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Nephrology Associates has been selected by the Renal Physicians Association Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2019 RPA Exemplary Practice Award. This award annually goes to a nephrology practice that exemplifies achievements in patient care, business affairs, local community involvement, and involvement within the RPA.

Nephrology Associates, P.C. has a thirty three year history in the Nashville and surrounding Middle Tennessee area. Its thirty physicians, and eleven nurse extenders, annually serve 22,000 outpatient clinic and 2,200 dialysis patients within 24 outpatient locations, 43 dialysis clinics and 22 hospitals. The practice covers geography of 113 miles north to south and 145 miles east to west, ensuring that its physicians are providing services where it is convenient to the patients. Nephrology Associates is dedicated to providing services to all members of the community, irrespective of their ability to pay, knowing that by assisting in this manner the overall health of the Middle Tennessee Valley will continue to be strong. Dr. Ashish Soni, President of Nephrology Associates, stated “All Nephrology Associates physicians, managers, and employees are privileged to help take care of the nephrology needs of the Middle Tennessee Valley, and while we appreciate the recognition, we will continue to focus on delivering high quality healthcare within our patients’ local communities.”

Nephrology Associates, through a combination of initiatives, actively takes a leadership role in local community, as well as acts as a resource for other nephrology practices throughout the country. The practice regularly receives inquiries from other practices concerning clinical operations, physician governance, accounts receivable challenges, and community health involvement. It is woven into their business plan to continue to care for patients with first-in-class service; to remove any barriers that its physicians have in being able to see patients; and to provide a nurturing work environment for its employees.

The award was publicly recognized during the RPA Annual Conference on Saturday, March 30.