Lake Huron Physician Hospital Organization (PHO)

Lake Huron Medical Center Physician Hospital Organization (LHMC PHO)

The Lake Huron Medical Center Physician Hospital Organization was established as a partnership between physicians on staff at Lake Huron Medical Center. Our goal is to support improved access to comprehensive, high quality health care services for the Blue Water Region. LHMC PHO originally formed in 1997 to manage the contractual relationships between health plans and the associated quality and utilization programs. In doing so, the LHMC PHO strives to develop experience maintaining high quality hospital and physician services. Our PHO is focused on preparing for future health care reform - and the development of the Patient Centered Medical Home Neighborhood, which creates collaboration between all providers in the community.

The Lake Huron Medical Center PHO is a physician hospital organization that is made up of 37 Primary Care Physicians, 110 Specialists and Lake Huron Medical Center. The LHMC PHO office is located less than one mile from Lake Huron Medical Center at 2415 24th Street, Port Huron, Michigan 48060. The LHMC PHO can be contacted at (810) 987-1046.

Our Mission

To be the premier integrated health care delivery system for our community being recognized by our patients, physicians, providers and payors as providing the highest value in care and services.

Our Services

Lake Huron Medical Center PHO offers many services to our partners including:

  • Development of the Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Referral management through Michigan Health Connect
  • Office in-services
  • Educational programs including monthly learning collaborative meetings
  • Newsletters
  • Delegated credentialing

It is a primary goal of the PHO to assist our partners in becoming knowledgeable and efficient in current health care trends. To help meet that objective, the PHO provides tools and services so that our member offices can better meet the challenges of the complex world of health care reimbursement.

2014 LHMC Designated Providers

  • Anil Patel, MD
  • Annette Barnes, MD
  • Associates for Internal Medicine
  • Best Kids, PC
  • C. Bazo Group, PLLC
  • George Carley Jr. DO, PC
  • Imlay City Family Practice
  • Laura Lucio-Reincke PLLC
  • Lexington Family Medicine
  • Lighthouse Family Medicine
  • Mercy Family Care - Marysville
  • Mercy Family Care - Port Huron
  • Randy Plonka, MD
  • Riad Hajjar, MD, PC
  • Robert Dembosky, MD
  • Ronaldo Balboa, MD
  • Port Huron Internal Medicine Associates
  • St. Clair Medical PC
  • Yale Family Care, PLLC
  • Yehia Elsafy, MD PLC

Specialist Uplifts Awarded

  • Advanced Orthopedics
  • Blue Water OB/GYN
  • Blue Water Neurology
  • Bone & Joint Institute
  • Cardiology Associates
  • HKB Corp (Steven Bremer, DPM)
  • Huron Medical Center
  • Michigan Neurology & Spine Center
  • Mostafa Sadry, MD
  • NES (ER Medicine)
  • Orthopedic Associates
  • Port Huron ENT
  • Thumb Physiatry
  • Urology Associates