About Kidney Care Center

Kidney Care Center was founded in 2008 and now employees three full time Physicians, four Certified Physician’s Assistants and one APRN. Our PA-C’s are healthcare providers who are educated at medical schools, in the medical model. They are trained to diagnose and treat illness, as well as provide preventative care in partnership with a physician supervisor. Their certification requires 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years, along with passing a national recertification exam every six years to maintain that
very important “C”.

 

As members of healthcare teams, PA-C’s take medical histories, examine, and treat patients, make diagnoses, prescribe medications, order, and interpret lab work and imaging. They practice in a wide variety of specialties and settings. Our PA-C’s are further trained to specialize in acute and critical Nephrology care for office, hospital and dialysis patients.

 

At Kidney Care Center we completely trust, train and provide team care for all our patients in managing their kidney disease. We firmly believe, and our experience has shown it to be true, that those patients who are consistent in keeping their appointments have fewer episodes of acute illness, better management of chronic illnesses and generally better overall health.

 

We specialize in treatment of Hypertension, diseases of Kidneys, fluid and electrolyte disorders, dialysis, transplant, Hemo- & Peritoneal dialysis.

 

LOCATIONS

We have two locations with our primary office location being on the 5th floor of the Doctors Building at 500 S. University Avenue, Suite 505, in Little Rock.

 

We provide care at our Sherwood location, 6020 Warden Rd, Suite, to assist our North Little Rock population. We are only at this clinic on Wednesdays.

 

For your scheduling convenience we offer one main telephone number 501.588.1100 to service both locations. Both offices are ADA accessible.

 

HOSPITAL
In addition to our office, we provide in-patient consultation services at Baptist Health Medical Center, Little Rock and North Little Rock campus, as well as Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute in Little Rock, CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, CHI St. Vincent Medical Center North & Rehabilitation Hospital, Sherwood.

 

Our Physicians may schedule follow up appointments after hospitalization or for Chronic Care Management. This allows us to monitor your kidney function and to keep this function stable. Chronic Care Management will assist you with medication changes, nephrology lab or other result management and to ensure you understand changes, recommendations and how to proceed going forward.

 

APPOINTMENTS/FAX SERVICE
We offer one convenient number for appointment scheduling 501-588-1100 and to fax medical records 501-588-1750.

 

To our referring Physician offices, for timely scheduling approval, please fax the last visit note with reason for referral as well as nephrology labs (CMP/BMP), and radiology results for renal ultrasound or biopsy.

 

EDUCATION
Patient nephrology education is very important to our Physician and PA-C team at Kidney Care Center. “We utilize the Kidney Smart® program to provide education about kidney disease. This includes a review of the causes of kidney disease, lifestyle choices, diet information and insurance and employment decisions. Kidney Smart® classes also prepare you for disease progression by reviewing treatment options such as transplant, in-center hemodialysis, home peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis. Patients and caregivers may take these classes at no cost. Once you are recommended by your physician, a Kidney Smart® team member will contact you to schedule a class.”

 

DIALYSIS
To provide care for our patients on dialysis we are affiliated with multiple DaVita Dialysis Centers in Little Rock, Jacksonville and North Little Rock.
 

INSURANCE
Our physicians are contracted with most insurance carriers and accept Medicare, Railroad Medicare and Medicaid patients age 18 and older.
In addition we participate with the following plans:
 
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as well as BCBS Out of State policies*
Health Advantage
Medipak Advantage
Ambetter
Allwell
Aetna commercial & Medicare Advantage plans*
Cigna*
GEHA
Humana
Municipal Health Plans
NALC
Qual-choice
ChampVA
Tricare-multiple plans for active duty and retired*
UMR
United Healthcare, AARP Medicare & Medicare Advantage plans*
Wellcare
VA Healthcare plans*

There are multiple other commercial and secondary plans.
 
*Please call us if you wish to confirm insurance participation prior to your visit*.

We do offer private pay rates for our un-insured patients. Please contact us prior to your appointment for this pricing on office and lab testing.
 
Should you have any questions about our services, please do not hesitate to call our office. We look forward to assisting you!

Our Team


KASHAF A. RASHEED, MD


In 2013, Dr Rasheed joined Kidney Care Center as our third physician after he completed his Nephrology Fellowship at Louisiana…


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AMY PRIDDLE, PA


Amy Priddle joined Kidney Care Center in 2012 as a Physician’s Assistant after completing her medical training at Harding…


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MUHAMMAD G. ALAM, MD


Dr. Alam obtained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Pakistan in 1990 and Master of Public Health…


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FAKHAR IJAZ, MD


Dr. Ijaz obtained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from King Edward Medical College, Pakistan in 1995…


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Jeffrey Pinto


Jeffrey Pinto joined the the Kidney Care Team in May of 2020. He was a Registered Nurse for 10 years before graduating…


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Alexandra (Sasha) Savenka


Alexandra (Sasha) Savenka joined Kidney Care Center in 2017. Prior to this she worked in an urgent care setting in NLR…


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Priya B. Patel, PA-C


Priya Patel joined Kidney Care Center in 2022 as a board-certified Physician Assistant. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Central Arkansas in 2018. She then went on to receive her master’s degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in August of 2021. Prior to medical school, she was … Continue reading Priya B. Patel, PA-C


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Our Office Staff

  • Business Office Manager – Fakhar Ijaz, MD, Tracy Brown
  • Billing – Annam, Sehrish, Shannon
  • Business Office Assistant – Sharon McInturff</li,>
  • Front Desk – Carmen
  • Nursing Department- Laura, MA; D’Lynn MA;
  • Scribe – Nasar, Daksha