Dr. Jeffrey H. Lautman has been in practice since 1989. He is Board Certified in Nephrology, a graduate of OSU's prestigious Independent Study Medical School. He completed his Nephrology Fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Medical School. Dr. Lautman pioneered the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinics, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Eastern Region. He serves as their Medical Director. He is the former Chief of Staff for Hillcrest Hospital. He is Medical Director, CDC Euclid Hemodialysis and Medical Director, CDC Euclid Home/Peritoneal Dialysis. He was one of the first private practice nephrologists to introduce Home Hemodialysis to Cleveland and to help hypertension patients with new light-weight blood pressure monitors that patients wear at home. He is a past Chief of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Euclid Hospital.
Our Nurse Practitioners
Tim Ray, DNP, CNP, CNN-NP
We are fortunate to have had Tim with our practice since 1999. 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 doctor 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. Like Lisa or Tim, she will be working 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.
Our Support Staff
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! 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.
Kelly, Medical Assistant : Kelly brings 15 years of experience as an MA to our practice and is skilled at multiple aspects of both clinical and administrative medical office functions. She's ready with a smile to greet you at the window when you come for your visit. She is also one of the key people responding to your questions through our patient portal. We hope you like using our portal for the most efficient way to communicate with our office! You can reach it easily through the yellow button on our home page.
Candy, Medical Assistant: Candy is a seasoned MA who recently moved back to Cleveland. She is cheerful and caring. Candy can help you in multiple ways. She may get your chart ready for the doctor in preparation for your visit, answer some of your questions over the phone, give you any requisitions you need, or book your followup appointment. In all ways, Candy provides service with a smile!
Patti, Physicians' Administrative Assistant/Insurance Biller: Patti has over 20 years experience in the medical field. She is here to help make sure your insurance company follows through on their commitment to you and to us.
Sharon C., Phone Receptionist/Patient Accounts: Sharon routes your calls to the right person and answers your questions about your statement. She is a pleasure to talk to. If you have any concerns about your bill- just give Sharon a call. She's at extension 711.
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.
We look forward to seeing you!