Fresenius Seamless
Care of Gulf Shore

an ESRD Seamless Care Organization

Fresenius Seamless Care of Gulf Shore, LLC

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

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 Alabama, Inc.

Nephrology Associates Of Mobile, PA

  • Benjamin Kunz
  • Christine Avinger
  • Christopher D. Mire
  • Douglas A. Amare
  • Elizabeth Anderson
  • Emilija Pflaum
  • J. Michael Nipper
  • Jesse M. Corbello
  • Jimme Collier
  • M. Craig Kleinmann
  • Nakita Milhouse-Cook
  • Philip S. Travis
  • R. Sellors Meador
  • Ronald L. Gaines, MD
  • Ryan Tulowitzki
  • W. Bibb Lamar, III
  • Holli Burnett
  • Jonathan B. Cole
  • Stephen P Wilber
  • Tyler Parris
  • Andrew Felis
  • Saadur Rahman

Participants Non-Owner

Vascular Associates of South Alabama LLC

  • Benjamin Makamson
  • Michael Hogan
  • Lee Ferguson


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

Joint Ventures

There are no joint ventures between Participants and there are also no joint ventures between Participants and the Company.
For more information about joint ventures, call 844‑209‑9093.

Governing Body

Nephrology Associates of Mobile, P.C., John Nipper
Fresenius Kidney Care, Nichole Haynes
Fresenius Health Partners, Edward Jones, MD
Independent Consumer Advocate, Becki Connally