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Florida Kidney Physicians, Global Nephrology Solutions Welcome Gulf Coast Kidney Associates

Dec 23, 2021

Founding Global Nephrology Solutions (GNS) member-practice Florida Kidney Physicians (FKP) recently announced its partnership with Gulf Coast Kidney Associates (GCKA). The partnership with GCKA firmly solidifies FKP’s reputation as Florida’s leading nephrology practice with more than 100 providers caring for patients at over 40 locations throughout the state.

In addition, GCKA is now connected to GNS’s leading physician-owned, technology-enabled kidney care platform that supports more than 400 providers across 12 states. By joining GNS, GCKA’s nephrologists gain access to industry-leading resources, data and tools to deliver value-based care, improve outcomes and elevate the overall patient experience. GNS’s physician-led platform continues to attract leading nephrologists who share in its pursuit to transform the kidney care experience for patients living with kidney disease.

“We are so thrilled that GCKA is joining our network. Like us, Dr. Dennis Imperio and his partner physicians are well-known for providing quality care. We share a powerful devotion to our patients, and work to consistently improve their care experience,” said Rajendra S. Baliga, M.D., FACP, FASN, FAST, President of Florida Kidney Physicians.

Based in Sarasota, GCKA’s footprint stretches across three office locations and four local hospitals. Currently, GCKA’s four providers serve nearly 3,000 patients who suffer from acute kidney disease, chronic kidney disease and end stage kidney disease.

“Joining the FKP and GNS family allows us to focus on what we know and do best, and that’s taking care of the patient and having a positive impact on their lives. The added expertise and support of a national nephrology platform will strengthen the services we provide today,” said Dennis Imperio, M.D.

With the addition of GCKA, GNS closes out a successful year with nine new member-practices. Additionally, the company recently nearly doubled its best-in-class leadership team and is poised to build on that momentum in 2022.

Founding GNS CEO Rajiv Poduval, M.D., FASN, said, “We at GNS believe that the future of healthcare is value-based and keeps physicians at the center of patient care delivery.

Because of this guiding principle, we have seen tremendous growth across the company and in the Florida market this year. We look forward to identifying and partnering with even more like-minded nephrologists in 2022.”

About Florida Kidney Physicians

Florida Kidney Physicians is Florida’s premier provider of nephrology solutions, spanning over 40 office locations across the state with a team of more than 100 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/.

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