Founding GNS Member-Practice Florida Kidney Physicians Adds Three Locations and Twelve Providers in Brevard County

TEMPE, Ariz. – September 21, 2021 – Global Nephrology Solutions (“GNS”), one of the largest physician-led and physician-owned kidney care platforms in the United States, announced the addition of Melbourne-based Space Coast Nephrology Associates, PLLC (SCNA) to their growing network. As part of this new partnership, SCNA will join Florida Kidney Physicians, the largest nephrology practice in the state of Florida and an established GNS member-practice.

“SCNA is one of Brevard County’s premier nephrology practices with a team of twelve dedicated and highly skilled providers. We welcome them to Florida Kidney Physicians as we continue tremendous growth to better service patients across the state of Florida,” said Rajendra S. Baliga, M.D., FACP, FASN, FAST, President of Florida Kidney Physicians.

The addition of SCNA will further expand GNS’ growing presence. SCNA serves more than 13,000 patients with a team of twelve providers, including nephrologists and nurse practitioners. The practice operates three office locations in Melbourne and Palm Bay, Fla., and covers six area hospitals, including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Viera Hospital, Melbourne Regional Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, and Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital.

“We are thrilled by the recent growth in Florida and the opportunity to broaden the reach and impact of our services,” said Rajiv Poduval, MD, FASN, Founding Chief Executive Officer of Global Nephrology Solutions. “We will continue to form strong partnerships with like-minded nephrologists, like SCNA, to unlock growth opportunities across the country.”

“Providing quality care to our patients across Brevard County has always been our focus,” said Dr. Vishnu Patel. “Florida Kidney Physicians shares our passion for treating patients with kidney disease. I’m excited at the possibilities to continue to enhance patient care through access to the GNS value-based care delivery platform, as well as sharing expertise to positively impact more patients.”

About Global Nephrology Solutions

GNS is one of the nation’s leading physician-led nephrology organizations, with over 360 providers and 800 employees, supporting nephrologists who provide care across 10 states. The company remains committed to keeping nephrologists independent, relevant, and at the center of patient-care delivery. The GNS value-based care delivery platform is driven by proprietary, predictive data analytics and clinical workflows underpinned by one of the world’s largest clinical chronic kidney disease (“CKD”) data warehouses that enable nephrologists to deliver better patient outcomes and value-based care. For more information, visit the Global Nephrology Solutions website at

About Florida Kidney Physicians

Florida Kidney Physicians is Florida’s premier provider of nephrology solutions, spanning 38 office locations across the state with a team of over 100 providers. They provide treatment ranging from general nephrology and hypertension to dialysis, transplant care and clinical research in a team dynamic that allows for a smooth continuity of care, abundant resources for patients, and unparalleled accessibility. Florida Kidney Physicians’ patients have access to a sophisticated network of dedicated physicians committed to improving patients’ lives. For more information, visit Florida Kidney Physicians’ website at

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