Meridian Health Plan Awards 16 Top Healthcare Physicians


DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health Plan (Meridian) has recognized 16 Michigan Primary Care Providers (PCPs) as "Top Docs" for their outstanding quality and service.

Through a selection process based on Meridian's 2011 Quality Incentive Program, these PCPs were identified as outstanding primary care offices for Meridian members. PCPs selected for this honor excelled in preventive care, completing over 90 percent of the quality measures used in the assessment.

The 2012 "Top Docs" are:

  • Gun Lake Family Medicine
  • Rajamathias Reddy, MD
  • Sterling Area Health Center
  • Westshore Family Medicine
  • Family Tree Medical Associates
  • Port City Pediatrics, PC
  • Thomas Neidlinger, MD, PC
  • Kidz 1st, PLLC
  • Crystal Lake Clinic, PC           
  • Alkapa Child Care, PC
  • Hillsdale Pediatrics Clinic, PC  
  • West Bloomfield Pediatrics, PLLC
  • Sacred Heart Pediatrics           
  • Philomina Thomas, MD, PC
  • A. Hajyousef, MD, PC
  • Brentwood Pediatrics, PC

"This high level of quality is to be applauded," said Sean Kendall, Director of Provider Network Development for Meridian. "Since we started our 'Top Docs' recognition program back in 2010 the level of quality has continued to increase. We are excited and thankful to have these physicians provide such high quality care to our members."

The Meridian Quality Incentive Programs paid over $21 million in quality bonuses to its contracted PCPs in 2011. The program rewards contracted PCPs for completing preventive care measures and working towards Patient Centered Medical Home designation.

Meridian Health Plan is the largest Medicaid health plan in Michigan, dedicated to continuously improving quality of care in a low resource environment. Meridian Health Plan is a physician-owned and physician-operated group of health plans based in Detroit. Meridian's affiliates include Medicaid and Medicare health plans and MeridianRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Management company. Currently Meridian Health Plan serves over 300,000 Medicaid members.  For more information, visit

SOURCE Meridian Health Plan