The Hammond location of Northwest Indiana Nephrology is one of several similar centers in Northwest Indiana. Across the Region, the nephrologists on hand are dedicated to providing their patients with loving care of the highest quality. Having been a staple in the Hammond community for 25 years, the Hammond office of Northwest Indiana Nephrology changed its location about a year and a half ago.
The new location is located at 7 Sibley Boulevard and features a beautiful 15,000 square foot kidney disease care center. This center boasts 28 in-center hemodialysis stations and all home dialysis modalities, which help to provide its patients with the best possible service. Bordering the Illinois state line, not only does the center serve residents of Hammond, Whiting, Hessville, Calumet City, Lansing, and South Holland, but also all other nearby South Suburban communities. Another key feature of the new location is that it is housed in the same complex as the Dialysis Center of Hammond. This allows patients to go for their dialysis treatment and visit their doctor right next door at the Nephrology Center if their visit requires them to do so.
Erin McManus, a Nurse Practitioner at Northwest Indiana Nephrology, spoke more directly regarding the benefit of having the two buildings positioned adjacent to each other.
“At this practice we have Dr. Asim Chughtai, M.D. and Dr. Kristoph Giricz, M.D. We are partners with ARA Dialysis in the dialysis facility which is located right next door. It’s nice because we are right here for the patients that undergo dialysis next door.”
Regarding the resident doctors at the Hammond location; their vibrant, youthful enthusiasm infuses the workplace with energy as they lead the way at their office. Dr. Giricz, though originally born on the southside of Chicago, moved to The Region with his family as a teenager and proudly calls this area home to this very day. While Dr. Chughtai; moreover, is not only committed to keeping the morale of his office staff high, but also that of his patients.
“[It is my goal to provide] prompt, evidence based, comprehesive, hands-on compassionate care for my patients," said Dr. Chughtai.
McManus, a 20-year employee at the Hammond Nephrology Center, spoke more on the wide range of patients they treat at their facility.
“We see patients primarily with chronic kidney disease ranging from stages 1 through 5," explained McManus. "We also provide primary care for a select group of patients.”
She passionately highlighted the cohesion amongst the office staff members as the glue that truly brings them closer to their patients. That, paired with the very knowledgeable and trustworthy physicians that surrounded them, are what continue to fuel their motivation to make each patient’s visit better every time they walk into the Hammond location of Northwest Indiana Nephrology.
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