Introducing the New Premier Vascular Access Facility

In late October, we completed the months-long construction project for our new facility at 6408 Papermill Drive in west Knoxville. If you’ve passed through the area recently, you have likely seen the transition of the exterior of the building. Now that we are moved...

New Premier Vascular Surgeon Enjoys Getting to Know Her Patients

Growing up, she was one of the few girls in her Biology class who actually enjoyed dissecting pigs. “I thought Biology was great and always knew I would do something in science,” explains Deanna Nelson, MD, a vascular surgeon who recently joined Premier Surgical...

Things you Need to Know When Diagnosed with Kidney Disease

Premier Surgical Vascular Access & Imaging Center is focused on providing exceptional care for patients and their families who have recently been diagnosed with kidney disease. Many people have little knowledge about kidney disease and its corresponding treatment...

What is Vascular Access?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs responsible for extracting waste and excess water from your blood to form urine. Each day your kidneys process around 200 quarts of blood to filter out around 2 quarts of waste and extra water. In the event of kidney failure, your body...

Blood Clots and Your Veins

From Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Your veins pump blood across your body and to the heart as part of your  circulatory system. When a clot forms in a vein, it can cause major issues, including immediate death. You can lower your risk factor for blood clots through...