Our Services

Cobb Nephrology Hypertension Associates, PC offers full range of kidney care services

Dialysis Management Services, including:

  • In-Center Hemodialysis (including nocturnal)
  • Home Hemodialysis
  • Home Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis

Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Education

  • Diagnosis
  • Prevention
  • Treatment of Complications
  • Diet and Lifestyle Counselling
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Treatment and Prevention of Kidney Stones

Pre/Post KidneyTransplant Care

  • Kidney Transplantation Referral
  • Post Kidney Transplant Management

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Management

  • Difficult to Control and Resistant Hypertension
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

About Us

Cobb Nephrology Hypertension Associates, Inc.

Following its inception in 1986, Cobb Nephrology Hypertension Associates, Inc. has developed a reputation for providing quality medical care for members of the community with kidney disease and hypertension. The practice has four board certified nephrologists:

  • Uno O. Barcelli, M.D.
  • Anna K. Schuler, M.D.
  • Wahid Yazdanpanah, M.D.
  • Nnaemezie Odioemene, M.D.
  • Donna Hasterok, NP

The practice accepts most insurance plans as well as Medicare, Medicaid.

Hospital Affiliations and DaVita Dialysis Locations

Our Team

Cobb Nephrology Hypertension Associates, PC provides state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of all types of kidney diseases as well as attentive and compassionate care. Our physicians are Board Certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. The office staff is friendly and is available to assist you every step of the way. Our doctors and/or staff are fluent in Spanish, Russian, Farsi and Igbo.

Dr. Uno O. Barcelli

Dr. Barcelli is triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Emergency Room Medicine. He was formerly an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine before joining the practice in 1992. He is the author of more than 60 articles and book chapters in the area of treatment of kidney disease. He has served on numerous hospital committees, including co-chairman of the Critical Care Committee for Wellstar Cobb Hospital. He has also chaired national committees for the American Society of Nephrology associated with his research in renal prostaglandins (hormones that regulate kidney blood flow). Dr Barcelli is fluent in English and Spanish languages.

Dr. Anna K. Schuler

Dr Schuler is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She received her medical degree from First Saint Petersburg Pavlov Medical University in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Following her training in Saint Petersburg Center for Arthritis and Rheumatologic Disease she practiced medicine there prior to relocating to the USA. Dr. Schuler completed an Internal Medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital which is an affiliate of Temple University and Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her Nephrology Fellowship at University of Florida prior to joining our practice. Dr. Schuler received the Bronze Award for service excellence during her residency in 2003. She has also been a recipient of the award in Basic Science from the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation in 2007 for research on kidney stem cells. Dr Schuler is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She is a member of American Society of Nephrology. Dr Schuler is fluent in English and Russian languages.

Dr. Wahid Yazdanpanah

Dr. Yazdanpanah completed his undergraduate training at Vanderbilt University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with honors. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine where he received a medical degree with the highest honors. He did his internal medicine residency at University of Connecticut where he received the Program Directors Letter of Commendation for excellence in patient care each year for all three years of his residency. He was also inducted in the Golden Key National Honor Society in 1994. He did his nephrology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Nephrology. He has presented his research in preeclampsia, a condition that involves hypertension in pregnancy, HIV associated renal disease, a rare condition known as Prion disease and coronary artery anomaly. He has served as a volunteer in the migrant farm clinics in Farmington, Connecticut which provides free health care to uninsured farm workers. He is a member of the following organizations: ASN, Vanderbilt University Association Member, Golden Key National Honor Society. He is board certified in Internal medicine and Nephrology.

Dr. Nnaemezie Odioemene

Dr. Nnaemezie Odioemene is originally from Nigeria. He is a graduate of the Federal Government College, Enugu, Nigeria, where he received the award of “Best Graduating Student”. He then was the recipient of a full medical scholarship to Rostov State Medical University, Rostov-On-Don, Russia, from which he graduated with an honors diploma. He completed his internship and internal medicine residency at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, and was the recipient of the “Medical Resident of the Year” award during his final year. He completed his Nephrology Fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in June, 2014, and since that time has been practicing Nephrology with Cobb Nephrology Hypertension Associates, P.C. Dr Odioemene presented his clinical research on lupus and glomerulonephritis during NKF conference. Dr Odioemene is an associate member of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society of Nephrology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr Odioemene is fluent in English, Igbo and Russian languages.

Donna Hasterok, NP

Donna Hasterok, NP is an Board Certified APRN and Certified Dialysis Nurse (CNN). Donna joined Cobb Nephrology Hypertension Associates with over 20 Years of combined experience in clinical leadership, research and patient education. Donna is a tenacious and dependable career professional with expertise in quality care of patients with chronic kidney disease and multiple comorbidities. She has proven record of excellence at one of the largest Magnet healthcare systems in the U.S. She has excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills and is a strong advocate for patients and their families. Donna served as Acute Dialysis RN since 2006 at Emory Healthcare of Atlanta and Gwinnett Medical Hospital. She performed renal replacement treatments for ESRD patients and participated in a glucose research study and delivered oral presentation at the American Nephrology Nurses Association Annual Symposium in 2012. Prior to that she worked as Staff and Patient Educator and educated patients and families on self-care after reviewing lab results and medication reconciliation and provided guidance as Preceptor for nurses.

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Contact Us

We have two locations to serve you.

Main Office- Austell, Georgia

3875 Austell Road
Suite 101
Austell, GA 30106
678-460-2700

Paulding Office - Dallas, Georgia

4019 Johns Road
Suite 100
Dallas, GA 30132
678-460-2700