Our medical staff:
Alain-Marc Werner, M.D
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
Internship: Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Anne Marcoux C.N.P.
Specialty: Family Practice
Residency: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Internship: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Certified: Family Practice
Courtney Lucey, P.A.
We are pleased to announce that Courtney Lucey, P.A. has joined Highland Primary Care and will begin seeing patients on 04/02/12
We accept multiple insurance plans and are listed in their physician directories. The insurance plans we currently accept are:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (HMO Blue, Blue Choice, Blue Care Elect, PPO, Access Blue, Blue care for Seniors and indemnity plans, Medicare Advantage)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Health Care Value Management
Private Health Care Systems
Tufts Health Plan (HMO,PPO,POS,EPO,and Navigator, Senior Plan)
Unicare Classic New England PPO
Most Indemnity Plans
Please bring your insurance card with you at the time of your visit. We request you pay your co-payment at the time of your visit. We accept cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard. We request you bring a written list of all your medications, dosage and frequency at the time of your visit.
We have extended hours on Wednesday. Hours for appointments as late as 7p.m..
Should you have any questions regarding your account, please call the office between the hours of 9a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Electronic Medical Records
Though several practices in Massachusetts have adopted electronic health records on their own initiative, it has long been recognized that the full benefits of EHRs are best realized when implemented and connected throughout a community's health care system. It has been estimated that a statewide system would require an initial investment of at least $1.0 billion.
The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative was formed in 2004 by a broad group of stakeholders in health care to develop sustainable models for funding and implementing community-wide EHRs. In early 2005, the Collaborative selected Newburyport, Brockton and North Adams as its first pilot communities for implementing EHR systems.
Over 200 practice locations are participating in the Collaborative's three-community project. Highland Primary Care is the first of 41 practices in Newburyport to install and implement EHRs; systems will be installed in stages in the rest of the community's practices throughout the year. In early 2007, Newburyport's practices, hospitals and other health care facilities throughout their community are scheduled to connect with each other, further augmenting the benefits of EHRs. Physicians, hospitals and other facilities in Brockton and North Adams are also installing community-wide EHR systems with the Collaborative's support.
Mitchell Adams, chair of the Collaborative said, "This implementation is the realization of a dream we have harbored for many years – harnessing the power of information technology to provide better health care outcomes for patients, and giving physicians the tools to provide the best health care possible. I commend the physicians of Newburyport, Brockton and North Adams for taking on the challenge of becoming trailblazers for the rest of Massachusetts."
Micky Tripathi, president and chief executive officer of the Collaborative said, "The lessons we learn in our three pilot communities will be invaluable to the entire state. For years, the promise of electronic health records has existed only on paper and in the imagination. Now, those dreams are becoming a reality, and it is a very exciting moment."
About the Collaborative
The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative was formed in 2004 as an initiative of the physician community to bring together the state's major health care stakeholders for the purpose of establishing an EHR system that would enhance the quality, efficiency and safety of care in Massachusetts. The Collaborative is fortunate to have $50 million commitment from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to fund its demonstration project phase. By pooling the resources, talent, and experience of its 34 member organizations and participating pilot communities, the Collaborative hopes to achieve a major leap forward in realizing its visions of better care for the citizens of the Commonwealth. For more information, visit www.maehc.org.