Opening held for DaVita Dialysis Clinic
Miami Times staff report | 4/10/2014, 9 a.m.
Last Tuesday, the first known joint venture dialysis clinic opened in Miami Gardens at 15800 NW 15 Ave., Ste. D. Clinic principals are Drs. Anne Marie Miles, Michael Lemont, and Alexander Velar. They are three of the five partners of Kidney and Hypertension Specialists of Miami PA and practice in the North Miami area serving Aventura, Jackson North, North Shore, Mount Sinai and University of Miami Hospitals.
Participants in the opening ceremony were Reverend George E. McRae, pastor of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty City and Myriam Neree-Ropizar, the facility administrator, Lemont and Miles.
Miles, FACP is an attending in Nephrology and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Community Preceptor, University of Miami School of Medicine. She is also board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. After receiving her medical degree at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, she did nephrology and transplant fellowships at SUNY, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She relocated to Miami 15 years ago.
Her areas of interest are diabetic kidney disease, kidney stones and post- transplant management.
Dr. Lemont is an attending in Nephrology and chief of the Department of Nephrology at Aventura Hospital. He received his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He did nephrology and transplant fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and relocated to Miami 10 years ago. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr Lemont’s areas of interest are hepatitis in dialysis and transplant patients, and lupus nephritis.
Dr. Velar is an attending in Nephrology at Mount Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach. He received his medical degree from the University of Guadalajara School of Medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico and completed nephrology fellowship at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, as well as Critical Care fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He relocated to Miami eight years ago. His areas of interest are critical care nephrology and disorders of calcium and bone metabolism in kidney failure.