Grant Funds Awarded to Support Independent Physicians in Improving Health Care Delivery and Access

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2021



The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) recently teamed up with its Care Centered Collaborative and Highmark to award nearly $4 million in Community Care Grants to 98 group practices and 38 solo practitioners, involving a total of 306 physicians. Eighty-eight are in primary care, and forty-eight are specialty providers.

"PAMED is most appreciative of Highmark’s generosity in this innovative effort to enhance health care throughout the state of Pennsylvania," said PAMED President Michael A. DellaVecchia, MD, PhD, FAAO, FACS, FICS, FASLMS, FCPP.

The purpose of this grant funding is to support physicians in providing services that improve health care and make it more accessible. Eligible projects included health care services for the uninsured and unable to pay for services, programs for the prevention and treatment of disease or injury, and other services and programs such as health or mental health services for veterans.

“The PA Clinical Network (PACN) is honored to connect Pennsylvania physicians to resources that help our doctors provide excellent care every day in their local practices,” said John Pagan, MD, MBA, FACS, Chair and CEO of the PA Clinical Network. “The Community Care Grant is yet another example of how these collaborations can benefit patients in their communities with their trusted PAMED doctors. Congratulations to everyone who made this project a success!”

Watch the PAMED ( and PACN ( websites over the next couple of months as we feature how our members are using these grant funds to improve health care in Pennsylvania.


PAMED members in the following practices received grants through the Community Care Grant:

