11 Arundel physicians join Doctors Health System


March 12, 1996

Doctors Health System yesterday announced a move into Anne Arundel County, as eight doctors in a pediatric group and three internists became partners in DHS.

"We are currently engaged in discussions with an additional seven or eight individual practices and a number of large groups. We expect the new medical group to grow to over 60 primary-care physicians and affiliated providers in the next year," said Dr. Robert G. Graw Jr., head of the pediatric group.

Dr. Graw also will become vice president of practice operations for DHS.

The announcement brings the total number of primary-care physicians involved -- including those with contractual ties as well as partners -- to 253. Nearly 100 are partners.

Doctors become partners by merging their practices into DHS in exchange for stock in the company.

The 13-month-old company is attempting to build a statewide primary-care network that will negotiate capitated contracts -- payment per person enrolled, rather than for services delivered -- with health maintenance organizations and other managed-care insurers.

Pub Date: 3/12/96

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