of Nephrology) Kidney Week 2018

Title: Predictors of Complications During Outpatient Dialysis Access Procedures
Presenter: Gregg Miller, MD, Vice President of Operations
Abstract Link:
October 27, 2018
San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr San Diego, CA 92101

Controversies in Dialysis Access (CIDA)

Register at:
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 New Bern 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

5 common cvc complications main image
Feb 8, 2018

5 Common Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Complications

10 tips to keep your dialysis access functioning main image
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

Important Facts about Arteriovenous Grafts Feature Image
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

Understanding the types of dialysis access main image
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

Load More
  • Infodialysisaccess
  • Show All
Created with Sketch.


"He is an amazing doctor (Dr. Blair) who cares about his patients. He is very intelligent and works hard to give the highest standard of care."
Vascular Care of New Bern
Feb 27, 2017