What makes us different?

Together, Coastal Nephrology Associates and Volunteer Medical Research are able to offer our patients a holistic approach to kidney care. Diagnosis can be scary - we know that. Our main concern is quality of life. We have access to cutting edge treatment through our research studies, as well as decades of experience treating the most extreme forms of kidney disease. How much does a positive quality of life cost? It's priceless.


We are one of only a few practices in Florida with an onsite lab dedicated to clinical research in the treatment of kidney disease.


CNA is among the top nephrology practices in the the state of Florida, with over 50 years of combined experience in treating kidney disease.


An ``easy diagnosis`` doesn't exist. We specialize in evaluation and treatment of complex causes of chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure.


Kidney disease affects all of us. Each doctor at our practice has been personally touched by long-term chronic kidney disease.

Meet Our Dynamic Doctors

Coastal Nephrology Associates has satellite offices in Venice, Nort Port and Englewood. Our doctors have hospital privileges in all 4 Charlotte County hospitals.

Dr. Kianoosh Kaveh, DO

Medical Director, Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Dialysis Unit
Medical Director, Punta Gorda Dialysis Unit
Medical Director, Fresenius Kidney Care of Punta Gorda

Dr. Rohit Pankhaniya, MD

Medical Director, Fresenius Kidney Care of Port Charlotte
Cheif of Staff, Bayfront Health Port Charlotte

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Clinical Trials allow us access to the most cutting edge treatment.

We conduct multiple clinical trials in the areas of kidney disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Our center by the numbers:

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Studies Completed

An ``easy diagnosis`` doesn't exist. We specialize in evaluation and treatment of complex causes of chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure.

Combined Years Experience

Our doctors have almost 5 decades worth of experience in treating kidney disease. Let it work for you.

In-House Nutritionist

Diet therapy is critical for patients with (CKD).

Diet therapy is critical for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). While the primary care provider can and should initiate a discussion about dietary changes with CKD patients, it is vital to engage and refer to a registered dietitian (RD) knowledgeable in CKD diet and nutrition to assess and conduct individualized medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for patients with CKD. MNT can delay CKD progression, prevent or treat complications such as malnutrition, and improve quality of life. Additionally, MNT can lower healthcare costs.


Coastal Nephrology Associates has a dietitian on staff to help you establish and maintain Medical Nutrition Therapy.

The CNA & VMR Blog

Read more about our latest news posts and be informed.

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The Conditions we Treat

Our team of doctors and research specialists offer a wide range of expert care for hard-to-treat conditions that affect the kidneys.
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Dialysis
  • Genetic kidney disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney injury
  • Kidney stones
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Proteinuria
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • Hypertension

Client Testimonials

We believe we have the most caring kidney care doctors in the state of Florida. We love to help our patient live happy, healthy lives.
Volunteer Medical Research is a top notch organization. They have a Staff that explains what procedure that they will be given at each visit. Again they are a class group.

Charlie Grubbs

VMR Study Participant

I have been involved in four drug studies with Volunteer Medical Research. In each study I found the professionalism of the Doctors and Nurses to be top notch. Participating in these studies definitely improved the quality of life and prolonged my life long enough to obtain a Kidney Transplant. Thanks to my Drug Study Nurse, Amelia and my Doctor, Dr. Kaveh, for all the support and caring.

Curtis Beard

VMR Patient

I had a very positive experience with Volunteer Medical Research Center. Over the years that I participated in the study, each appointment at the center was handled promptly, efficiently, professionally, and all of that by a very friendly staff. The staff always made me feel as comfortable as possible, and always treated me with respect. I feel fortunate to have participated in the Tolvaptan study.

Orlando Hernandez

VMR Patient

Dr. Nandeesh has been an extraordinary doctor to me since I have been under his care. Despite the emotional and physical roller coaster that my health has taken me on over the past few years, Dr. Nandeesh has been there with me every step of the way. He has been and continues to be the strongest advocate for my health. His bedside manner is exceptional and an example of what is lacking in specialized medicine today. He takes the extra step in making sure you are comfortable with the care he provides and listens attentively to every concern that you may have.

Lall, Renuka

CNA Patient

I can't say enough nice things about Dr.Nandheesha. Two years ago he saved my kidneys through his exact evaluation, diagnosis and treatment which prevented me from having to go on dialysis. I was in stage five kidney failure with Good Pasture and Wegener's disease, brought on by a body immune issue. I am eternally grateful to Dr. Nandheesha! The staff assisting Dr.Nandheesha have all been very thoughtful, caring and professional. Sincerely,

Suzannah M. Woelkers

CNA Patient

Contact Information

3221 S Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952(941) 505-8720research@coastalnephrologyfl.com

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday8:00am - 5:00pm