Dr. Gerardo Santos
West Gables provides in-house dialysis services to
patients while receiving inpatient acute rehabilitation. This contracted service allows our patients
to continue with their dialysis treatment without having to leave the hospital
to meet this need. This has allowed our
patients greater flexibility with their therapy schedules and thus progress
with their individualized plan of care with minimal disturbance from this need.
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Services:
At West Gables, we have the capability to provide
TPN services. A protocol has been
established to allow patients to receive this service while continuing with
their rehabilitation services without disruption.
West Gables does take patients on tracheostomies and
has the medical and nursing capacity to provide the individualized care that
these patients require. Through medical,
respiratory and nursing care, the patients will be provided with an
individualized plan of care to complete tracheosotomy care and wean as deemed
In House Pharmacy:
To facilitate the appropriate medical care for our
patients, West Gables has an in-house pharmacy which is always staffed by a
licensed pharmacist. The pharmacist
works hand in hand with the rest of the interdisciplinary team to facilitate
the appropriate medical treatment for patients.
The pharmacist are also available to provide the patients with education
on their medications and possible drug interactions.
Dietary & Food Services:
All patients admitted to West Gables are evaluated
by our dietary staff for an appropriate diet to meet their medical and personal
needs. The dietary staff prides itself
in the ability to cater to the dietary preferences of each of our patients
which can vary with the multi-cultural population in Miami Dade County. Our dieticians are also available to provide
patients with individualized education on their dietary needs and can help
patients with progressing with an individualized diet once discharged from the