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FPCA announces provider changes at our Spring Ridge office!

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We’re sorry to say we’re losing two providers at our Spring Ridge office. Kelly Llewellyn, CRNPO, is moving on to Frederick Memorial Hospital. Kelly will be greatly missed, but we applaud her in her career advancement. Beth Arnone, CRNP, and her husband have decided to join the Peace Corp! While her last day at the Spring Office was a few weeks ago, some delays in her first posting (in Peru) with the Peace Corp have provided her the opportunity to continue with FPCA at our Walk-In Clinic located at 610 Solarex Court. We’re very fortunate to have two equally outstanding…

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FPCA Still Participates with Major Insurances

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We have learned that letters have been sent by various insurers (CareFirst, United Healthcare, Cigna, and possibly others) that have caused confusion about our participation with their provider networks.  The letters discuss FPCA’s change in Provider Identification Number, and wording in the letters seem to imply that we are no longer participating with their plan(s).   Please be assured that FPCA continues to participate with all of these insurance plans and there was never a gap in our relationship with any of these insurance companies.   In February FPCA partnered with Privia Medical Group to help provide better care for you.  As a result of this partnership, our provider number…

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Sports Physicals

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Frederick County high schools require student athletes to have a yearly sports physical between April 1st and the first day of the sports season.

Brunswick welcomes Nate Steinberg, CRNP to the team!

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Nate may look familiar from the time he spent completing his internship at the Brunswick office.  Nate, an Army Veteran who served in Iraq and Korea, is a 2016 graduate of Chamberlain College with a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. He received the recognition of Nurse of the Year at Suburban Hospital in 2016 as well as the Daisy Award at Washington Adventist Hospital in 2014.  His areas of special interest are critical care and emergency medicine.  During his free time, he spends time teaching children to swim at the YMCA. To schedule an appointment with Nate,…

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Dr. Jason Lowery joining the Urbana office April 13th!

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Though a native of North Carolina, Dr. Lowery should be quite a recognizable person within Frederick County given that he has provided care in the area for the past five years. In joining our Urbana office, Dr. Lowery will remain broadly accessible to our area communities. Dr. Lowery is a graduate of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Professionally, he has particular interests in preventative care, thyroid disorders and diabetes management. Photography, travel, and time in the kitchen cooking are among Dr. Lowery’s recreational interests. The FPCA family is exceptionally pleased to welcome…

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FPCA still a CareFirst Provider

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A March 30th letter from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield to its subscribers contains misleading information about our participation in their provider networks. Though our provider identification numbers with CareFirst changed in February, ALL FPCA PHYSICIANS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS, AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS continue their participation in the CareFirst network under new ID numbers. This ID number change should have been transparent to our patients and no gaps in FPCA participation have occurred. We apologize for any confusion it may have caused you. Please do not hesitate calling our Billing Team with any questions you may have at 301-663-6162.

Improving your health with serious technology!

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FPCA is pleased to announce a partnership with Privia Medical Group effective February 7, 2017.     The most visible change to you is a new, more user-friendly patient portal. While you may not notice other changes, we will also be upgrading our technology to allow us to improve how we provide care to our most valuable asset….our patients! Please rest assured that your provider relationship will not change, but rather improve with our access enhanced technology. Like us on Facebook for regular updates on what is happening at FPCA.

FPCA Telehealth

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Did you know that you can see an FPCA provider online from the comfort of your own home… or anywhere* for that matter? Thanks to FPCA Telehealth, you no longer have to deal with the agony of rearranging your entire busy day or work schedule to make a trip to our office. That’s right — no more fighting traffic (have you seen all the road construction and renovation out there?!). Just go to www.fpca.net/telehealth to get started. You’re just a click away! FPCA Telehealth is also ideal for college students away from home! Some of the benefits of a telehealth visit…

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Missions

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In July 2016, a few of the Ballenger Creek office staff will be traveling to the orphanage La Providencia in Honduras to run a medical clinic for families in the surrounding community.

Spring Immunizations

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State vaccination requirements for students entering kindergarten and 7th grade in the 2016-2017 school year were recently revised.