04/18/2016
Press Release

FAMILY FIRST PHYSICIANS JOINS APC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

FAMILY FIRST PHYSICIANS JOINS ARIZONA PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS, THE VALLEY
S LARGEST INDEPENDENT PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL GROUP
 

Peoria, Arizona (April 18, 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). Family First Physicians, owned by Dr. Allen Max Germaine, has just joined APC.

“Dr. Germaine,” said Dr. Graeme Tolson, APC’s Vice President, “is focused on what it takes to provide the excellent care his patients have come to expect. His passion and our vision are completely aligned.”

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.

“Primary care has changed in the last several years. Small practices that have always focused on the patient now have more accountabilities that require scale and a new level of connectedness with one’s peers to provide the best care possible. APC gives me that ability,” said Dr. Germaine.

“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. With over 80 primary care physicians, APC is the largest independent primary care group practice in the Valley.

Contact:
Blue Beckham
bbeckham@arizonapcp.com
(623) 215-9452 # # #