Premier Medical Associates is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We concentrate on the complete picture of an individual’s health, focused on the right care—the right amount of care for right now.

Highmark Health’s VITAL Innovation Program testing benefits of innovations from Omron® Healthcare related to daily control of hypertension and from Sensible Medical related to measurement of lung fluid in patients with congestive heart failure

VITAL program will provide real-world evidence related to patient experience, care outcomes and cost impact PITTSBURGH; LAKE FOREST, ILL; TENAFLY, NJ (Dec. 12, 2018) – Highmark Health announced today that through its VITAL Innovation Program, it is testing two early-stage health innovations: Omron Healthcare’s Hypertension Management Platform related to daily control of hypertension and Sensible … Read More

Premier Doctors Recognized Among Best Doctors in America

Friday, April 21st, 2017 PITTSBURGH, PA: Each year, Pittsburgh Magazine announces their Best Doctors list. In 2016, approximately ten Premier Medical Associates doctors were honored, and this year that number continues to grow. More than a dozen doctors from Premier Medical Associates have been deemed with the title “Best Doctor” by the publication. Pittsburgh Magazine … Read More

Premier Medical Associates Receives AMGA-Optum Population Health Award

Premier Medical Associates (PMA), a multispecialty physician practice based in Monroeville, PA, received the 2017 Optum-AMGA Award for Innovation in Population Health. PMA received the award for their use of analytics to achieve outstanding improvements in population health and for sharing their approaches with other AMGA member organizations. This is the third year for the … Read More

Premier Medical Associates Receives Population Health Award

Alexandria, Va. and Wakefield, Mass., June 2, 2017– Premier Medical Associates (PMA), a multispecialty physician practice based in Monroeville, Pa., received the 2017 Award for Innovation in Population Health from AMGA and Optum. The award honored PMA for outstanding improvements in population health using analytics and for sharing its approaches with other AMGA member organizations. … Read More

Premier Medical Associates Issues Statement to Address Confusion Over PHI Concerns With Similarly Named but Unaffiliated Company – Premier Medical Evaluations, Inc.

March 22, 2017(Pittsburgh, PA) Recently, a company called Premier Medical Evaluations, Inc. closed their doors on Ranalli Drive in Gibsonia, PA. The news is reporting that a dumpster was found in Hampton full of medical documents, sensitive patient information and personal information including social security numbers and addresses for a large number of people. The … Read More

The American Medical Group Association names Premier recipient of 2016 Acclaim Award

Natalie Hill Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The American Medical Group Association named Monroeville-based Premier Medical Associates, an Allegheny Health Network-affiliated physician group, as the recipient of its prestigious 2016 Acclaim Award. The award is designed to recognize the successes that medical groups and other organized systems of care have achieved in improving the value of the health … Read More

10 Premier doctors make Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors 2016 list

December 2, 2016 [Pittsburgh, PA] Ten doctors from Premier Medical Associates have been designated a ‘Best Doctor’ in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors 2016 list. The list includes 687 leading physicians in the Pittsburgh area across 80 different specialties. Pittsburgh Magazine paid tribute to the following Premier Medical Associates doctors: Gerald T. Byers, Joanne … Read More

AHN doctors, patients to have role in diabetic device development

Kris B. Mamula Pittsburgh Post-Gazette People with diabetes could soon get more help managing the disease, thanks to a $500 million joint venture involving Allegheny Health Network, drugmaker Sanofi and Verily Life Sciences LLC, a unit of Google parent Alphabet. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi partnered with software and miniature electronics company Verily of Mountain View, … Read More

Making scheduling fair for employees and customers

By Maya Sweedler Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The allure of a sun-soaked jaunt to Europe in June or a sandy Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is practically universal, meaning that creating and adjusting schedules can get complicated for workplaces at certain points in the year. Although technology has streamlined the scheduling process, allowing companies to use online … Read More

Absence of Compliance

By Meghan Holohan Pittsburgh Business Times When the city of Pittsburgh passed a paid sick-leave ordinance in 2015, many companies worried what the impact might be. One of the key provisions in the ordinace stated that employers had to give an employee an hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours worked. For Premier … Read More

