Find out what our Valley Preferred physicians and other associates have to say about working with us.
William Ofrichter, DPM, Podiatry Alliance
"I thought being a member would be helpful to me as an independent physician. It’s easy to feel isolated when you’re in a private practice. Valley Preferred has helped me personally and in my practice. It’s a feeling that whatever you need, they seem to be able to help you get it. The organization is very attentive. They make me feel like I’m important; like they’re concerned about my practice and want it to do well. I’ve done two QI projects and presentations. These experiences were fantastic. It’s so worthwhile for the independent physician. The incentive payments are just icing on the cake."
Donald L. Levick, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, Chief Medical Information Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network
"Valley Preferred knows the value of medical informatics. They are committed to clinical integration and have effective technology in place for patient outcome data capture and processing. Valley Preferred's leadership has been a strong partner in Lehigh Valley Health Network's efforts to consolidate disparate clinical and administrative data sources into an aggregate view accessible at any point of care."
Matthew J. Winas, DO, FACP, LVPG Internal Medicine
"Our practice is now an NCQA-certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, thanks in part to the funding and support of the LVPHO/Valley Preferred. It was a rigorous, intensive experience but fulfilling in terms of the professional pride and the individual excellence for which we strive. As a Patient-Centered Medical Home, we now are seeing the results of better outcomes attributable to our new team approach to patient care."
Glenn S. Kratzer, MD, Associate Medical Director, Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization/Valley Preferred, Lehigh Valley Internists
"Ongoing education is a high priority and physicians are compensated for their educational efforts by Valley Preferred. One recent example is a Quality Improvement (QI) course. I completed the course and found it very informative. Of particular interest were the language of QI, how to measure processes and outcomes, and how to account for unforeseen consequences. We've had 180 physicians enrolled so far and the feedback has been very positive."
Kenneth G. Ryder, Jr., MD, Medical Associates of the Lehigh Valley
"I have a one-physician family practice and see about 30 patients a day. There's only so much time but Valley Preferred's disease management support has enabled me to better utilize my time and increase practice throughout. I have enrolled several patients in the program and the success rating has been 100 percent. They are becoming better self-managers of their own conditions and there has been absolutely no compromise in the patient/physician relationships."
James W. Manley, DO, Chair, Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization, Chair, Greater Lehigh Valley Independent Practice Association, Inc., Lehigh Valley Family Practice Associates
"As a provider-owned health organization, Valley Preferred is run by physicians for physicians. Important decisions affecting the future of our 1,100 members are influenced by peers. Every member has the opportunity to be heard and participate in programs proven to advance the quality of medical care and value for the families we serve here in our home community."
Joseph A. Habig, II, MD, Associate Medical Director, Valley Preferred, Medical Associates of the Lehigh Valley
"The leaders at Valley Preferred have been very effective in championing the role of family physicians. One example is how they are making electronic health record (EHR) systems affordable for primary care practices. Valley Preferred has provided funds for the conversion of more local practices. Thanks to this commitment, more primary care practices are able to make this vital upgrade."
Jennifer L. Stephens, DO, FACP, LVPG Internal Medicine
"As physicians, we all want to improve the quality of care. As member physicians of Valley Preferred, we are provided with the opportunity and resources to do so. Through the Quality Improvement Project, we are supported in identifying clinical areas for improvement, testing and optimizing changes, and disseminating those learnings to all members. By engaging in this program, my practice has improved several multi-departmental preoperative procedures. Since the Quality Improvement Project was established, dozens of projects have been completed. Many have been put into widespread practice and are making a measurable difference in the quality of local medicine."