This specialty treats kidney disease.
• Chronic kidney disease on the increase
• Proactive care benefits dialysis patients
• Kidney specialists combine practices
• Access Center adds to complete dialysis care
• Chronic kidney disease a growing problem
221 Sterling Farms Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
731-668-4337 • 877-220-2221
Access Center: 731.668.9995
Dr. Ram Chary, Dr. Susan Alex and Dr. N. Murty Narapareddy joined with Dr. Shirish (Joe) Joglekar to open a new practice, West Tennessee Kidney Specialists, in 2009. All four physicians are board certified nephrologists, specializing in diseases of the kidneys. A fifth physician, Dr. R. Mulay, who is based in Dyersburg, also has joined the group.
With main offices in Jackson and Dyersburg, the physicians also see patients in satellite offices in Brownsville, Bolivar, Savannah, McKenzie and Camden.
They also are medical directors for dialysis facilities owned by DaVita, a national company, in Camden, Lexington, Dyersburg, Jackson, Tiptonville, Covington, Savannah, Selmer, Bolivar, Brownsville, Ripley and Humboldt. A nurse practitioner and a physician's assistant also see patients in the dialysis clinics. The physicians offer CAPD (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis) for those patients who can do in-home dialysis.
When Dr. Chary arrived in Jackson in 1980, he was one of the first subspecialists in any field in the community. “With no nephrologists, the need was here. Patients drove to Memphis or Nashville for dialysis three times a week,” he says
Dr. Joglekar came to Jackson 1992 years ago. Though he and Dr. Chary were in a joint venture together for a while, he practiced in a separate clinic. Dr. Alex and Dr. Narapareddy joined Dr. Chary in 1999.
The main office of West Tennessee Kidney Specialists, P.C., is at 221 Sterling Farms Drive, which is a new development near U.S. 45 Bypass between Oil Well Road and Old Humboldt Road. The map to the clinic is below..
The physicians of West Tennessee Kidney Specialists opened the West Tennessee Lifeline Access Center, an outpatient facility for dialysis patients, in April 2010 in association with Jackson Radiology Associates. The Access Center is in the same building as the physicians’ clinic at 213 Sterling Farms Drive in north Jackson.
Dr. Steven Thomas, Dr. Louis Lucas, Dr. Gregory Bruno, Dr. John Crocker, Dr. Abdul Quadeer and Dr. Matthew Graham practice at Jackson Radiology Associates.