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Podcast 104: ENCORE Commonwealth Primary Care ACO with Dr. Curtis Page

Jun 19, 2020


Today on Health Care Rounds we are rebroadcasting a conversation with Dr. Curtis Page, President and CEO of Commonwealth Primary Care ACO. Dr. Page discusses the evolution of Commonwealth and highlights some strategic approaches to delivering high-quality patient care in an ACO model. Dr. Page also talks about how Pharma can partner with ACOs in a collaborative model to improve patient outcomes.

This episode was originally aired on May 3rd, 2018

In this episode

Curtis Page, MD

Dr. Curtis Page is quite invested in health care reform and currently serves as the CEO & president of the Commonwealth Primary Care Accountable Care Association, an entity that represents over 50 primary care practices in Maricopa County and Flagstaff. The Commonwealth ACO is primarily focused on redesigning the healthcare delivery system to place primary care and their patients at the center of the healthcare paradigm.

Dr. Page went to Harvard Medical School and is double board certified in Family Practice and Addiction Medicine. In 2001, Dr. Page returned to Tempe and joined his father’s practice, then known as Tempe Primary Care Associates. Along with his ACO, to further engage in community health, Dr. Page has also developed AAFP sponsored Group Visit/Educational programs covering Smoking Cessation, Diabetes, COPD, CHF and Cardiovascular disease.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group, a health care market intelligence firm specializing in health care delivery systems. He’s a two-time health care entrepreneur, and his first company, FaxWatch, was listed twice on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing American companies. John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade.

John did his undergraduate work in economics at Knox College, has an MBA and M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework at The Dartmouth Institute. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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