Ohio Independent Collaborative grows by 300 physicians

Columbus-based Central Ohio Primary Care, the nation's largest physician-owned primary care medical group, has joined Cleveland-based Ohio Independent Collaborative, adding 300 physicians to the statewide collaborative.

The OIC now includes more than 700 primary care and specialty providers, who now offer care in more than 35 specialties in addition to primary care. The aim of the OIC is to collaborate on initiatives for clinical quality, patient care and access to providers.

"After our launch in August, the response to OIC has been overwhelmingly positive," said Gary Pinta, MD, OIC president. "The growth of the OIC strengthens our ability to work with larger hospital systems, and independent medical groups and physicians around the country are looking at us and seeing the advantages of collaboration."

Other OIC members include:

  • Community Health Care (Canal Fulton, Ohio)
  • Northern Ohio Medical Specialists/NOMS Healthcare (Sandusky, Ohio)
  • Pioneer Physicians Network (Akron, Ohio)
  • Premier Physicians (Westlake, Ohio)
  • Unity Health Network (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)


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