Dr. Renato "Marc" Roman (pronounced Ro-mahn) has been in practice for over 20 years in Virginia and Ohio. He is Board Certified in Nephrology. Besides having an M.D., Dr. Roman also has a Masters in Business Administration – Leadership. Applying his well-honed leadership skills to healthcare, Dr. Roman has held the office of Chief of Medicine, as well as Chief of Nutrition, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Danville Regional Medical Center; also served as Medical Director of Fresenius and ARA dialysis units, and Vice President of his former Nephrology-Urology private practice in Virginia. His physician-peers hold him in high regard. Most importantly, patients are drawn to him because he is genuine and approachable. He makes it a point to talk to patients in a way that they and/or their loved ones can understand. When he’s not working Marc loves to spend time with his family, all of whom are avid tennis players and swimmers.
Our Nurse Practitioners
Tim Ray, DNP, CNP, CNN-NP
We are fortunate to have had Tim with our practice since 1999. We were delighted to celebrate Tim's 20th year with our practice in June 2019! He has both a Masters and Nursing Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He is a Board Member of the CNN-NP and Test Writing Committee, NNCC; and on the clinical faculty at CWRU, Kent State University and Ursuline College. He is a published author on nephrology. Tim is a natural leader. He founded and coordinates a professional group of nephrology nurse practitioners in the greater Cleveland area. In addition, Tim works closely with various patient-centered kidney organizations locally and nationally, such as the NKF, ANNA, and The Renal Network. He brings to bear a profound knowledge of nephrology and hypertension to each patient under his care.
Lisa Stevens, MSN, CNP
Lisa is a focused and energetic Nurse Practitioner. Her past experience in the Cleveland Clinic's ICU is an ideal background for a nephrology NP. Her bright smile and sharp mind is a powerful combination. You can look forward to seeing her collaborating with your CKHC doctor and others on your medical team, at the hospital or at the dialysis center, with a holistic approach to your care.
Jill Buttolph, MSN, CNP
Jill worked as an ICU nurse for nine years where she mastered care for critically ill adult patients. She sailed through Nurse Practitioner school and joined us in 2015. She's very understanding and smart. You feel at ease talking to Jill. She works under the guidance of your doctor at the hospital or dialysis center, to hear your concerns and address them in a timely, professional manner, with compassion. In her free time Jill enjoys cooking for friends and family, participating in amateur photography, and snow skiing during the winter months. She also loves spending time vacationing with her family at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
Maureen Weishner, MSN, CNP
Maureen is an excellent, energetic nurse practitioner. She started her career with a BSN in 2008 and worked at Lake Health in critical care services primarily in the step down unit. She applied her natural leadership skills soon after as an Assistant Nurse Manager, Critical Care. Maureen then earned her MSN at Ursuline College, and topped that with a Nurse Practitioner degree/certification in 2015. She has over four years of experience as a hospitalist nurse practitioner, a very broad role in medicine. With her background, Maureen is a natural at taking care of nephrology patients. She was just as excited as we were to have her join our team!
Our Support Staff
Lauren, LPN, Clinical Coordinator: Lauren has always had an interest in helping others. After seven years as a nursing assistant, she pursued her dream of becoming a nurse. She graduated at the top of her class from Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing and worked for four years in primary care at Lake Health. Now at CKHC Lauren handles several responsibilities as Clinical Coordinator. She also works closely with the doctors before, during and after your visits to ensure our team provides you with an excellent care from our practice. She does all this efficiently in her signature cheerful way.
Holly, Medical Assistant: Holly works closely with the doctors to help you at the office or when you're calling from home. Holly also coordinates with Cleveland Clinic's Chronic Care Services, as needed, under the doctors' guidance. She's very exacting when it comes to your medicine list, and we know you could have quite a long list, so her meticulousness is very much appreciated! If the doctor orders it, she'll fit you with a high tech, 24-hour blood pressure monitor, one of the latest technologies we employ to help determine the proper treatment plan for patients with difficult-to-control blood pressure. Holly is patient, kind and dedicated.
Rebecca, LPN: Rebecca is a dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse. She has a diverse background, with experience in physician clinics, home care settings, and hospitals. This serves all our patients well. If you come to Euclid or Hillcrest to see Dr. Yalavarthy, she’ll be taking your vital signs, reviewing your medications and getting you well prepared to see your doctor. Rebecca does everything she can to support your well-being under his guidance. We are delighted with her exuberance; we’re sure you will be too.
Sharon, Scheduling/Patient Accounts: Sharon helps schedule your appointments and answers your questions about your statement. She is a pleasure to talk to. Sharon will also help you understand your bill if you have questions. She is very patient and will explain the world of primary and secondary insurance. If you have any concerns about your bill- just give Sharon a call. She's at extension 711.
Patti, Physicians' Administrative Assistant/Insurance Biller: Patti has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. As a seasoned professional, she is here to help make sure your insurance company follows through on their commitment to you and to us.
Lynne Cook, Medical Secretary Lyne is a bubbly and knowledgeable medical receptionist. She comes to us iwth previous medical secretary experience as well as medical lab experience. She is your go-to for medical records requests and general questions. You may even see her from time to time at the check in/out window. Lynne is happy to help you in any way she can, and always with a smile.
Jan, Assistant Manager/Billing Supervisor: Jan has been with the practice for over 20 years, since Dr. Lautman was a solo practitioner! She oversees multiple processes in our office and handles all issues with sensitivity.
Teri, Manager: Teri has supported the phenomenal growth of our practice, coordinating all of our staff and services, and introducing new technologies that allow us to serve you in the most up to date methods. She works behind the scenes to ensure that we, as a team, provide the best service to you.