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Nephrology & Hypertension serving Middle Tennessee
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Southern Kidney Specialists

At Southern Kidney Specialists, our board-certified nephrologists look forward to restoring kidney health every day. We are the 2nd largest nephrology private practice in Middle Tennessee with offices located in Nashville, Franklin (Cool Springs), Hermitage, Murfreesboro, and McMinnville. We make our comprehensive care easy to access through prompt scheduling and even accommodate same day urgent appointments. We accept most insurances plans. 
We choose physicians to join our practice who truly enjoy spending time with patients. Our doctors understand that questions about your health can pop up anytime and not just at your appointment. They pride themselves in their accessibility to directly answer these questions without multiple layers of go-between. 
With our whole-person approach, we want to help you achieve your overall health care goals through prevention and treatment of kidney disease and hypertension. We will work alongside your primary care provider and other specialists to promote optimal health and balance. 

We understand that chronic kidney disease is a journey, and we are honored to help support and guide you along the way. 
Meet Nikhil Parikh, MD, MPH
Dr. Parikh is board certified in Internal Med, Nephrology & Hypertension. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL where he served as Chief Resident. He trained in Nephrology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL. After his training in Illinois, Dr. Parikh practiced in Sheboygan, Wisconsin where he also served as a Medical Director. He also has earned a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology.

Dr. Parikh moved to Nashville with his family in Fall of 2022. His wife, who is a Cardiologist at Vanderbilt, and family (including his 2 dogs) look forward to all that Middle Tennessee has to offer.​

Dr. Parikh's clinics are located in Franklin and Nashville. He is available to see patients that are admitted to Williamson Medical Center, Centennial Medical Center, Summit Medical Center, Ascension St Thomas Midtown and West Hospitals.
Franklin (Cool Springs)
1648 Westgate Circle, Suite 100 Brentwood, TN 37027
5653 Frist Boulevard, Suite 739 Hermitage, TN 37076
1524 Sparta Street, #B McMinnville, TN 37110
1725 Medical Center Pkwy, Suite 210 Murfreesboro, TN 37129
2201 Murphy Ave., Suite 303 Nashville, TN 37203
Nashville - Southern Hills
395 Wallace Road, Building B, Suite 301 Nashville, TN 37211
Nashville - St. Thomas West
4230 Harding Pike, Suite 901 Nashville, TN 37205