February 6, 2015

LifeBridge Health and Crossroads Medical Associates Form Partnership

LifeBridge Health logoBaltimore, MD – LifeBridge Health, one of the leading providers of health services in Maryland, has extended its growing physician network into Howard County through a partnership with Crossroads Medical Associates in Ellicott City, a primary care practice of board-certified physicians and medical staff members who provide conventional medical care as well as complementary therapies.

“Crossroads Medical Associates is an ideal partner for LifeBridge Health as we share a commitment to providing the best, wide-ranging treatments for our patients in a caring, cost-effective environment,” says Brian White, senior vice president of LifeBridge Health and president of Northwest Hospital.

He adds, “The partnership also represents a key expansion of LifeBridge health’s physician network, extending our reach for the first time into Howard County making it even more convenient for these residents to access the wide array of health services offered by LifeBridge Health.”

The practice at Crossroads Medical Associates includes three physician groups comprised of 11 primary care doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Crossroads Medical Associates also includes Integrative Medicine at Crossroads, offering acupuncture and neural therapy; environmental medicine; preventive medicine; and dietary, exercise and detoxification therapies.

“At Crossroads Medical Associates, we take a proactive approach to the health of our patients, combining internal medicine and primary care with complementary therapies to promote wellness as well as to treat illness,” says Warren M. Ross, medical director of Integrative at Crossroads and a founding member of Crossroads Medical Associates.

“In LifeBridge Health, we found a partner with that same commitment to primary care, prevention and improving the health of people in our community. At the same time, LifeBridge Health gives our patients access to a network of medical experts in specialties ranging from cardiology and cancer to orthopedics and neurology,” adds Ross.

LifeBridge Health employs more than 400 primary care doctors and specialists with a full medical staff of 1,300 physicians, primarily based at Sinai and Northwest Hospitals.

“As we move into the future of health care, we recognize the importance of strategic partnerships. We are pleased to add Crossroads Medical Associates to our physician network as we seek new ways to provide our patients with the best and most comprehensive care possible,” says White.

LifeBridge Health is the parent company of Sinai and Northwest Hospitals, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and related affiliates and subsidiaries. It serves more than 300,000 patients a year from every county in Maryland, all 50 states and countries around the world.

Crossroads Medical Associates serves more than 30,000 patients per year from Howard County and the surrounding areas. Tests and lab work that can be done on-site include electrocardiograms, pulmonary function testing, X-rays, cardiac stress testing, bone density tests and most primary lab tests. Patients are also able to take advantage of services offered at Crossroads Apothecary, Crossroads Wellness & Physical Therapy, Wellness Arts at Crossroads and Medical Skin Therapies.

For more information about LifeBridge Health, log onto www.lifebridgehealth.org. For more information about Crossroads Medical Associations, log onto www.crossroadsmd.com.


Helene King