Meet Dr. Gerald Byers from Golden LivingCenter – Murrysville

First Monday: A Golden Living Physician Newsletter Dr. Gerald Byers (center) with Golden Living Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Yao (left) and Golden Living Chief Executive Officer Dr. Neil Kurtz (right) The 2016 Golden Living Medical Director of the Year Award recipient for Team 2 (Northeast), Dr. Gerald Byers has brought more than 25 years of … Read More

Premier Medical Associates Receives 2016 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award

Friday, March 4, 2016 [Pittsburgh, PA] –- The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable has named Premier Medical Associates (PMA) an honoree for this year’s 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards. Premier was selected from a competitive pool of nominated organizations, companies and individuals nationwide for targeted efforts and subsequent progress towards reaching an 80% national colon … Read More

Monroeville-based physician practice seeks to expand

Jake Flannick Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 8, 2016 A Monroeville-based health care provider is preparing to expand in Penn Township, awaiting final regulatory approval before moving ahead with a plan to erect two medical office buildings. Planned for largely vacant land along Route 130, the Premier Medical Associates buildings would be two stories high, one containing … Read More

Penn Hills-based doc raises money to build libraries in Ghana

Kelsey Shea Pittsburgh Tribune-Review January 7, 2015 Support and donations from people in the Penn Hills community will help build a library in rural Ghana this year, thanks to a local doctor. Stephen Greene, a pediatrician working out of the Premier Medical Associates office in Penn Hills, plans to raise funds to build a third … Read More

Large W.Pa. physician network prepares for Highmark-UPMC split

Alex Nixon Pittsburgh Tribune-Review December 2, 2014 Mark DeRubeis runs one of the largest physician practices in Western Pennsylvania and is guiding Monroeville-based Premier Medical Associates and its 100 doctors as the health care industry undergoes dramatic changes. The Affordable Care Act is introducing new ways of paying doctors and providing health insurance to thousands … Read More

Premier Medical adds pain management services

Kris B. Mamula Pittsburgh Business Times September 19, 2014 Premier Medical Associates continues to expand with the addition of a pain management specialist. Dr. M. Bud Lateef has been hired to offer pain management services at Premier, adding to a growing list of over 20 specialties offered by the Monroeville-based physician practice. Lateef received a … Read More

Measure Up / Pressure Down® Success Story

At the American Medical Group Association’s 2013 Institute for Quality Leadership (IQL) conference in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Francis Colangelo approached the Foundation table to learn more about the national Measure Up / Pressure Down® hypertension campaign. Since joining the campaign on the spot at the IQL conference, Premier Medical Associates has made hypertension control a … Read More

Outpatient centers, doctors’ offices increase hiring

Alex Nixon Pittsburgh Tribune-Review April 26, 2014 Amy Schultz has helped patients stay out of the hospital for the past 16 months. The job keeps the registered nurse out of the hospital, where she once worked as an oncology nurse. Schultz is one of nine patient care coordinators for Premier Medical Associates, a Monroeville multi-physician … Read More

Premier joins Measure Up / Pressure Down initiative

Premier joins Measure Up / Pressure Down initiative High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes complications. Known as the “silent killer,” high blood pressure often has no symptoms until serious problems occur. Many people have high blood pressure and can go for years without knowing … Read More

Premier Medical Associates refocuses on a more hands-on, comprehensive approach

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Bill Toland December 29, 2013 For decades, the sore throat — pharyngitis, in clinical terms — has been the bread and butter of family practice, a symptom of acute bronchitis, strep throat and any number of winter ailments. So when the number-crunchers at Premier Medical Associates noticed that sore-throat visits had dropped by … Read More

Premier Medical Associates Awarded Highly Coveted Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

PITTSBURGH, PA – August 30, 2013 – All seven of Premier Medical Associates’ (PMA) adult primary care practices have been awarded the highly coveted designation of a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This is the highest level attainable for a medical care group. The NCQA was founded … Read More