Fresenius Seamless
Care of Charlotte

an ESRD Seamless Care Organization

Fresenius Seamless Care of Charlotte, LLC

Certain dialysis facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina have chosen to participate in Fresenius Seamless Care of Charlotte, an ESRD Seamless Care Organization (ESCO) in the Medicare Comprehensive ESRD Care model. See below for a listing of ESCO dialysis facilities in Charlotte.

We’re Working to Improve Your Care

The goal of an ESCO is for dialysis facilities, nephrologists, and other health care providers to communicate and work together closely, so they can deliver high-quality care that meets the patient’s individual needs and preferences. ESCOs may be rewarded for providing their patients with higher quality, more coordinated care.

You Can Still Choose Any
Dialysis Facility, Doctor or Hospital

An ESCO Patient's Medicare benefits do not change. An ESCO is not a Medicare Advantage plan, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan, or an insurance plan of any kind.

ESCO Patients still have the right to use any dialysis facility, provider or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time. A doctor may continue to recommend that an ESCO Patient see particular doctors or providers for their specific health needs, but it is always the patient's choice about which provider they use or dialysis facility or hospital they visit.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns, you can:

  • E-mail us at, call us at 1-844-209-9093, or bring it up next time you are in your provider’s office.
  • You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and tell the representative you are calling about ESCOs.
  • TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

ESCO Leadership Team and Participants

Primary Contact

Maritza Izquierdo

Fresenius Health Partners

Clinical Leadership Contact

Terry Ketchersid, MD

Integrated Care Group,
Fresenius Medical Care North America

Andrew Aronson, MD FACEP

Fresenius Health Partners
Health Services

Scott Dickison

Integrated Care Group

Maria Radonova

Integrated Care Group,
Fresenius Health Partners


Participants Owner

Bio-Medical Applications Of North Carolina, Inc.




Carolina Kidney Care, P.A.

  • Ananda Gurram
  • Christina Revels, PA
  • Christine Plummer, FNP
  • Delores Williams, FNP
  • Emily Sun
  • Ezra McConnell III
  • Kenneth Melton
  • Mark Kasari
  • Mary Mentzer, FNP
  • Maureen Achuko
  • Moses Aboagye-Kumi
  • Patty Cockman, FNP
  • Richmond Nuamah
  • Shannon Snyder, FNP
  • Shyamal Palit
  • Sue High, FNP
  • Theresa Campbell, FNP
  • Yuan Lu
  • Lindsay Humphrey
  • Diana Cueli

Nephrology Associates, PA

  • Brian Erb
  • Doug Nicholson
  • John Fassler
  • Sayta Bhupathi
  • Ramesh Boothapuri

Metrolina Nephrology Associates, PA

  • Adit Mahale, MD
  • Andrew O'Connor
  • Angela Lamkin, PA
  • Anjali Singla, MD
  • Anna Pasour, NP
  • Benjamin Hippen
  • Brandie Buckingham, PA
  • Brittney Mcguirt
  • Charles Stoddard III
  • Chris Fotiadis
  • Cynthia Shierts, AGACNP-BC
  • Daniel Tierney
  • Dianne Audette, FNP-C
  • Donald Berling
  • Douglas Nigbor
  • Edward Fisher
  • Emily Simoneau, AGACNP-BC
  • Ernest Johnson III
  • Gary Schreck, NP
  • George Hart
  • Gregory Merten
  • Holly Garner, NP
  • Jane Bycroft, NP
  • Jeffrey Nielsen
  • Joel Bruce
  • John Dashiell
  • John Gerig
  • Jonathan Planer
  • Julie Peterson, FNP-BC
  • Katerina M. Jones, MSN ANP-C
  • Kendall Schuyler, PA
  • Kevin Lowe
  • Kimberly Yates
  • Laura Reevey, AGNP-C
  • Leah Smith, NP
  • Lynn Allen, FNP-BC
  • Mary Joleen Shelton, NP
  • Matthew Elliott
  • Maurice Gene Radford, Jr.
  • Mehul Patel
  • Melissa Bevins, PA
  • Michael Etomi
  • Mona Shaban, MD
  • Nancy Gritter
  • Nancy Marvin
  • Nathan Woolwine
  • Nellie Cauley, NP
  • Paul Blake
  • Paul Cheifetz
  • Peale Chuang
  • Rebecca Morton, NP
  • Shannon Lang, AGACNP
  • Sonal Patel, FNP-C
  • Sonni Sly, FNP-C
  • Suzanne L. Katsanos, MD
  • Thomas Smarz, Jr.
  • Tina Kelly, NP
  • Todd Griffith
  • Verachai Lohavichan
  • Vivek R. Sanghani, MD
  • Andrea Putnam
  • Shenna Shaw
  • Gautam Phadke


Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
Fresenius Seamless Care
PO Box 162970
Austin, TX 78716-2970

Joint Ventures

Independent Nephrology Services, Inc.

For more information about joint ventures,
call 844-209-9093.

Governing Body

Carolina Kidney Care, Ezra Lee McConnell, MD
Metrolina Nephrology Associates, George Hart, MD
Fresenius Kidney Care, W Strait Gaston
Fresenius Health Partners, Terry Ketchersid, MD
Independent Consumer Advocate, William Howe