For Immediate Release
1/24/2014

LifeBridge Health and Potomac Physicians Announce Partnership

Baltimore, MD – LifeBridge Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health care systems in Maryland, announces a key strategic partnership with Potomac Physicians, P.A., one of the largest, most respected primary care group practices in the state.

Potomac Physicians choosing to join LifeBridge is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships recently completed by LifeBridge Health. In November of 2013, LifeBridge announced their partnership with ExpressCare, the second-largest urgent care company in the state, with eleven locations and plans to add four more in the next year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Potomac Physicians to the LifeBridge Health family,” said Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health.  This partnership not only adds more than  40 highly skilled primary care providers to our medical staff, but it also allows us to significantly expand our footprint and services in the region, bringing regionally and nationally renowned specialists to the communities served by Potomac Physicians. Potomac’s commitment to quality care, their progressive thinking and their experience in the population health management arena make them an ideal match for LifeBridge Health’s vision for delivering the highest quality, most cost-effective care in the state.”   

Potomac Physicians, P.A., specializes in internal medicine, family practice and pediatrics, as well as treating chronic conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Their medical team sees more than 65,000 patients a year in seven locations that sweep across Maryland with practices in Annapolis, Bel Air, Frederick, Laurel, Woodlawn, Timonium and White Marsh, The group will soon have locations in Hunt Valley at the Hunt Valley Towne Center and McDonogh Crossroads in Owings Mills.

“We chose to partner with LifeBridge Health because we share similar philosophies and values. They mirror our commitment to quality patient care, and they understand the importance of education, health improvement and a focus on wellness for our patients,” said Carol Reynolds-Freeman, the medical director and managing partner of Potomac Physicians, P.A. “What’s more, Potomac’s partnership with LifeBridge will now provide our physicians access to some of the best specialists in the country; the best in orthopedics, cardiovascular services, neurosciences, and cancer care. Together, Potomac Physicians and LifeBridge will provide an all-encompassing continuum of excellent care that values the whole patient.”

LifeBridge Health employs more than 400 primary care physicians and specialists with a full medical staff of 1300. LifeBridge Health, the parent company of Sinai and Northwest hospitals and Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, serves more than 300,000 patients a year from every Maryland county, all 50 states and countries around the world.

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Helene King
410.601.2296
hking@lifebridgehealth.org