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Greater Tri Cities IPA Medical Group: Expanding Personalized Care for North County HMO Patients

VISTA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2014) - While healthcare reform is in full bloom, some physicians are determined to maintain thriving independent practices with local management. Independent physicians offer patients one-on-one, personalized care; Greater Tri Cities IPA Medical Group (GTCIPA) is a group of independent physicians in North County San Diego that has seen unhurried and steady growth for more than 20 years. Patients love their independent providers at GTCIPA. 42-year-old Kathleen states, "I love Dr. Italiano, because he has fantastic bedside manner; he is very easy to talk to. He doesn't make you feel rushed. He seems to genuinely care about you." GTCIPA is happy to offer this kind of care to patients with all types of healthcare insurance including HMOs.

GTCIPA continues to expand in North County. "In just over a year, we have added 5 new primary care physicians to our network: Linda Falconio, MD, William Kenney, MD, Anna Lee, MD, Carlos Oliva, MD, and Thomas Watson, MD," states Renee Korbacher, Provider Relations Manager for GTCIPA. Ms. Korbacher continues, "These physicians have been active, well-respected members of the local community for years, and we are thrilled to have them join the Greater Tri Cities IPA network. It allows our neighbors and fellow North County citizens access to these top-quality physicians through most major HMO insurances."

The most recent addition, Dr. William Kenney, with Oceanside Urgent Care and Family Practice joined the group in June, 2014. Dr. Kenney emphasizes, "My goal is to help patients to get back on their feet as soon as possible, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and receive health care services as comfortably and quickly as possible." Joining Greater Tri Cities IPA allows Dr. Kenney to bring his experience in family medicine to patients with HMO insurance plans.

This association has allowed independent physicians the opportunity to preserve quality, individualized care in an ever-digitalized healthcare system. The network is comprised of over 40 internal medicine, family practice, general practice, and pediatric primary care doctors fluent in 9 languages including Spanish, Farsi, Korean, and Tagalog. GTCIPA strives to provide comprehensive personalized care with a local specialty network, convenient laboratory locations, and timely access.

For more information about GTCIPA, contact the dedicated, live customer service team at (760) 732-0272 or visit www.gtcipa.com/network. For press inquiries, please contact GTCIPA's Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Tamulis, at (760) 941-7309 x140.