is to provide the best nephrology career development, career assistance and job placement for our clients.
We’re a purposefully small, highly driven nephrology recruitment and career development company that takes pride in our work. Each teammate contributes something unique.
Our last two physician hires came to us from Amy
and DaVita SOURCE. She has been a reliable and
trusted resource for our practice that always exceeds
our expectations. The next time we need to expand our group, we will definitely be calling Amy.
Dr. Ira Strauss
We have been working with DaVita Source
(specifically Tammy Elzy) for many years and have
recruited one of our current shareholders in our
practice as well as 2 incoming transplant trained
nephrologists this coming year directly through
Mark Belz, M.D.
Iowa Kidney Physicians
Tammy has been absolutely stellar. She has taken
the time to understand the specific nuances of our
market; our practice and it's strategy; the oppor-
tunities presented to us and the challenges before
us. This has allowed her to introduce us to out-
standing candidates who will fit the mold and grow
and feel they have made the right choice.
Sumit Kumar, MD, MPH, FASN, FACP
Texas Kidney Institute
I have worked with several physician recruiting
agencies in my career. Tammy Elzy has been by far
the most knowledgeable and best recruiter with
whom I have worked. She has the ability to discern
the likely hood of any doctor going into a prac-
tice by virtue of determining the decision maker in
the family, the key decision factors, and determining
what organization would be the best fit for the
Peter Donald, Board Chairman
Nephrology Associates Medical Group, Riverside CA
Starting a nephrology career is a tough one and Amy
with Davita SOURCE made it an easy process. Her
great listening skills, large network, reliability, atten-
tion to the small details and the ability to decipher
the best opportunities in the market tailored to me,
was able to lead me to the perfect job that suits my
ambitions and expectations.
Dr. Mark Nadar
Kidney Care Consultants,
For more than two decades, she has been working with nephrology practices affiliated with DaVita and has a proven track record for success in all areas of DaVita that she has been involved with. Her experience and knowledge has assisted the DaVita SOURCE team in placing more than 700 physicians over the past decade. As Senior Director of Physician Services, she oversees the DaVita SOURCE team and provides career guidance and educational information to physicians and nephrology fellows, as well as, physician recruitment services to hospitals and private practices nationwide, regardless of dialysis affiliation. Tammy provides fellowship education and recruitment services the western half of the country and Florida.
Prior to joining DaVita SOURCE, Tammy was part of the DaVita Clinical Research® (DCR) team. In her first three years, she provided support to the Phase I clinical research operations. In 2001, she helped start the Site Management Organization, a national division of DCR, where she successfully launched Phase III and IV clinical trials with industry-leading biotechnology companies. She was responsible for the oversight of all clinical research trials conducted nationally within DaVita in more than 100 locations. She leveraged internal and external relationships along with strategic planning to promote growth of the organization.
She is married with one son and two dogs. Her hobbies include gardening, running, biking, Vikings football, photography and reading. Tammy’s office is located in Lindstrom, Minn., where she also resides.
Amy comes to DaVita SOURCEwith a strong healthcare background, starting with a BA in microbiology and a Masters in health services administration from the University of Arkansas. She has expertise in a wide range of healthcare business services from nonprofit hospital development, marketing and financial administration, practice management, medicare-managed care, and large hospital system physician recruitment. Her experience and knowledge has assisted the DaVita SOURCEteam in building relationships with fellows and practicing physicians in the Eastern half of the Country (excluding Florida).
Amy and her husband Scott welcomed their first child, Henry Emmett, in 2012. They are both active in the theatre community and make frequent trips back to their former home in New York City where they are board members for an arts-in-education theater company. Amy’s office is based in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Melissa provides research and system support for the DaVita SOURCEteam. She has been with DaVita for more than 10 years.
Prior to DaVita SOURCE Melissa worked for DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) and the Site Management Organization (SMO) division as the regulatory affairs coordinator. She helped increase revenue for two consecutive years, and she assisted in the site placement and management for all clinical trials conducted in more than 100 DaVita locations. She also provided and supervised trial documents, certifications for research staff, Sponsor and IRB, to ensure that all trials met federal and international requirements for medical research. In addition, she was the administrator for DCR’s internal corporate grant program.
Her office is located in Lindstrom, Minnesota. She is a proud mother of one, and an avid lover of music and photography.
Before joining SOURCE, Carrie worked ten years as the Director of Recruitment for a non-profit hospital association/network. She provided medical provider recruitment support to the 52 member hospitals. Carrie provided support services and consultation in recruitment marketing, candidate sourcing, immigration, loan repayment, health professional shortage areas, rural recruitment, recruitment trends, contracts, on boarding and retention. She also has five years of health system experience providing full cycle recruitment and retention for the health system and 100 employed medical providers. She graduated from University of Arkansas in 1997 with a degree Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She holds her FASPR recruiter certification designation with the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR).
When not working, Carrie spends her time with her husband, three children, and their dog Sparky. She is also active in her hometown serving as a Village Board Trustee, 4th of July Committee member, PTO member, child mentor, and community historical committee member. Carrie is a past President, Vice President, and Conference Committee Chair of the Illinois Staff Physician Recruiters (ISPR), and is currently serving on the national ASPR Board of Directors. Carrie enjoys working out, reading, genealogy, outdoor activities, and spending time with family.