Metrolina Nephrology Associates

The region’s most recognized and experienced nephrology group.

Expert Healthcare

Metrolina Nephrology Associates is the region’s most recognized and experienced nephrology group. The practice has been on the forefront of the treatment and management of kidney disease for more than 40 years. Composed of 41 Nephrologists and 39 Nephrology Advanced Practitioners, our practice serves patients from seven convenient locations. Our extensive network of physicians and offices allow our practice to deliver care in an atmosphere that is personal, caring and compassionate.

Metrolina Nephrology Associates Values

It is our mission to provide the most comprehensive nephrology services available with a personal commitment to enhance our patients’ quality of life through professional activity and dedication.
By providing service excellence through highly specialized physicians and staff, we commit to serving the individual needs and circumstances of patients.

Metrolina Nephrology Associates will be viewed as the most outstanding and comprehensive nephrology care provider in the Southeast United States; improving outcomes for patients by utilizing all available community resources, participating in valuable nephrology research and supporting the continuing education for our staff and providers of service.

We promise to deliver the best quality, patient-centered care with compassion and excellence, utilizing the best technology and innovation available. We promise to work as a team to ensure efficient and superior care.

More Information


MNA and Metrolina Kidney Center (MKC) have a long history in the greater Charlotte area.  MNA’s founder, Dr. Charles Farmer completed one of the first nephrology training programs and brought the new specialty of nephrology to the Charlotte area in 1969.   He managed the area’s first renal transplant.  The opening of the first outpatient dialysis unit in the Carolinas took place in 1973. Shortly thereafter home hemodialysis training began allowing patients to receive life-saving dialysis therapy in their homes.

Because of rapid growth, a new Kidney Center opened in July of 1975 to provide 26 stations for in-center hemodialysis and four stations for home hemodialysis training, as well as office space for three nephrologists.  With the addition of peritoneal dialysis as a treatment modality, the Kidney Center expanded into additional facilities. Additional growth, especially with patients from the Gaston County area, led to the establishment a dialysis facility in Gaston County in November 1980.

Having grown to five nephrologists, Metrolina Nephrology Associates PA was incorporated in 1983, and the dialysis units were acquired by the predecessor of Fresenius Medical Care in 1984.  Expansion continued throughout the entire Metrolina region, opening up dialysis units in surrounding areas of Monroe, Albemarle, Lincolnton, Belmont and Kings Mountain as well as numerous units in Charlotte.

MNA added full time staff in the Gastonia office in October 1993 and opened offices in Monroe (1998), Matthews (1999), Pineville (2007), Huntersville (2008) and Mooresville (2008). The Charlotte office moved to its present location on Randolph Road in February of 2006 and opened the Metrolina Access Center in December, 2006.

In 2010, Southeast Renal Associates, PA joined the practice bringing six nephrologists to help support the Charlotte metro-region dialysis population.  Central Carolina Nephrology joined forces with MNA early 2013, accompanying five more physicians to expand coverage into the Concord, Kannapolis and Salisbury landscape, which included area dialysis facilities and hospitals.   Each of these additions have been made so that MNA can continue to offer comprehensive care for renal diseases in convenient locations for the citizens of this area.



The physicians and staff of Metrolina Nephrology Associates are concerned about all calls from patients, other physicians, and hospital staff.  To assure all calls are handled in a timely fashion, we utilize an answering service after normal business hours and on holidays.  By routing calls automatically from the main office telephone number of each location directly to the answering service, there is no need to worry about locating an after hours number.  The answering service operators are aware of the physician on call and can direct incoming calls to them without delay.  

Please visit our CONTACT section to view your office main number.

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Accessibility

Metrolina Nephrology Associates, PA,complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Metrolina Nephrology Associates, PA,does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

Metrolina Nephrology Associates, PA:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    – Qualified sign language interpreters
    – Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    – Qualified interpreters
    – Information written in other languages
  • If you need these services, please call your office.

If you believe that Metrolina Nephrology Associates, PA,has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Jennifer Huneycutt, CPA, CMPE
Executive Director
3158 Freedom Dr. Suite 3102
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-332-0396

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Jennifer Huneycutt, Executive Director, is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal or by mail or phone at:

US Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, DC 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available here