Vascular Care of New Bern

Center Hours & Contact Information
Location
970 Newman Rd
New Bern, NC 28562 Get Directions
Hours
Open Today 8:00am – 4:30pm
SundayClosed
Monday8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday8:00am – 4:30pm
SaturdayClosed
Phone
252.635.0138
Fax
252.635.0007
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Specializing in Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis treatment is a necessary, time-consuming treatment that is essential for patients living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)—and a well-functioning dialysis access is an indispensable lifeline to that treatment.

Vascular Care of New Bern treats and manages a broad spectrum of vascular access issues, applying the latest in minimally invasive techniques to preserve and restore dysfunctional dialysis accesses. Its state-of-the-art outpatient center offers safe and effective care in a comfortable environment. Serving the New Bern community since 2011, Vascular Care of New Bern is fully committed to providing the highest level of individualized care and service possible, helping people impacted with kidney disease live their lives as fully as possible.

Medical director and interventional nephrologist, Richard Blair, MD, leads a team of vascular specialists focused specifically on dialysis access management. Dr. Blair and every member of the clinical team are confident in their abilities to guide each and every patient through their treatment journey in a caring and timely manner so that they can return to their normal routine and scheduled dialysis treatments.

Vascular Care Has Evolved. It’s About Choices.

People living with vascular conditions don’t want overnight stays in the hospital, lengthy recovery periods and scheduling issues. They want to return to their daily lives quickly. Vascular Care of New Bern delivers a different healthcare experience; one that is invested in people, communication and best-in-class care.  

Vascular Care of New Bern is committed to superior service and delivering far more. Patients can expect:

Prompt appointments For dialysis access management patients, Vascular Care of New Bern offers same day/next day appointments when at all possible, allowing a prompt return to scheduled dialysis treatments. Patients seeking treatment for other vascular conditions will experience convenient scheduling of appointments. At the center, patients avoid the complexities of a hospital admission and return home to recover that same day.

Exceptional patient care Patients encounter a team that is kind and respectful, never indifferent.  Individual needs are accommodated to ensure patients are comfortable and kept well-informed.

Efficient and customized communication The team at Vascular Care of New Bern partners with your physician care team, focusing on coordinating your vascular care. Immediate post-procedure reports are sent to your referring physicians and comprehensive reports follow within 24 hours after the procedure.

Patient Education Patients see us as partners working to find the best treatment to fit their individual needs in vascular care. Online and printed materials are vital components of the patient experience and help patients to be well-informed about their health and available treatment options.

Whether you are a current or a new patient, thank you for entrusting your vascular care to the experts at Vascular Care of New Bern.

Vascular Care of New Bern is managed by Azura Vascular Care, a national network of outpatient vascular and ambulatory surgery centers. Our shared goal is to deliver the most advanced care there is—combining the extensive resources of a nationwide organization with the relationships, exceptional patient experience, and clinical capabilities of a trusted local provider. 

Medical Services

Vascular Care of New Bern treats and manages a wide variety of vascular conditions in an outpatient environment. 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.

Dr. Richard Blair, interventional nephrologist and medical director, brings the full range of medical capabilities to every patient at every visit.

Physicians

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 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

Nathan Saucier, MD, is an interventional nephrologist specializing in all aspects of dialysis access management. He performs a broad scope of minimally invasive procedures such as angioplasty, stent placement, thrombectomy and more at Vascular Care of Greenville in Greenville, North Carolina, and Vascular Care of New Bern in New Bern, North Carolina. After graduating magna cum laude from Virginia Tech, Dr. Saucier earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed an internal medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, followed by a nephrology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Saucier is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. He is also the co-author of numerous publications and presentations. Dr. Saucier is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. He is also certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology in hemodialysis vascular access procedures.
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 an outpatient environment. Services include dialysis access management and more.

Dialysis Access Management

Dialysis Access Management

Vascular Care of New Bern knows vascular care. Specializing in 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 an outpatient setting. The center provides 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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Azura Vascular Care Examines Patient Specific Risk Factors During Access Surgery

Abstract highlighted at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2018 Kidney Week Symposium MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 26, 2018 – Azura Vascular Care, a national leader in outpatient, minimally invasive vascular specialty services including dialysis access management, announces that a retrospective analysis of patient data suggests anemia may contribute to complications during dialysis vascular access (VA) interventions and increase the risk of hospitalization.

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.

The Vascular Care of New Bern team is devoted to providing exceptional care and delivering the best outcome and experience possible. Highly trained physicians and clinical staff are there at every step of the journey, supporting 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 Azura Vascular Care Infinity Blog for educational articles and patient stories, or click Knowledge Center to access info sheets, videos and more.

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Testimonials

"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