Premier Medical Associates Continues Growth; Adds Ophthalmology and Infectious Disease to its Model of Care

PITTSBURGH, PA -- April 18, 2013 – With a focus on prevention, Premier Medical Associates (PMA) has added new specialties to its model of care, which is focused on providing the highest quality care at the lowest possible costs. The company touches the lives of more than 100,000 patients and now has more than 90 providers.

“At Premier, our team is providing high quality care at the lowest possible cost,” explained Mark DeRubeis, CEO. “Our model of care focuses on prevention with the goal of keeping our patients healthy and out of the hospital.”

Premier’s model has shown proven results. For example, patients of Premier Medical Associates who have diabetes are 48% less likely than the national average to be admitted to the hospital.

“The new specialties and growth we have announced today is not growth for growth’s sake,” explained Dr. Bob Crossey, D.O. and president, PMA Physician Board. “The tie that binds growth at Premier is our focus on prevention. Our work with diabetics led us to see the need to add ophthalmology to our model, to help protect the eyesight our diabetic patients. These specialties are helping us build better care.”

About Premier Medical Associates

Premier Medical Associates is the largest multi-specialty practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. A physician led practice, Premier is committed to a model of care that provides the highest quality care at the lowest costs.

Formed in 1993, Premier Medical Associates has more than 90 providers in ten convenient locations offering specialties that include: asthma/allergy/immunology, behavioral health, cardiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general and breast surgery, hospitalists, infectious disease, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, podiatry, radiology, rheumatology 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 providers, locations and job openings, please go to www.premiermedicalassociates.com or call 412-457-0060.