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.”
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.”
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
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