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CHANGES WITHIN THE PRACTICE:

In light of the rapidly changing healthcare environment, the vast majority of OB/GYNs in Walnut Creek and a growing number in the San Ramon area have recently merged together into a large fully integrated group, called Women’s Health Partners of California, Inc. (WHPCA).  Our integration into this group, however, should be invisible to you.  My office will continue to run as it has with care provided by me, my two Nurse Practitioners, and the staff you are accustomed to seeing; I will also continue to share on-call duties with my current 4 call partners with whom I have worked for the last 12 years.

As other health systems invade our geographic area, the OB/GYNs in the area felt compelled to join together to survive and maintain our autonomy in providing quality care as we have in the past. Additionally, new healthcare policies are forcing us to face significant additional expenses into our practices that integration will help mitigate against.  As decisions for patient’s healthcare are progressively being made by other entities, physicians are finding that we, too, must adjust in this environment if we hope to survive.

WHPCA is working with the health plans we have previously accepted to ensure that your care will not be disturbed.  In the event that you receive information from your insurance company that our office providers are not in-network, please call Irene in our office 925-935-5356 to discuss this so we can make sure that it will not impact your account.

Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact WHPCA’s billing department with any questions that you may have about your account.  They are available Monday – Friday, 6am to 4 pm and can be reached at 1-866-740-7984.  Note that you may receive two separate statements for account balances for a while, one from us with balances prior to 2013 and one from WHPCA’s billing department for later visits.

 

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