PCMH Designation news

Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan has announced the physician practices in Northern Michigan that have been designated as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) for 2018.

Northern Physicians Organization (NPO) wishes to acknowledge and congratulate its members for this achievement. The following practices are among a select group of primary care physicians in Michigan who are improving health care quality by adopting the respected PCMH model of care.


Alpine Family Medicine

Bay Area Family Care

Bayside Family and Sports Medicine

Brookside Family Medicine

Bruce Lirones, D.O., PLLC

Cherry Bend Family Care, PLC

Family First Medicine, PLLC

Gary S. Ruoff, D.O., PC

Grand Traverse Children’s Clinic

Grand Traverse Internists, P.C.

Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan, PLLC

Joel Anhalt, D.O. – Arcadia Medical

Kalkaska Medical Associates, P.C.

Kids Creek Children’s Clinic

Lakeshore Family Care, P.C.

Milliken Medical, PLLC

Munson Family Practice Center

Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital – Physician Services

Northern Michigan Medicine and Pediatrics

Northern Pines Health Center

Partners in Family Practice

Partners in Health

Petoskey Child Health Associates

Petoskey Pediatrics

Quick Care Medical Center

Russell VanHouzen, M.D., FACP

Superior Family Medical Associates

Suttons Bay Medical Clinic, PLC.

Thirlby Clinic, P.L.C.

Traverse Area Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic

Traverse Bay Internal Medicine

Traverse Health Clinic

West Front Primary Care, P.L.L.C.

Your Health Family Medicine


 What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)?


  • PCMH is a model of care – healthcare centered on the patient.
  • A holistic and comprehensive approach to coordinate patients’ health care,
  • Provider care teams track patient’s conditions, specialist visits, test results, prescriptions, complementary care, treatment plans and ensure that patients receive the best healthcare experience possible.
  • Extended access to the care team including same-day appointments and after hour care.
  • Provides the opportunity for patients to better manage conditions through proactive lifestyle changes.



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