We are a network of primary care pediatricians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants spanning Massachusetts from Boston to Dracut, Quincy to Nantucket, and Shrewsbury to North Adams. Our more than 600-member organization is made up of solo practitioners and multi-location practices with the goal of delivering the highest quality patient care to the children they serve. The PPOC’s goal is to enhance our member pediatricians’ ability to do this, and to improve the professional satisfaction and operational effectiveness of all our members.

The PPOC has a strong collaborative relationship with one of the premier children’s medical facilities in the world, Boston Children’s Hospital. Collectively, our members care for more than 400,000 children and adolescents across the Commonwealth.  You can find our doctors on staff at Boston Children’s, serving internationally in healthcare-starved areas, teaching at Harvard Medical School, and collaborating in ground-breaking research with their colleagues at BCH. With such a diverse and growing membership, we pride ourselves on building a patient-centered medical home where the children who come to us for care can receive only the best.

Commitment to Quality

Our network of primary care physicians and physician specialists provides our patients and their families with the most advanced and highest quality health care available.  PPOC is committed to innovation and constantly researches ways to improve quality of care.

In diagnosing and treating patients, a PPOC practice operates as a “medical home” — a model of care that has gained favor in health care circles for boosting quality and efficiency.

Within the medical home model, doctors and other medical specialists work closely and communicate frequently; employ advanced information technology which helps eliminate duplication in testing and unnecessary procedures; encourage and keep open lines of communication with the patient and the patient’s family; and consistently evaluate and seek to improve the quality of care.

According to Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) data, the PPOC consistently scores among the top performing networks in Massachusetts. The PPOC has consistently been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Physician Group Honor Roll for exceeding the national 90th percentile performance on five key quality measures.

We have a long history of collaboration and innovation that has helped to improve the quality of all our practices’ performance. We are fully committed to always reaching and striving for the highest standards of quality.

The PPOC is one of the largest pediatric primary care physician organizations in the country, with more than 400 pediatric primary care physicians, 200 nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and 100+ integrated behavioral health clinicians, working in community-based practices in 110 locations throughout Massachusetts.

We benefit on a daily basis just by having someone to call, not being out there all by ourselves, and getting a resource that gives us a perspective larger than our own. The connection to other practice leaders and the sharing of ideas and ways to get things done is invaluable.

Larry Goetschius
Plymouth Pediatric Associates