Privia Health Elects Dr. Keith Fernandez and Dr. Fred Taweel to Clinical Leadership Roles
Dr. Keith Fernandez and Dr. Fred Taweel will oversee population health programs and strategies to enhance local healthcare initiatives
ARLINGTON, VA (November 15, 2017) Privia Health, LLC (“Privia”) announced today two pivotal senior leadership appointments that will be instrumental in empowering physicians within the Privia Medical Group (PMG) network to improve clinical outcomes and lower total cost of care.
- Keith Fernandez, M.D., formerly Senior Physician Executive, has been promoted to National Chief Clinical Officer, effective as of November 1, 2017.
- Fred Taweel, M.D. has been promoted to Chief Medical Officer – Mid-Atlantic Region, in addition to maintaining his role as Chairman of the Board of Governors, effective as of November 1, 2017.
“Dr. Fernandez is one of the great national physician leaders, determined to support and enable physicians to deliver personalized care to their patients despite the constant shifts and changes within the healthcare system,” said Dave Rothenberg, President of Privia Health. “Dr. Fernandez understands as well as anyone the pressures put on independent physicians today and the ability they possess to lead the transformation from a broken healthcare system to achieving enhanced provider and patient satisfaction.”
Dr. Fernandez, having previously cultivated his experiences as the head of the most highly ranked ACO in the country, specializes in leading physician networks, and developing and implementing successful population health programs that address care access, cost and quality.
“In my 36 years of clinical and healthcare leadership experience, I have never been more inspired by a company’s vision, mission and drive to provide unwavering support to physicians,” said Dr. Fernandez. “I’m looking forward to helping physicians cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in the healthcare space and finding ways to work with payers, hospital systems and business coalitions while maintaining the need for physicians to have a bigger voice in the ecosystem, which is a necessary step towards the future of healthcare.”
As a seasoned physician leader in the Virginia community for over 25 years, Dr. Taweel will help advance Privia’s local approach to patient care. Dr. Taweel has also been recognized as one of the Washingtonian’s and Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for many consecutive years.
“The fact that Dr. Taweel has been integrated into Privia since the very beginning as part of the first practice, gives him a unique perspective on the history and continued growth of the Mid-Atlantic market,” said Dave Rothenberg. “His insight into local physician needs is invaluable to understanding the level of support we need to bring to our providers and our patients.”
“As Chief Medical Officer for the Mid-Atlantic region, I look forward to working with physicians in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland to achieve the quadruple aim of improved patient experience, better clinical outcomes, lower costs, and enhanced provider satisfaction,” said Dr. Taweel. “This will allow for more time to focus on identifying chronic sick patients, establishing proper care plans and steering them out of high-cost centers. I’ve been participating in Privia’s model since the beginning and am committed to the positive changes which are underway.”
About Privia Health
Privia Health LLC, based in Arlington, VA, is a national physician practice management and population health technology company that partners with leading doctors to keep people healthy, better manage disease, and to reward providers for delivering high value care. Through its high-performance physician group (Privia Medical Group), accountable care organization (Privia Quality Network), and population health management programs, Privia works in close partnership with forward-thinking health plans and national payers to better align reimbursements to quality and outcomes. Privia’s proprietary cloud-based technology platform, combined with an innovative approach to patient engagement and physician-driven wellness, focuses on building a better healthcare delivery system and creating a healthier patient population. For More Information: www.priviahealth.com.
About Privia Medical Group
Privia Medical Group, a national, high-performance medical practice, combines technology, team-based care, and unique wellness programs to help leading doctors better manage the health of their populations. Privia Medical Group is a multi-specialty practice, with a large number of primary care physicians and medical specialists that manage high cost chronic disease. Our medical group enjoys close partnerships with many leading national payers, with reimbursement programs that reward our doctors for improving outcomes and delivering high value care. For more information, please visit: www.priviamedicalgroup.com.