for Physicians

Helping you provide patients with the best care.

Everything you do revolves around providing the best possible care to your patients. We share that goal and partner with you to deliver exceptional clinical outcomes. Our physician-driven operating philosophy values your clinical leadership at the dialysis center.

ARA’s partnership model offers you:

  • Autonomy – ARA offers full clinical autonomy allowing you to make decisions that make the most sense for your clinic and for your patients.
  • Quality patient care – ARA has a reputation for providing patients with high-quality dialysis care.
  • Best-in-class management services – ARA’s deep and experienced management team provides operational support for key functions, including clinical and technical services, finance and accounting, revenue cycle management, legal and regulatory functions, and compliance oversight.
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Physician Satisfaction

Our physician partners consistently rank their partnership experience with ARA at or above a 95% satisfaction rate, according to an annual Press Ganey Performance Difference Report.


Take a look at our 2016 Press Ganey Physician Satisfaction survey results.


2016 Guardian Excellence Award Low Rez

American Renal Associates was named a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for outstanding performance in Physician Engagement by Press Ganey. The Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that consistently achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in Physician Engagement.

Read more about the Guardian of Excellence Award.

What our physician partners have to say about working with us.​

"Having previously been with another provider, I can truly appreciate the ARA difference. I am able to practice as a nephrologist providing the best quality of care to my patients, leading to outstanding clinical outcomes. ARA as a partner provides the support I need in management without dictating how to take care of patients. This teamwork has led to the best results – both in regards to patient health and financially – I have ever experienced.”
Michael Anger, M.D., Denver, CO

“I have always believed that the happiness and contentment of a dialysis facility’s staff has a direct impact to the quality of care provided and the satisfaction of the patients. I have been impressed with how ARA supports and treats the staff in the facility. Staff have the resources they need to do their job well, and they are treated with dignity and respect. I am very proud of this.”
Vincent Bobby, D.O., Kidney Center of Greater Hazleton, PA

“I have been part of the ARA family for over a decade and they continue to stay true to their core values, which mirrors mine as a doctor. Our priority number one has been, and will always be, about providing the very best patient care we can. Over the years, I have made changes at the ARA Dialysis Units that I feel are in the best interest of my patients and ARA’s response has uniformly been: ‘Dr. Slater, this is a patient care issue -- what can we do to help make this change happen?'"
Jonathan Slater, M.D., Springfield Dialysis Center, Springfield, MA

“We value our partnership with ARA because of the philosophy of their leadership. They believe that providing the best care for their patients is the formula for a successful dialysis company and they actively reach out to all members of the health care team for their input and feedback in accomplishing this goal.” 
Eleanor Lederer, M.D., Louisville, KY

“I’ve been involved with dialysis services for over 30 years and have worked with the principals of ARA for most of this time. My relationship with ARA allows me to maintain medical autonomy and ensures that my patients receive high quality dialysis care.” 
Joseph Chazan, M.D., Providence, RI

"The ARA team is the ideal partner for Howard University. ARA built a state-of-the-art dialysis unit here and has been able to attract terrific facility staff, and ARA's corporate team provides strong operational support that allows our unit to run smoothly. All of these factors enable us to offer high quality dialysis services to this part of the District of Columbia. I'm proud to be affiliated with ARA."
Constance Mere, M.D., Chief of the Renal Division at Howard University

“The ARA team understands the business, works closely with the physician partners and lets the doctors manage what they know best – clinical medicine."
C. Ross Betts, M.D., Butler County Dialysis Center, Butler, PA

Partnership Model

Since our founding in 1999, we have focused exclusively on operating dialysis centers in partnership with physicians. We believe our partnership model is superior because it offers better clinical coordination with your nephrology practice and allows you to be fully engaged in the operations of the dialysis center. Our physician partnership model is centered on the following principles:

  • Autonomy
  • Equity partnership
  • Experience
  • Quality patient care and comfort
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Strong track record
  • Trust
Learn More About Our Partnership Model