Edel Alvarez, MD, and His Team Receive Recognition Status for Their Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

St. Petersburg & Spring Hill, Florida (August 27, 2019)– Access Health Care Physicians, LLC, is proud to announce that Edel Alvarez, MD, primary care physician, and his team have achieved recognition under the National Committee for Quality Assurance PCMH Recognition Program.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance will list Dr. Alvarez and his location on its website with a recognition seal. Dr. Alvarez and his team practice at 2198 15th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710. Call 727-803-6887 to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) reviewed the submission, and the practice has received the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.

Earning PCMH recognition is a distinction in which a practice can take pride. The NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduced cost. Medical Homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as a sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the healthcare system. Research shows that Medical Homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.

Attached photo:  Dr. Alvarez and his team receive their PCMH Recognition Certificate from Rachel Cook, corporate trainer. Left to right: Latora Lumpkin, medical assistant and team lead, Dr. Alvarez, Rachel Cook, corporate trainer, and Kathleen Cubero, medical assistant.


About Edel Alvarez, MD

Edel Alvarez, MD, has practiced in the Tampa Bay area since 2014. Dr. Alvarez has completed a transitional internship at Hospital Metropolitano in Puerto Rico with rotations in surgery, internal medicine, intensive care, obstetrics, gynecology, radiology, psychiatric and pediatric. He was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Patient Care in 2013-2014. In 2016 Dr. Alvarez was recognized as a CarePlus 5 Star Physician.

Dr. Alvarez studied medicine at Universidad de Havana School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba, and also Universidad Federada/School of Medicine San Judas in Costa Rica, where he received his medical degree.

Dr. Alvarez is bilingual fluent in both English and Spanish.


About the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.


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