Premier Medical Associates Adds Orthopedic Specialty Led by Dr. Charley B. Gates, M.D.

PITTSBURGH, PA – October 1, 2012 – Premier Medical Associates has announced the addition of a new orthopedic specialty at its practice, which is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh region.  Dr. Charley B. Gates M.D., will lead the orthopedic practice and will be based at One Monroeville Center. 

“At Premier, we have created a model that is focused on providing the highest quality care at the lowest possible costs,” explained Mark DeRubeis, CEO of Premier Medical Associates.  “Orthopedics is an area of medicine that currently has a very wide scope in terms of the costs and the quality that patients receive for their care.  Because of that, we felt the focus our model brings, from both a cost and quality perspective, could have a significant impact on orthopedic care for patients in this region. We are thrilled to have Dr. Gates join our team and take a leadership role in growing this specialty.”

Dr. Gates has been the attending orthopedic surgeon at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte Nebraska since 2010 and was a clinical instructor and Supervising Chief at the University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Orthopedic Surgery prior to that.  He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

About Premier Medical Associates

With a focus on building better care, Premier Medical Associates is the largest multi-specialty practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. In a healthcare environment of constant change, the physicians at Premier Medical Associates are committed to preventative care and creating value for every dollar a patient spends on healthcare.  As one example, Premier’s model has shown proven results with their diabetic patients, who are 48% less likely than the national average to be admitted to the hospital. 

Formed in 1993, Premier Medical Associates has a team of over seventy providers in ten convenient locations offering specialties that include: asthma / allergy / immunology, behavioral health, cardiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general and breast surgery, hospitalists, internal medicine, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, podiatry, radiology and sleep medicine.  With more than 300 employees, the company touches the lives of more than 100,000 patients.  For more information about our philosophy of healthcare, team of physicians and locations, please go to or call 412-457-0060.