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Central Florida's trusted source for kidney care.

Central Florida Kidney Specialists (CFLKS) is a national leader in providing comprehensive care for patients with kidney disease, kidney transplant, and hypertension. CFLKS has been a trusted source of information and top-quality kidney care in the Central Florida area since 1971.

On a mission to provide the best possible care for kidney disorders.

Our mission has always been to:
  • Learn as much as we can about your unique, individual kidney problem
  • Explain your condition, its risks, your options and your treatment to you in terms you can understand
  • Treat you to correct the problem or help you maintain your kidney function for as long as possible
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Focused on quality. Devoted to your best health.

One of the largest teams of kidney specialists in the United States, we’re focused on providing patients and referring physicians alike with expert care and evaluation of kidney disorders.

Our priority and our commitment are one and the same: to deliver personalized, state-of-the-art care in a setting that’s comfortable and convenient. To be successful in this endeavor, we see it as our job to:

  • Learn as much as we can about your unique, individual kidney problem
  • Treat you to correct the problem or help you maintain your kidney function for as long as possible
  • Explain your condition, its risks, your options and your treatment to you in terms you can understand

A long tradition of excellence and leadership in nephrology.

With over 50 years of dedication and continuous advancement, our team of accomplished physicians includes board-certified and fellowship-trained doctors specializing in nephrology, internal medicine, interventional nephrology, hypertension and transplant nephrology. Also, these highly credentialed and experienced specialists are supported by a team of capable, caring nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, laboratory and X-ray technologists, dietitians, and administrative personnel.

Several of our physicians serve as directors of nephrology and transplant departments at major Central Florida hospitals. In addition, we make continuing education a priority and investigate and incorporate the latest procedures and techniques in kidney care. Our research initiative offers individuals the opportunity to participate in clinical research and ethical clinical trials in order to establish the benefits of investigational drugs.

For leading-edge, compassionate, and effective kidney care delivered with expertise and experience, call Central Florida Kidney Specialists at 407-472-5110.

Fatima Ammons
Chief Executive Officer

Fatima joined Central Florida Kidney Specialists with greater than 20 years of experience in both operations and health care leadership. Her experience in hospital, physician-owned and private equity sectors provide leadership in operational efficiencies and effective work models. Her scope of practice includes multi-state, multi-specialty with up to 6,000 team members. Beyond her expertise in operations, she has led initiatives that reduce waste, utilize software, reduce expenses, and increase team member and patient satisfaction. Her goal is to continue to provide impactful leadership to CFLKS, our partners and team members. Fatima has earned degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology, Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources, MBA and completed an Executive Program through Harvard School of Business.

Eileen Buchmann
Director of Finance & HR

Eileen joined Central Florida Kidney Specialists in 1985 when the company name was Internal Medicine Specialists.  Eileen joined the company at the time there were 7 providers and 1 location.  Eileen has helped the company grow to 36 providers, 13 locations and 16 entities throughout Central Florida.  Eileen is the Director of Finance/HR and oversees all financial and HR responsibilities for the organization.

Michele Dejesus
Director of Operations

Michele Joined Central Florida Kidney Specialists in 2001.  She has performed the roles of Regional Practice Manager of 8 offices in a dual specialty group, Revenue Cycle Manager before her latest transition into Operations. Her experience in Healthcare began in the USN as a Hospital corpsman where she served in various roles for 8 years in clinical operations of a specialty clinic at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital, improving efficiencies and logs for the hospital.   Michele earned her degree from University of Central Florida majoring in Health Service Administration with a minor in education and social work.  Her goal is to improve daily operations and efficiencies for CFLKS.

Alicia Brend
Revenue Cycle Management Manager

Alicia is the Manager of Revenue Cycle Management at Central Florida Kidney Specialists. Alicia joined the company in 2002 and is responsible for overseeing all areas of CFLKS revenue cycle operations, from charge capture, coding, billing, revenue integrity, and compliance, to accounts receivable and patient accounting. She is also responsible for developing strategies around operating activities to optimize revenue as well as developing key service and support metrics.  Alicia has 21 years of healthcare experience, with 7 of those in a healthcare management role, including operations, revenue cycle, and data analytics.

Elaine Fuller
LPN & Clinical Manager

Elaine became part of the CFLKS team in September 1995 while the company was IMS.  At that time, the organization had 3 locations.  Elaine facilitated the growth of the company to 13 locations while working as a LPN with two physicians and an APP.  Elaine currently leads all clinical team members and oversees 7 locations.  In addition to Elaine’s LPN degree, she has completed a management program.  Helping the team members and patients are Elaine’s passion and what drives her to serve patients and team members each day.

Donna DeLouise
RN, BSN, & Vascular Access Lab Manager

Donna has worked with the vascular lab for over 13 years. Her passion for Nephrology continues to grow, proven by continued education within the field.  Her passion comes from personal experience in the world of dialysis and transplants.  She has a kidney transplant and loves giving hope and encouragement to the community that she's been a part of for 20+ years.  Her goal is to become a nurse practitioner and continue to be a part of Central Florida Kidney Specialists for continued care, continue to educate and inspire our community.  Her Associates of Science in Nursing degree was obtained from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (Now, Advent Health University).  Her Bachelor of Science in nursing was obtained by Grand Canyon University.  She is currently working towards obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing while continuing patient care at the vascular access center.