Empowering Physicians, Enhancing Independence
We are a group of independent providers united by our clinically integrated, high-performance network and shared belief that physician autonomy is key to improving healthcare. As a physician-led medical group, we provide the tools, talent, and technology that enable you to improve patient care and your practice’s economic outcomes. We remove administrative work to help you transition to and thrive in value-based care so you can focus on patients, not paperwork and policy.
Mark Cone, MD, is the President of Privia Medical Group – Gulf Coast Texas and has 25 years of experience in private practice.
He is the President of a 53-year-old private practice in Houston, TX, and the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Southwest Women’s Health Alliance. He developed and implemented a corporate structure that maximizes a practice’s autonomy and profitability and spearheaded the development and implementation of a first-of-its-kind value-based care program in women’s health for several major payers.
Dr. Cone serves on the Tri-State Advisory Board for Cigna, the HCA Clinical Integration Steering Committee for the Gulf Coast Division, the COEMIG Committee at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, the Advisory Board for Texas Citizens Bank and is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Fannin Surgicare ASC. He was responsible for building and deploying new financial reporting standards in the MGMA format that allow individual doctors and care centers to control and reduce operating expenses and maximize their profitability.
Dr. Cone received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M.
D. Keith Fernandez, MD, joined Privia Health in 2016 and is the Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. Throughout the last seven years, Dr. Fernandez has led the Gulf Coast market’s participation in CMS’ Medicare Shared Savings Program, established the National Physician Advisory Council, and developed clinical governance structures to support our nationwide growth. Additionally, he developed the National Clinical Leadership Program which educates and elevates physicians and advanced practice providers across Privia.
Prior to joining Privia Health, Dr. Fernandez served as President and Physician-in-Chief of the Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD), Chief Medical Officer of the Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization, and chairman of MHMD’s Clinical Programs Committee. In those roles, he helped develop a robust clinic integration program with over 2,000 private practice, employed and academic physicians, and led more than 50 committees that provided quality, safety, and vendor governance for Memorial Hermann. Dr. Fernandez also spearheaded the development of MHMD’s Patient Centered Medical Homes and Care Management program. This program formed the bedrock of the most financially successful Medicare Shared Savings Program for three years, generating more than $180 million in shared savings.
Dr. Fernandez earned his medical doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Ebert School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and hepatology.
Helping Providers Thrive
How are we helping physicians of all specialties throughout the Gulf Coast?
Why Partner With Privia?
Physician Autonomy & Freedom
Improve care and reduce costs while remaining independent. When you partner with us, you continue to own, manage, and operate your practice while backed by our powerful suite of services. There’s no buy-in to join and no buy-out or restrictive covenants if you leave.
Transition to Value-Based Care
Perform better financially and remain viable as an independent practice. Our tools and payer relations support enhanced fee-for-service contracts while transitioning to rewarding value-based care models.
Better Patient Experience & Outcomes
Optimize the patient experience with convenient, cutting-edge tools designed to increase engagement. We help nurture the patient-provider relationship so patients receive the right care at the right place.
Leading Operational Support
Enjoy a heightened provider experience by focusing on high-quality, cost-efficient patient care, not administrative work. Our talented teams analyze complex regulations, policies, and data, then deliver actionable insights so you can dedicate more time to your patients.
Gulf Coast Texas Market Locations
Generating Savings and Helping Patients
Physicians in the Gulf Coast region’s accountable care organization (ACO) delivered more than $10 million in shared savings and showed improved quality of care in 2022. We also succeed in 11 other shared savings programs while our in-house ancillaries — including three infusion centers, nine imaging centers, and a retail and mail-order pharmacy — lowered costs for patients and payers while improving the medical group’s performance.