Premier Medical Associates Welcomes Carol A. Rico as Licensed Clinical Social Worker

PITTSBURGH, PA – June 14, 2012 – Premier Medical Associates has announced that Carol A. Rico has joined the PMA team as a licensed clinical social worker. Ms. Rico’s work as a licensed clinical social worker includes working with patients who suffer from a broad range of mental health concerns including mood disorders, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, issues of aging, and with children and adolescent patients. She will be based in the One Monroeville Center office.

Carol is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a B.A. in Social Welfare and Sociology from Seton Hill University. She also holds a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from West Virginia University School of Medicine. In addition, Ms. Rico is a Certified Case Manager (CCM) through the Commission on Case Management Certification.

Before joining Premier Medical Associates, Ms. Rico was self-employed at Rico Counseling and spent 13 years as a care manager and a network provider field coordinator with Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania (VBH).

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. Premier’s goal is to build a close, long-term relationship between patient and physician that will reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and lead to healthier lives.

Formed in 1993, Premier Medical Associates has a team of over sixty physicians 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, pediatrics, podiatry, radiology and sleep medicine. For more information about our philosophy of healthcare, team of physicians and locations, please go to or call 412-457-0060.