Our Physicians

The physicians at the Renal Access Clinic of Houston specialize in preparing temporary and permanent access options for you. We understand the vital importance of maintaining your dialysis "lifeline", therefore we are committed to providing you with first-class service in a comforting and professional environment. 

Dr. Pedro Frommer

FACP, FRCP (C) Dr. Frommer is the Medical Director of the Renal Access Clinic. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.

Dr. Frommer is one of the most experienced Interventional Nephrologists in the U.S. with more than 30 years of combined experience in Nephrology and in Interventional Nephrology. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and ASDIN Certified in Interventional Nephrology.

Dr. Frommer is experienced in Acute Renal Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acid-Base Imbalances, Hypertension, Kidney Transplantation, Acute and Chronic Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis.

Dr. Pedro Frommer

Dr. Sumia Rashid

Dr. Rashid is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and is ASDIN Certified in Interventional Nephrology. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Kashmir in Kashmir, India. Dr. Rashid completed her Internship, Residency and Fellowship in Nephrology training at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She is a member of both the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr. Rashid is a highly qualified Interventional Nephrologist and is experienced in the treatment of Acute Renal Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Acid-Base Imbalances, Kidney Transplantation, Acute and Chronic Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis.

Dr. Sumia Rashid

Palak Patel, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner credentialed through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed to practice by the Texas Board of Nursing. Originally from India, Palak completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from College of Nursing Civil Hospital in India, earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Prairie View A & M College of Nursing, Houston and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner and the American Society of Nephrology. Prior to joining Interventional Nephrology Associates, she worked as registered nurse for Houston Methodist Medicine Department. As a Nurse Practitioner, Palak works closely with Dr. Frommer and Dr. Rashid evaluating and treatmenting Acute Renal Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Hypertension, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Peripheral Arterial Diseases.

Palak Patel FNP-C