Increasing Value, Valuing Independence
We are a group of physicians committed to improving healthcare delivery for our patients and empowering providers from Stephenville to Rockwall, Denton to Waxahachie. As a physician-led organization, we’re dedicated to spending more time with our patients, practicing medicine the way we choose, and entering improved economic arrangements that reward us for high-quality care. Whether partnering with independent practices or strategically aligning with health systems, we are building healthier communities by allowing physicians to focus on what matters most: caring for their patients.
Privia Medical Group — North Texas
Larry Tatum, MD, is the Chief Executive Officer of Privia Medical Group – North Texas. As a founding member of Texas Health Care, PLLC and a member of Texas Health Care, PA from 1995 to 2002, Dr. Tatum has experienced the value and high success of a multi-specialty group governed and led by physicians. He has experience in leading physician groups, bringing together more than 150 physicians geographically dispersed throughout Tarrant County, TX.
Dr. Tatum began his medical career as a self-employed physician in a solo medical practice more than 30 years ago after completing his residency and internship. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Tarrant County Medical Association, and is a board-certified diplomate of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also an active member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the winner of the Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award, and was honored with the Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award.
Dr. Tatum graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston in 1979. After completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas in 1983, Dr. Tatum began his gynecology practice in Fort Worth.
Keith Fernandez, MD, is Chief Clinical Officer of Privia Health. He joined Privia in 2016 and previously served as the Senior Physician Executive.
Prior to joining Privia, 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 developed a robust clinic integration program with over 2,000 physicians, 90 percent of whom operated in private practices, and more than 50 physician-led 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, generated more than $180 million in shared savings, and multiple high-performance commercial ACOs, Medicare Advantage, and risk-based contracts.
Dr. Fernandez is a member of the Joint Commission Stakeholder Group on Clinically Integrated Networks, AHA Blue Ribbon Panel on Physician Governance, Texas Medical Association Committee on Accountable Care, and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. He currently has a faculty appointment as Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston. He has spoken and conducted retreats across the country for physician organizations, hospital systems, and business coalitions with an emphasis on new models of care, building trust, and the need for physician leadership in all areas of healthcare.
Dr. Fernandez earned his bachelor’s from Florida State University and 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 North Texas?
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.
North Texas Market Locations
Generating Savings and Helping Patients
Physicians in the North Texas region’s accountable care organization (ACO) generated nearly $3 million in shared savings through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 2019. Our physician-led ACO integrated care, managed risk, and improved quality while reducing overall spending.