Local Press Release – GNS // CKD

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TEMPE, Ariz., TAMPA, Fla. – August 24, 2021 – Florida Kidney Physicians (FKP) a founding Global Nephrology Solutions (GNS) member-practice, announced today that it has partnered with the Jacksonville-based Clinic for Kidney Diseases P.A. (CKD). CKD’s network includes six outpatient locations, 22 dialysis centers and nine hospital affiliations, offering comprehensive nephrology services to patients. The addition will expand FKP’s presence through the state and makes them the largest nephrology practice in the state of Florida with 35 office locations and nearly 100 providers.  

“CKD is one of Jacksonville’s premier nephrology practices, with a team of seven dedicated nephrologists. With the addition of CKD, FKP is poised to be the nephrology network of choice in the greater-Jacksonville area and state of Florida at large,” said Rajendra S. Baliga, M.D., FACP, FASN, FAST, President of Florida Kidney Physicians. 

Kidney disease is a common chronic condition that requires ongoing, specialized care. By partnering with FKP and GNS, CKD will be well-positioned to serve more patients across the greater Jacksonville area with a continued focus on patient empowerment against kidney disease.  

“We are excited to welcome CKD onto the platform and broaden the reach and impact of our services,” said Rajiv Poduval, MD, FASN, Founding Chief Executive Officer of Global Nephrology Solutions. “We will continue to form strong partnerships with like-minded nephrologists to unlock growth opportunities across Florida and the nation.” 

The GNS value-based care delivery platform is driven by proprietary, predictive data analytics and clinical workflows underpinned by one of the world’s largest clinical chronic kidney disease data warehouses that enables nephrologists to deliver better patient outcomes and value-based care. Building on its deep value-based experience with and participation in CMMI ESCO models, on January 1, 2022, GNS will launch CKCC value-based operations in four markets with over 10,000 covered lives, representing over $600 million of medical expense under management. 

About Global Nephrology Solutions

GNS is one of the nation’s leading physician-led nephrology organizations, with more than 350 providers and 800 employees, supporting nephrologists who provide care across 10 states. The company remains committed to keeping nephrologists independent, relevant, and at the center of patient-care delivery. The GNS value-based care delivery platform is driven by proprietary, predictive data analytics and clinical workflows underpinned by one of the world’s largest clinical chronic kidney disease (“CKD”) data warehouses that enable nephrologists to deliver better patient outcomes and value-based care. For more information, visit the Global Nephrology Solutions website at www.globalnephrologysolutions.com.

About Florida Kidney Physicians 

Florida Kidney Physicians is Florida’s premier provider of nephrology solutions, spanning 35 office locations across the state with a team of 91 providers. They provide treatment ranging from general nephrology and hypertension, to dialysis, transplant care and clinical research in a team dynamic that allows for a smooth continuity of care, abundant resources for patients, and unparalleled accessibility. FKP patients have access to a sophisticated network of dedicated physicians committed to improving patients’ lives. For more information, visit Florida Kidney Physicians’ website at https://flkidney.com/