Renalus Kidney Care
Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants
Every member of the Renalus Center for Kidney Care team takes in pride in providing collaborative, compassionate and innovative kidney care.
Our team of providers and nurses have achieved a reputation for excellence by maintaining the highest standard of medical care while keeping our patients and their families the central focus of our practice.
Nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses that have obtained a Masters Degree in Nursing and/or a Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree.
National Board Certification in a specialty focus is required for Nurse Practitioners. In the medical field, Nurse Practitioners assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, and initiate and manage treatment plans–including prescribing medications.
The Nurse Practitioner may work independently or as a member of a health care team and has a collaborative relationship with physicians.
Tawana Cooper, ARNP-C
“Treat others the way you would like to be treated” is Tawana Cooper's motto. Joining the Renalus team in 2004, Tawana brings dedication to patient education to a diverse care team. She always strives to understand her patient’s personal issues, even the problems they may have outside the world of renal disease.
Joe Cotti-Rausch, PA-C
Joe Cotti-Rausch believes in providing the best care for every patient, every time. Joining the Renalus group in the summer of 1990, Joe adheres to a personal philosophy of “hearing out” every patient. He believes that sometimes all that is needed to help soothe nervous patients is a friendly ear. Joe brings this focus on patient-centered care to a welcoming and diverse blend of care team professionals.
Eve Cox, ARNP-C
Eve Cox joined the Renalus team in 2013, eager to bring her commitment to patient-centered care. Eve truly values the interactions she has on a daily basis with patients. She loves to provide a relaxing environment for patients during their, oftentimes stressful, visit.
Amy Dugger, CRNP
A firm believer in treating patients as family, Amy Dugger believes that Renalus will continue to thrive as long as the organization continues to abide by this principle. Joining the group in the winter of 2012, Amy thoroughly enjoys educating her patients on the intricacies of their illnesses. With a compassion for care, Amy brings a warm, encouraging force for her patients to a diverse team of patient advocates.
Charles Lambert, PA-C
“Do what is right for the patient” is Charles Lambert’s mantra. Joining Renalus in July 2010, Charles is a retired United States Navy Corpsman. Proud to be have been in the service for his country, Charles brings his commitment to patient care and a straightforward approach to the dedicated staff at Renalus.
Misty Willis, ARNP-C
Misty Willis believes in getting to know her patients as individuals, in addition to assisting in their care. This approach allows Misty to really understand her patients’ needs while providing high-quality care. Joining the Renalus team in 2007, Misty brings her patient-centered approach to a diverse care team that mirrors her philosophy and dedication to patient health.
Kathy Curry, ARNP
Prior to joining the Renalus team in July 2014, Kathy Curry worked 18 years in a respected internal medicine practice in Fort Walton Beach that specialized in treating patients with complex medical problems. She brings compassion and caring to her new role working with hemodialysis patients.
Ethan Rhone, PA
Ethan is a native from Tuscaloosa Alabama and has been a PA since 1998. His first PA position was with Pensacola Nephrology until the following year in which he moved to Jacksonville, FL. He returned to Pensacola Nephrology from 2001-2006. He also has experience in Primary care, infectious diseases, and organ procurement. As a provider he believes that it is pivotal to treat an individual first as a person before treating as a patient for optimal medical results.