Lithonia Dialysis Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Decatur, Georgia (GA).

Lithonia Dialysis Center is an average sized dialysis clinic with 20 stations based at 5255 Snapfinger Park Drive Suite 110 in Decatur, GA. The for-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1998. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 4.44 registered nurses, 4.35 licensed practical nurses, 12.15 technicians, 1.15 social workers, 1.00 dietitians, 1.00 administrators, 2.58 managers, and 2.63 other employees. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.25 doctors. A total of 128 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $2,114,524 by Medicare. Lithonia Dialysis Center furnished 88,039 units of epoetin to patients in 2006, which is below average when compared nationally. The number of patients that have a URR of 65% or more is on par with national levels. Patients with a HCT of 33% or higher is close to national levels.

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Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

5255 Snapfinger Park Drive Suite 110
Decatur, GA 30035

Phone Number

(770) 981-0558

Geographic Coordinates

33.704667, -84.174839
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

03/04/1998
* Originally passed inspection by Medicare or Medicaid on this date. This is not the same as accreditation.

Stations

The total number of dialysis stations the facility operates. Each patient is assigned to a station when receiving dialysis treatment. Typically, a single station offers just one type of dialysis treatment, but multiple station types can be offered per facility.

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20
Decatur Average
18
DeKalb County Average
18
Georgia Average
18
United States Average
17

Services

Charts

In-Center Hemodialysis Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis services on site. Hemodialysis is the process of pumping blood through a dialyzer with dialysate. After being cleaned, the cleansed blood is the returned to the body.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Decatur
10 (100.00%) Offer this Service
DeKalb County
16 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
233 (97.49%) Offer this Service
United States
4,686 (96.96%) Offer this Service

Hemodialysis Training Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis training at patients' place of residence.

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No
Decatur
1 (10.00%) Offer this Service
DeKalb County
2 (12.50%) Offer this Service
Georgia
32 (13.39%) Offer this Service
United States
806 (16.68%) Offer this Service

Late Shift Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility has a shift starting at 5:00 PM or later.

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No
Decatur
2 (20.00%) Offer this Service
DeKalb County
2 (12.50%) Offer this Service
Georgia
9 (3.77%) Offer this Service
United States
931 (19.26%) Offer this Service

In-Center Peritoneal Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers peritoneal services on site. Peritoneal dialysis is the process running a sterile solution of minerals and glucose through a tube into the peritoneal cavity. The dialysate is left for a period of time to absorb the waste products and then drained.

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Yes
Decatur
5 (50.00%) Offer this Service
DeKalb County
10 (62.50%) Offer this Service
Georgia
135 (56.49%) Offer this Service
United States
2,235 (46.24%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

Charts

Patient Survival

The patient survival category set by Medicare and Medicaid directly. Facilities fall into one of three categories; better than expected, as expected, or worse than expected.

As Expected
As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected

Patients with URR of 65% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a urea reduction ratio of 65% or higher. The URR is a measure used to quantify hemodialysis treatment. A higher value is better, with the minimum accepted value by Medicare and Medicaid being 65%.

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93 (97.00%)
Decatur
524 (93.56%)
DeKalb County
718 (92.54%)
Georgia
9,769 (94.24%)
United States
225,886 (94.68%)

Patients with HCT of 33% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a hematocrit level of 33% or higher. The hematocrit level of an individual is considered an integral part of their complete blood count. Typical hematocrit levels are 38% to 52% in males and 37% to 47% in females.

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91 (95.00%)
Decatur
500 (93.33%)
DeKalb County
689 (92.31%)
Georgia
9,418 (91.71%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

Staff

Registered Nurses on Staff

The number of full time equivalent registered nurses employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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4.44
Decatur Average
2.97
DeKalb County Average
3.08
Georgia Average
2.77
United States Average
3.91

Licensed Practical Nurses on Staff

The number of full time equivalent licensed practical nurses employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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4.35
Decatur Average
1.88
DeKalb County Average
1.84
Georgia Average
1.67
United States Average
0.82

Doctors on Staff

The number of full time equivalent doctors employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Decatur Average
0.00
DeKalb County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.11
United States Average
0.09

Nursing Aides on Staff

The number of full time equivalent nursing aides employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.39
DeKalb County Average
0.29
Georgia Average
0.10
United States Average
0.31

Technicians on Staff

The number of full time equivalent technicians employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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12.15
Decatur Average
8.17
DeKalb County Average
8.01
Georgia Average
5.09
United States Average
7.03

Social Workers on Staff

The number of full time equivalent social workers employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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1.15
Decatur Average
0.81
DeKalb County Average
0.78
Georgia Average
0.52
United States Average
0.66

Dieticians on Staff

The number of full time equivalent dietitians employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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1.00
Decatur Average
0.65
DeKalb County Average
0.63
Georgia Average
0.46
United States Average
0.57

Administrators on Staff

The number of full time equivalent administrators employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
1.00
Decatur Average
1.48
DeKalb County Average
1.43
Georgia Average
1.56
United States Average
1.79

