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September 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

ACO Update

We have no new information regarding the ACO. The “back room” data processing continues. We will continue to monitor the progress and let you know as changes occur.

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Effective 10/1/12 the Healthy Kids Product will no longer be under Coventry. Those patients will be distributed to Staywell Kids and United HealthCare by Healthy Kids.

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Health First Network would like to welcome the most recent physicians to join the Network:

Rosanny Espinal-Witter, M.D. - Pathology
Christopher Dadisman, M.D. - Pathology
Ronaldo Patiag, M.D. - Infectious Disease
Richard Naturale, M.D. - Pathology
Victor Hultstrand, M.D. - OB/GYN
Tony Wright, M.D. - Anesthesiology
Cristina Tarantola, M.D. - Dermatology (MOHS Only)
Hien Dao, M.D. - Hospitalist
Paul Motta, M.D. - Family Practice
Asser El Atfy, M.D. - Pulmonary Disease
Jeremy Doak, M.D. - Orthopaedic Surgery

** To determine which health plans each physician is participating in please check the “Find A Doctor” section on the HFNI website.

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The Practice Resources page of the HFNI website provides information on a variety of products and services aimed at assisting our physician practices. There you will find information on things such as Medicare Approved E.H.R. products, office supply vendor information, and information on insurance products and services. We invite you to explore.

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Health First Network, Inc. is committed to providing the best support possible to our network physicians. We want to support our physicians' success by creating exceptional value by identifying issues and offering solutions. We would like your feedback regarding areas where we can offer our assistance. Please contact Jenny Caillouet at with your suggestions.


We encourage our physicians to consider becoming a part of HFNI’s leadership. If you are interested in holding office on Health First Network’s Board of Directors or serving on one of our Committees, please contact Dr. Whibbs by email at or at 850-438-0818. By contributing your time and expertise to HFNI, you can promote our mission of being and integrated, comprehensive network of physicians dedicated to improving the health care experience and quality of life of people in our community.