VIENNA, Va., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Somatus, the market-leading value-based kidney services provider for health plans, health systems, and provider groups, announced today a partnership with Washington Nephrology Associates (WNA). Somatus and WNA will partner together to provide patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease increased access to high-quality care and the newest prevention and treatment options available.
"Washington Nephrology Associates is one of the largest and most experienced nephrology groups in the region," stated Dr. Ikenna Okezie, Co-Founder and CEO of Somatus. "We are excited to work alongside them to improve outcomes and treatment options for patients in the Greater Metropolitan DC area."
The partnership will broaden Somatus' ability to provide care for patients in the region using the company's value-based care model, which focuses on increasing the use of home-based therapies and improving transplant options for patients. WNA nephrologists, Dr. Hassan Shahin and Dr. Tariq Rehman, will also serve as the Medical Directors of Somatus' Comprehensive Kidney Care and Dialysis Center located in Mount Vernon.
"The work Somatus is leading to revolutionize kidney care directly complements the care Washington Nephrology Associates has been providing to patients in the region for the past 30+ years," said Dr. Bala Subramanian, Partner at WNA. "Together, our work will provide greater access, support, and education to patients diagnosed with kidney disease."
Somatus partners with leading health plans, health systems, nephrology and primary care groups to provide integrated care for patients with or at risk of developing kidney disease. As the market leader in value-based kidney care, Somatus' vertically integrated clinical services and technology delay or prevent disease progression, decrease avoidable hospital utilization, improve quality and care coordination, and increase the use of home dialysis modalities and rates of kidney transplantation. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, and founded by a team of world-class healthcare operators, successful entrepreneurs, and leading clinicians treating kidney disease. For more information, please visit http://www.somatus.com.
About Washington Nephrology Associates, LLP
Washington Nephrology Associates is a partnership of physicians practicing Nephrology in the Greater Metropolitan DC and Baltimore area since 1984. WNA physicians and providers span the entire DMV region with 21 physicians and 18 office locations in the region, including Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, Alexandria, Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Fairfax, Woodbridge, and Washington, DC. WNA physicians are all board certified or board eligible in nephrology. A number serve on the faculty at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and are active in teaching medical students and residents.