MedWest Physician Network welcomes Mountain Medical Associates
CLYDE, N.C. – Mountain Medical Associates, an established multi-specialty healthcare practice in Clyde, is joining the MedWest Physician Network on Dec. 1.
Mountain Medical Associates includes 11 physicians and one nurse practitioner, offering internal medicine with an emphasis on healthcare maintenance and preventive medicine, as well as pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, rheumatology and neurology.
The practice includes Steven S. Crider, M.D., Jay W. Grosse, M.D., John A. LaFata, D.O., Craig H. Linger, M.D., Ditte G. Phillips, M.D., all specializing in internal medicine, and Leslie D. McDowell, R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N., specializing in adult primary care; Harry G. Lipham, M.D., P.A., specializing in pulmonary medicine; Filiberto Colón II, M.D., and Henry P. Nathan, M.D., specializing in gastroenterology; Najeeb O. Ghaussy, M.D., and Kate T. Queen, M.D., P.A., specializing in rheumatology; and Howard W. Palay, M.D. specializing in neurology.
“As a multi-specialty group, Mountain Medical Associates provides comprehensive care for adults, including preventive health care and treatment of both common and complex medical problems. We look forward to offering the same excellent care to our patients and to our community through the MedWest Physician Network,” said Dr. Phillips, managing partner of the practice.
The addition of Mountain Medical Associates brings the total number of practices in the MedWest Physician Network to 17, employing approximately 90 providers in Haywood, Jackson, Swain and Macon counties.
“MedWest is thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside Mountain Medical Associates in maintaining and improving access to care for the communities served by our organization,” said Steve Heatherly, CEO of the MedWest Physician Network.
“Mountain Medical Associates has a longstanding presence in the community and a reputation for providing high quality care. The highest form of integration in health care is when local physicians and local hospitals partner to expand access, improve quality and provide an excellent patient experience. The partnership between MedWest and Mountain Medical Associates will be focused on these guiding principles.
Mountain Medical Associates is located in Suite 9, 600 Hospital Dr., Clyde. Call (828) 452-0331 or visit www.mountainmedicalassociates.com for more information.