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B’ville practice earns national distinction

Director of RMS Healthcare Practice Transformation Susan Maxsween, right, presents Family Practice Associates’ Practice Administrator Jean Carnese, third from right, and the Baldwinsville team of physicians and providers with a certificate recognizing FPA’s Level 3 Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.

Director of RMS Healthcare Practice Transformation Susan Maxsween, right, presents Family Practice Associates’ Practice Administrator Jean Carnese, third from right, and the Baldwinsville team of physicians and providers with a certificate recognizing FPA’s Level 3 Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.

— Family Practice Associates (FPA) has made a loud statement in the medical world.

The physicians group with offices in Baldwinsville and Liverpool has received the highest level of recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Home program.

“This recognition shows our patients that we meet national guidelines in providing quality medical care,” said Jean Carnese, the FPA’s practice administrator. “Trust is vital in the physician/patient relationship and I believe it helps the patient know we continually strive to meet high quality patient care standards.”

Working with RMS Healthcare of Baldwinsville, Family Practice Associates has received Level 3 PCMH recognition, which is the highest level of recognition and demands a practice’s focused dedication to achieve.

“Receiving the highest level of recognition shows our patients that their healthcare providers are rated at the top in comparison to their peers. I equate it to being awarded the ‘Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval’ in the goods industry – Level 3 PCMH certification means we are in the tops of the primary care service industry,” Carnese said.

Providers at Family Practice Associates include Dr. Brian Smith, Dr. John Michaels, Dr. John Obrien, Dr. Lauri Fairbanks Doane, Dr. Mark VanHusen, Dr. Michael Nolan, Dr. Shawn Fazio and Dr. Nisha Singh. Offices are located at the Clay Medical Center (8100 Oswego Road in Liverpool) and Radisson Health Center (8280 Willett Parkway in Baldwinsville).

To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Family Practice Associates satisfied the program’s key elements embodying characteristics of the medical home. The standards are aligned with the joint principles of the PCMH established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

According to NCQA President Margaret O’Kane, the patient-centered medical home promises to improve health and health care.

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