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Kidney Care Center

The KCC Story

The Origin

The story begins with a single-specialty nephrology practice in 2004, Joliet, IL. Tunji Alausa, MD, our current Chief Medical Officer & Executive Chairman, founded the practice starting as a solo nephrologist. The practice was initially named "Germane Nephrology". Dr. Alausa

2004

The Foundation

Looking into the future, Dr. Alausa realized that a single physician practice, or even a multi-physician single-location practice was not going to stand the test of survival going into the future. So, almost two decades ago Dr. Alausa made a calculated pragmatic decision to expand Germane Nephrology. HDS

2004

The Partnership

The first physician who joined Germane Nephrology in Joliet then was Mohammad S. Shafi, MD, who is now a senior partner and co-owner of the company. Germane Nephrology expanded in Joliet to about four nephrologists. Dr. Shafi

2005

The Strategy

With this strategic expansion came Asim Shazzad as a practice manager, who was running a practice in Joliet. He joined and propelled us towards opening more practices. Today he is the Chief Operating Officer of the Kidney Care Center. Asim Shazzad

2005

The Rebranding

Keeping in mind a multi-physician multi-location nephrology practice, it was decided to rebrand the company in 2010. A new name, Kidney Care Center, was coined.

2010

The First Milestone

The first additional practice was Kidney Care Center Elgin, which today has about six nephrologists. Home Dialysis Services

2014

The Growth

The second practice was set up in Olympia Fields with about seven nephrologists and one nurse practitioner. Then came Kidney Care Center South, Kidney Care Center Rockford, Kidney Care Center Merrillville and so on. DCC Hershey

2015

The Expansion

Exceptional patient care led to exceptional success. This success provided the boost to the other stage of federation. Today Kidney Care Center is present in the state of Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Tampa area in Florida. We also have Kidney Care Center in Indiana and Georgia. DCC Oakland & Olympia Fields

2015-16

The Story Continues

Today we have many locations across six states in United States. We hope to continue to expand our operations to other states providing boutique/optimal level of care that we like to provide to our patients. We are a patients first organization, and the patients are at the heart of what we do at Kidney Care Center. Life doesn’t stop if someone is diagnosed with a kidney disease, we do everything and will continue to do everything to ensure that our patients are living the best quality life that they can. Corporate Office

2022

The Origin

The story begins with a single-specialty nephrology practice in 2004, Joliet, IL. Tunji Alausa, MD, our current Chief Medical Officer & Executive Chairman, founded the practice starting as a solo nephrologist.  The practice was initially named "Germane Nephrology".

2004

The Foundation

Looking into the future, Dr. Alausa realized that a single physician practice, or even a multi-physician single-location practice was not going to stand the test of survival going into the future. So, almost two decades ago Dr. Alausa made a calculated pragmatic decision to expand Germane Nephrology.

2004

The Partnership

The first physician who joined Germane Nephrology in Joliet then was Mohammad S. Shafi, MD, who is now a senior partner and co-owner of the company. Germane Nephrology expanded in Joliet to about four nephrologists.

2005

The Strategy

With this strategic expansion came Asim Shazzad as a practice manager, who was running a practice in Joliet. He joined and propelled us towards opening more practices. Today he is the Chief Operating Officer of the Kidney Care Center.

2005

The Rebranding

Keeping in mind a multi-physician multi-location nephrology practice, it was decided to rebrand the company in 2010. A new name, Kidney Care Center, was coined.

2010

The First Milestone

The first additional practice was Kidney Care Center Elgin, which today has about six nephrologists.

2014

The Growth

The second practice was set up in Olympia Fields with about seven nephrologists and one nurse practitioner. Then came Kidney Care Center South, Kidney Care Center Rockford, Kidney Care Center Merrillville and so on.

2015

The Expansion

Exceptional patient care led to exceptional success. This success provided the boost to the other stage of federation. Today Kidney Care Center is present in the state of Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Tampa area in Florida. We also have Kidney Care Center in Indiana and Georgia.

2015-16

The Story Continues

Today we have many locations across six states in United States. We hope to continue to expand our operations to other states providing boutique/optimal level of care that we like to provide to our patients. We are a patients first organization, and the patients are at the heart of what we do at Kidney Care Center. Life doesn’t stop if someone is diagnosed with a kidney disease, we do everything and will continue to do everything to ensure that our patients are living the best quality life that they can.

2022
KCC Joliet