Practice NamePractice City
Abington Pediatric AssociatesAbington
Alakananda Chakrabarty MD PCCoal Township
Alere Family Health, LLCRonks
Allegheny Ophthalmic & Orbital Associates, PCPittsburgh
Allergy and Asthma Center PCLancaster
Amelia Arianne Pare, MD PCMcmurray
Andorra PediatricsPhiladelphia
Associates In Plastic Surgery, Inc.Media
Avalon Primary Care, PCLancaster
Balhara Internal Medicine Associates PCChambersburg
Benedetto Dermatology LLCDrexel Hill
Berks Genesis Family Medicine PCReading
Bouquet Mulligan Demaio Eye ProfessionalsCleona
Cajulis PediatricsBensalem
Cardiology Consultants of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia
Cardiovascular Disease Specialists of PittsburghPittsburgh
Carlisle Ear, Nose and Throat AssociatesCarlisle
Carlisle NeurocareCarlisle
Centerville Clinics, Inc.Fredericktown
Central Bucks Family Practice PCDoylestown
Children's HealthCareAllentown
Clinic for Special ChildrenStrasburg
Conestoga Eye PCLancaster
Conn Family Medicine, P.C.Connellsville
Deer View Family MedicineHatboro
Dingmans MedicalDingmans Ferry
DuBois Dermatology & CosmeticsDubois
DuBois Regional Cardiology AssociatesDubois
Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists of Nw PaErie
Efren Leonida MD LLC / Leonida Family PracticeMount Pleasant
Family Health Care Center of PunxsutawneyPunxsutawney
Family Matters Direct Primary CareAllison Park
Farias Health Inc.Reading
Fourth Tree HealthCamp Hill
George M Kosco III DO and Associates PCHarrisburg
Golla Center For Plastic SurgeryPittsburgh
Golla ENT, Inc.Pittsburgh
Graham Medical ClinicNewville
Green Hills Direct Family CareAllentown
Grob, Scheri, Woodburn and Griffin Family MedicinePittsburgh
Guiding Light Health, PCState College
Heimer Eye Care Associates, P.C.State College
Hillside Medical PracticeHanover
Hoffman Health PartnersTowanda
Hope Pediatrics PCSeneca
Houcks Road Family PracticeHarrisburg
Howard Roy Cohen, M.D., LLCMechanicsburg
Integrated Medical Group, PCPottsville
Internal Medicine Associates of ConnellsvilleConnellsville
Internal Medicine of Berwick, PC Inc.Berwick
Jackson Siegelbaum GastroenterologyCamp Hill
JATTO Internal Medicine and Wellness PCHarrisburg
JDC PediatricsEnola
John E. Muscalus, D.O.Hummelstown
John Manubay MD LLCSinking Spring
Kakaria OphthalmologyMechanicsburg
Keystone Counseling and Evaluation ServicesLock Haven
Khan Medical Associates, LLCPittsburgh
Kim Kuhar, DO Internal Medicine PCSilverdale
Lehigh Gastroenterology Associates, LLCLehighton
LMG Family PracticeLansdale
Lockman & Lubell Pediatric AssociatesFort Washington
MacIsaac Family Medicine, LLCWexford
Manzella Family HealthcareJim Thorpe
Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics, PCNewtown
Martin G. Gregorio MD and Associates PCWexford
Martin J. Moran Sr., D.O., P.C.Dupont
Masland Associates, Inc.Carlisle
Media Pediatrics, PCWallingford
Medical and Surgical Eye AssociatesPittsburgh
Medical Arts Allergy, PCCarlisle
Michael A. Jalowiec D.O. P.C.Old Forge
Michael E. Fath DO PCKingston
Miller Donmoyer Family Health CenterShamokin
Millgrove Medical CenterAudubon
Musaddiq N. Nazeeri, MD PCLebanon
My Care Now, LLCDubois
Nader Rahmanian, MD LLCWyomissing
Newborn Special Care AssociatesAbington
Nita Rastogi, MD DBA Family Internal MedicineHarrisburg
North Penn Pediatrics, PCLansdale
Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates, PCHonesdale
Northeastern PA cardiology Associates, L.L.P.Plains
OB-GYN Associates of Erie, PCErie
Open Arms Internal Medicine & Pediatrics PCWilliamsport
PA Allergy & Asthma ConsultantsCollegeville
PA Specialty PathologyLancaster
Panda Bear Pediatrics, LLCCollegeville
Pawan K Gupta MD, LLCAltoona
Peace of Mind Geriatric Specialists, PLLCLancaster
Peace Valley Internal Medicine, P.C.Fountainville
Pediatric Care Group, P.C.Jenkintown
Pediatric Healthcare AssociatesAltoona
Pediatric Medical AssociatesEast Norriton
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Associates of Southeastern PANewtown Square
Pediatrics of NEPADickson City
Perinatal Cardiology ConsultantsHavertown
Perry Physicians, PCShermansdale
Peter E. McNeil MDMount Carmel
Pittsburgh Gastroenterology AssociatesPittsburgh
Pittsburgh Infectious Diseases, LTD.Pittsburgh
Pleasant Valley Family MedicineLock Haven, Pa
Private Physicians Medical Practice, LLCPittsburgh
Radiance Medical GroupPhiladelphia
Ramos Rheumatology, PCAvoca
Rehabilitation Physicians of PittsburghPittsburgh
Reinhardt Family PracticeAltoona
Reverie Psychiatry and WellnessPittsburgh
Romano, Pontzer & Associates, LimitedPittsburgh
Schaefferstown Family PracticeSchaefferstown
Silvercrest MD PCWaymart
Southern Cove Medical AssociatesLoysburg
Southwest Medical Center, Inc.Charleroi
Specialty Physician Associates, LLCBethlehem
St. Luke's Medical, PCNew Castle
State College Family Medicine LLCState College
Stephen J. Renzi Medical PCTroy
Sudhir K. Khanna, M.D., P.C.Shamokin
Susquehanna Valley Women's Healthcare dba May GrantLancaster
Susquehanna Velley Professional Assoc/SunPointe HealthState College
Swarthmore PediatricsSwarthmore
Tendercare PediatricsEaston
The Health Center for Integrative MedicineWashington
The Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Centers of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia
Therapeutic Interventional Pain CenterMonongahela
True North PediatricsWillow Grove
Urology for Children, LLCPhiladelphia
Victor F. Novak II M.D.Somerset
Wardeh Agha Medical Center LLCCoal Twp
Waynesboro Family Medical Associates, LLPWaynesboro
Westmoreland Sleep MedicineGreensburg
Wexford Cardiology IncWexford
Zaccagnini Medical AssociatesGreensburg


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