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 2020.

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

Arcadia Medical

Bay Area Family Care

Bayside Family and Sports Medicine

Brookside Family Medicine

Cherry Bend Family Care, PLC

Dr. Gary S. Ruoff D.O., PC

Empire Family Care

Family First Medicine

Family Medicine of Michigan

Grand Traverse Children’s Clinic

Grand Traverse Internists PC

Harbor Springs Medical Center

Kalkaska Medical Associates

Kids Creek Children’s Clinic

Lakeshore Family Care, PC

Leelanau Family Practice P.C.

Milliken Medical, PLLC

Munson Family Practice Center

Northern Michigan MedCenter North

Northern Michigan Medicine and Pediatrics

Northern Pines Health Center

Partners in Family Practice

Partners in Health

Petoskey Pediatrics

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.

YourHealth 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.



“Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan is a nonprofit corporation and independent licensee of the Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® Association.”



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