Physicians represent the best in their field of practice
ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians were recognized as "Top Doctors" by Baltimore Magazine in its November issue.
The annual "Top Doctors" list, compiled by a peer-group of leading physicians, honors top physicians in dozens of specialties including cardiology, dermatology, head and neck surgery, medical oncology and more.
"Having 29 physicians recognized as 'Top Doctors' in the Baltimore area is a tangible example of the superior quality and excellent care the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group provides to our patients," said Bernadette Loftus, MD, Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group. "Our physicians are true experts in their fields of practice and this award is a testament to that. Thank you to our top-notch doctors for continually providing Kaiser Permanente members with the best care in the Mid-Atlantic."
The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians recognized by Baltimore Magazine provide exceptional care to thousands of Kaiser Permanente patients many of whom visit seven medical centers in the Baltimore area. In fact, Kaiser Permanente's brand new South Baltimore County Medical Center is home to many of these physicians. With 24/7 urgent care, pharmacy, laboratory and radiology, the South Baltimore County Medical Center is making it more convenient for Kaiser Permanente members to receive high quality care right in their neighborhood.
In addition to the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians being recognized as the "best of the best" in Baltimore Magazine, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has also been ranked "Highest Member Satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in the Mid-Atlantic Region," for the fifth year in a row by J.D. Power.* Kaiser Permanente scored the highest among Maryland health maintenance organization (HMO) plans in the Maryland Health Care Commission's 2013 Health Benefit Plan Quality and Performance Report: Measuring the Quality and Performance of Maryland's Commercial Health Benefit Plans.
In 'NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014,' Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States ranked among the top 20 Commercial and Medicare health plans nationwide. In the national Commercial category, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States ranked 16 out of 484 plans, and is considered a "Best Value" health plan. In the Medicare category, Kaiser Permanente jumped four spots to #8 out of 405 plans nationwide.
Every year, The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys consumers about their experiences with health plans and their services. This survey has become the national standard for measuring and reporting on the consumer satisfaction with their health plans. The ratings of our Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians have not only surged ahead of our local competitors, but also our primary care physicians and specialists are leaders in the nation when it comes to patient satisfaction. Members of nearly 500 health plans were surveyed – and out of all these nation-wide health plans – Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States members rated their Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group primary care doctors so high that we've earned the #7 ranking in the United States and #1 ranking in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.
For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit kp.org/midatlantic.
*Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. received the highest numerical score among commercial health plans in the Mid-Atlantic region in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Member Health Plan StudySM. Study based on 33,533 total member responses, measuring six plans in the Virginia-Maryland-D.C. region (excludes Medicare and Medicaid). Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of members surveyed December 2012-January 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for almost 500,000 members through 29 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features approximately 1,000 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is considered one of Maryland's "Top HMOs," according to the Maryland Health Care Commission. The health plan was ranked in the nation's 20 top commercial health plans and 10 top Medicare health plans – and the #1 Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – by "NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014 Private." For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit kp.org or follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic.
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