Management on Staff

The number of full time equivalent management employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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2.58
Decatur Average
0.88
DeKalb County Average
0.91
Georgia Average
0.74
United States Average
0.82

Others on Staff

The number of full time equivalent other employees employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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2.63
Decatur Average
0.76
DeKalb County Average
0.64
Georgia Average
0.32
United States Average
0.50

Registered Nurses on Call

The number of full time equivalent registered nurses employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.02
DeKalb County Average
0.02
Georgia Average
0.07
United States Average
0.06

Licensed Practical Nurses on Call

The number of full time equivalent licensed practical nurses employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.00
DeKalb County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.04
United States Average
0.01

Doctors on Call

The number of full time equivalent doctors employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.25
Decatur Average
0.19
DeKalb County Average
0.16
Georgia Average
0.17
United States Average
0.13

Nursing Aides on Call

The number of full time equivalent nursing aides employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.00
DeKalb County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.00
United States Average
0.00

Technicians on Call

The number of full time equivalent technicians employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.01
DeKalb County Average
0.01
Georgia Average
0.06
United States Average
0.04

Social Workers on Call

The number of full time equivalent social workers employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.00
DeKalb County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.02
United States Average
0.02

Dieticians on Call

The number of full time equivalent dietitians employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.00
DeKalb County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.02
United States Average
0.03

Administrators on Call

The number of full time equivalent administrators employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.00
DeKalb County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.01
United States Average
0.03

Management on Call

The number of full time equivalent management employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.00
DeKalb County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.01
United States Average
0.02

Others on Call

The number of full time equivalent other employees employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Decatur Average
0.00
DeKalb County Average
0.00
Georgia Average
0.01
United States Average
0.01

Treatment Figures

Charts

Units of Epoetin Furnished

The number of units of epoetin (EPO) furnished by this provider to its patients in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
88,039
Decatur Average
72,228
DeKalb County Average
75,117
Georgia Average
167,376
United States Average
259,761

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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128
Decatur Average
103
DeKalb County Average
96
Georgia Average
75
United States Average
795

Financials

Charts

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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$2,114,524
Decatur Average
$1,639,753
DeKalb County Average
$1,483,532
Georgia Average
$1,191,855
United States Average
$2,073,232

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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$16,520
Decatur Average
$15,920
DeKalb County Average
$15,480
Georgia Average
$15,909
United States Average
$2,609

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Discussions

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Dr. Deepak Kikeri

Dr. Deepak Kikeri
Details:

I am Deepak Kikeri. I used to work at Lithonia dialysis center, Inc. at 5255 Snapfinger Park Drive in Decatur GA 30035

My address: Deepak Kikeri 720A Hinman Avenue Apt. 1N Evanston, IL 60202

Phone: 847-902-7757 E-mail: kikeri@aol.com

I would like info on my 401(K) plan sent to me.

Thanks, Deepak Kikeri

Replies:
0
Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Sunday, February 14, 2010 5:58 AM MST

Dialyzers

Dialyzers
Details:

Do you reuse the kidney dialyzer or use a new one at each treatment per patient?

Replies:
1
Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2008 9:06 AM MST
Last Reply:
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:21 PM MST

Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Nearby Dialysis Centers

  1. Dialysis Center
    FMC Dialysis Center Snapfinger
    Located 0.02 miles away in Decatur at 5250 Snapfinger Park Drive.
  2. Dialysis Center
    Dialysis of Lithonia
    Located 0.72 miles away in Decatur at 2485 Park Central Boulevard.
  3. Dialysis Center
    Fresenius Medical Care South..
    Located 1.83 miles away in Lithonia at 6085 Hillandale Drive.
  4. Dialysis Center
    Renal Care Group Lithonia
    Located 3.49 miles away in Lithonia at 2701 Evans Mill Road.
  5. Dialysis Center
    Georgia Nephrology, LLC DBA South..
    Located 5.59 miles away in Decatur at 2801 Candler Road Suite 203.
Note: There are a total of 86 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Decatur at a Glance

Decatur has a total population of 18,147, of which 3,628 are children under the age of 18 and 2,421 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.0.

Total Population:
18,147
Median Age:
36.0
Males:
7,694 (42.4%)
Female:
10,453 (57.6%)
Children (0-17):
3,628 (20.0%)
Adults (18-64):
12,098 (66.7%)
Seniors (65+):
2,421 (13.3%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Decatur
Married:
6,628 (36.5%)
Divorced:
1,674 (9.2%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Decatur
Hispanic Ethnicity:
304 (1.68%)
White:
11,906 (65.61%)
African American:
5,532 (30.48%)
Asian:
298 (1.64%)
Pacific Islander:
6 (0.03%)
Indian:
29 (0.16%)
Other:
115 (0.63%)
Two or More:
261 (1.44%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Decatur

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.28, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.28 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
10
Doctors:
1,088
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
6
Medical Suppliers:
50
Rehab Centers:
8

Wealth

The median family income is $65,064 while the median household income is $47,395. Roughly 11.25% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$65,064
Household Income:
$47,395
In Poverty:
11.25%

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