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Podcast: Exploring Nephrology Practice Business Models

For nephrologists considering a new practice business model in today’s value-based landscape, identifying the most fitting option can be a challenge. Listen to this podcast, in which Mark Hovermann interviews Bob Provenzano, MD, on the different business models and the advantages and disadvantages each model offers.

Note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal or financial advice. You should always seek professional legal and financial advice as appropriate because there are a variety of factors that may impact your ultimate decisions.

Robert Provenzano, MD, FACP, FASN

Robert Provenzano, MD, FACP, FASN

In addition to his roles as chief medical officer at Nephrology Practice Solutions and vice president of medical affairs at DaVita Kidney Care, Robert Provenzano, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where he earned his medical degree. He completed his fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital and served as the chief of the nephrology, hypertension & transplantation section and director of nephrology research at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Dr. Provenzano is former president of the Renal Physicians Association and chair of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. He is also former CEO of St. Clair Specialty Physicians, PC, a multistate nephrology practice. He has published extensively on kidney care business models and is the chief medical officer of Nephrology Practice Solutions (NPS), a national kidney care management company affiliated with DaVita that oversees owned and managed practices. Twitter: @DrBobPro