Physicians’ Primary Care Of Southwest Florida Celebrates 25 Years Of Medical Care

LEHIGH ACRES, FLA., March 17, 2021 – Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida (PPC) is celebrating its 25th year as a physician-owned and managed multi-specialty primary care group in Lee County.

The medical practice was founded in 1996 when several independent physician groups decided to join forces.

“It was a time of change in the national health care system with the influence of insurance companies and hospital acquisitions. Many well-known local physicians had a desire to remain independent,” said Dr. Mary C. Yankaskas, managing physician of Physicians’ Primary Care.

After weighing all the factors, five independent practices merged to become one large group. The merger enabled the physicians to not only remain independent but to provide enhanced quality patient care.

In subsequent years, Physicians’ Primary Care expanded their medical offices focusing on patient convenience and efficiency as well as expanded diagnostic, laboratory services and telehealth.

Today, Physicians’ Primary Care continues to be the largest physician-owned multi-specialty primary care group with more than 270 employees and providers with 10 offices conveniently located in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres.  The practice includes three specialties: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

This primary care model means that PPC can offer medical care throughout all life stages.   Babies and children can be cared for by a PPC pediatrician.  When children become adults, they can be treated by a physician in one of the Family or Internal Medicine offices.  Mom and Dad also can receive healthcare from the Family and Internal Medicine physicians.

“Not only is this model of healthcare more convenient for our patients, but your electronic health records follow you throughout your lifetime, meaning that you are assured that regardless of which PPC physician provides your care, they will have your complete medical history,” Yankaskas said.

PPC in-house services include laboratory, x-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, physical therapy, lactation services and more.

Physicians’ Primary Care also is recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by NCQA. This model of care strengthens the relationship between patient and their primary care physician.

Physicians’ Primary Care has consistently been recognized year-after-year for having some of the area’s Top Doctors, as reported by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an independent research and information company that is the nation’s leading provider of information on top physicians.

PPC also won three national awards last year from the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association for improving patient health in cholesterol management, controlling blood pressure and management of Type II Diabetes. 

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