On Tuesday, June 8, District Medical Group (DMG) leaders, Board members, providers and staff gathered at the newest DMG primary care clinic, DMG Papago Family Practice.
Opening on June 14, this location will serve patients of all ages offering appointments, including same day, as well as walk-in care.
DMG president and CEO, Kote Chundu, MD shared his excitement for the opening of this clinic, which will provide much needed primary care to the currently underserved community on the Scottsdale/Tempe border.
DMG Board of Directors chairman and vice-chair, Dan Hobohm, MD, and Phyllis Biedess respectively, echoed Dr. Chundu’s appreciation for the efforts of DMG team members across multiple departments to prepare this location to open. Board member Alan Rawls also attended to support DMG’s newest location.
DMG Papago Family Practice was formerly a United Healthcare (UHC) primary care location which had closed, and the two organizations worked together for more than a year to transition the clinic to DMG.
United Healthcare Community Plan of Arizona CEO, Jean Kalbacher, was on-hand at the ribbon cutting and shared her gratitude for the successful collaboration between the two organizations to ensure residents in the Papago area were not without a community primary care provider for too long.