02/16/2016
Press Release

NORTERRA FAMILY MEDICINE JOINS APC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTERRA FAMILY MEDICINE JOINS ARIZONA PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS, THE VALLEY’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL GROUP

Peoria, Arizona (February 16, 2016) – In response to the rapidly changing health care environment, over 75 independent primary care physicians in more than 32 different physical locations across the Valley joined forces to create the largest independent primary care medical group in the Valley, Arizona Primary Care Physicians, LLC (APC). Norterra Family Medicine is just the latest group to join APC and strengthen independent primary care in the Valley.

“Norterra Family Medicine,” said Dr. Nally, President of APC, “is exactly the kind of primary care practice APC is looking for. Dr. Sarna and Dr. Weiss are focused on improving the quality of care delivered and improving the patient experience. Those goals align directly with APC’s mission and vision for primary care in Arizona.”

The average independent primary care practice in the Valley has less than three physicians which leads to inefficiency and inability to make the investments that are necessary. Additionally, primary care physicians face a myriad of new challenges including: increasing costs, investments in information technology, higher levels of staffing, and new accountabilities in quality outcomes that require clinical tracking systems. At the same time their reimbursement and income flows are being threatened. APC formed to address these challenges.
“While we have always focused on providing the highest quality care for our patients, it has become increasingly difficult for us as a small practice to deal with the complex nature of the business side of health care,” said Dr. Kristine Sarna.

Dr. Rebecca Weiss added, “We believe APC represents the best option for independent, yet future-focused primary care physicians in the Valley. We believe that primary care must be led from within and by primary care physicians.”

“The mission of APC is to ‘Empower our patients and providers to thrive’ and our vision is to be Arizona’s premier partner in health,” said President Dr. Nally. “This is our not only a written proclamation, but is what drives us every day as primary care physicians and business leaders. APC uniquely combines the autonomy of independent practice with the advantages of being a large medical group. We think this uniquely positions us to be great partners for patients, providers and payers.”

About APC
Arizona Primary Care Physicians, LLC is a physician-owned, physician-governed, clinically integrated, professionally managed independent primary care group practice formed to deliver world-class medical care and population health solutions in concert with strategic partners across Arizona.
Contact:
Blue Beckham
bbeckham@arizonapcp.com
(623) 215-9452
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