Premier Medical Associates Welcomes Chaitali Sarkar as Internal Medicine Physician

PITTSBURGH, Pa– July 27, 2012 – Premier Medical Associates has announced that Chaitali Sarkar, M.D., has joined the PMA team as an internal medicine physician, working from One Monroeville Center, located at 3824 Northern Pike in Monroeville.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Sarkar join Premier at this important time. PMA is focused on raising the bar of care with a model called Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH),” said Dr. Jim Costlow, internist and Director of Accountable Care for Premier. “Our focus includes a single doctor who coordinates care for a patient, has a deep understanding of their health history and the personal responsibility to guide them to prevent illness rather than deal with it in crisis.”

Dr. Sarkar gained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital in Kolkata, India. She has a special interest in preventative medicine, and has achieved positive documented success in interaction with patients with diabetes, obesity and other related issues. Dr. Sarkar is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and is a member of the American College of Physicians

Before joining Premier Medical Associates, Dr. Sarkar worked as an internal medicine physician with Heritage Valley Health System in Pittsburgh. Prior to that, she worked as a resident physician at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

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.