When it comes to your health, you want to know you’re getting the care you need not only from a team that’s dedicated to your wellness, but from the entire health system that supports it. Kaiser Permanente has one of the largest multispecialty medical groups in the country — and the 1,700+ physicians in the region who provide your care are backed by that breadth of skill, knowledge, and experience.
Kaiser Permanente only recruits physicians from the top medical schools in the country, and even then, just one in ten applicants becomes a Permanente physician. Every Permanente doctor is board-certified,1 and their skills and manner with patients are rigorously vetted before joining the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. If you need more reason to feel confident in the quality of care you’re getting, consider this:
Additionally, recent research by The Permanente Journal shows that Kaiser Permanente members have significantly longer life expectancy compared to the national average. Members’ life expectancy at birth ranged from 84.6–85.2 years, 6 years longer than the national average of 78.6–78.9 years.6
Watch Permanente physicians discuss how a coordinated system results in better health outcomes, and learn more about our commitment to care excellence.
Kaiser Permanente’s integrated system connects your doctors and care team to one another, so they all know your health history and can provide care that meets your specific needs. This collaboration increases speed of diagnosis and gets you to treatment much sooner.
Frequent monitoring and early detection are key to better outcomes. Kaiser Permanente is a national leader in breast cancer screenings with 84% of members screened. We lead the nation in percentage of members screened for colon cancer at 82% and for cervical cancer at 88%, and we’re also tops in the region with controlling blood pressure among eligible members at 77%.7
Serious or ongoing health matters typically need specialized care. Kaiser Permanente has board-certified doctors in over 50 specialties and sub-specialties, so no matter what your needs are you’ll get care that’s made just for your condition—and for you.
When you have a chronic illness like diabetes or high blood pressure, your care team works with you to manage your condition with frequent screening measures and advanced treatments. Remote monitoring, 24/7 phone advice, and routine video checkups8 make it easy for you and your doctor to stay on top of your health—so you can stay in control of your life. Read more about care for chronic conditions.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, suffered a heart attack, or have a family history of cardiovascular disease, you want to know that you’ll get the care you need to get back—or stay—on your feet. Our cardiac team takes an integrated approach to care by sharing information to better address your specific needs. And if you’re at risk for heart disease, your team can diagnose and treat you on the same day with rapid access cardiac testing—and get to the heart of the matter right away. Read more about our cardiac care.
Just like people, no two cancers are exactly the same. That’s why your care team of skilled Permanente oncologists, geneticists, radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan based on evidence-based guidelines and your unique needs. With early screening measures, same-day test results for mammograms, minimally invasive surgery options, and advanced cancer-fighting technology, our physicians can give you the specialized care you deserve. Read more about our cancer care.
1Board-certified doctors meet additional standards beyond basic licensing. They demonstrate their expertise by earning board certification through 1 of 24 member boards that are part of the not-for-profit American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). You can access up-to-date information on the board certification status of our practitioners at kp.org/doctor. You can also call Member Services and request the status of a participating practitioner.
2The physicians who practice at Kaiser Permanente are recognized as Top Doctors in Northern Virginia Magazine (2022), Washingtonian magazine (2021), and Baltimore magazine (2021).
3In the NCQA Commercial Health Plan Ratings 2021, our commercial plan is rated 5 out of 5, the highest rating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
4Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.
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6Anthony Finch, MS, M Cabell Jonas, PhD, Kevin Rubenstein, Eric Watson, BA, Sundeep Basra, MPH, Jose Martinez, BS, & Michael Horberg, MD, MAS, FACP (2021). Life Expectancy Trends Among Integrated Health Care System Enrollees, 2014–2017. Permanente Journal, 25(4), 10–17. https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/20.286
7The source for certain health plan measure rates and benchmark (averages and percentiles) data (“the Data”) is Quality Compass® 2021 and is used with the permission of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (“NCQA”). Any analysis, interpretation or conclusion based on the Data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such analysis, interpretation or conclusion. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of NCQA. The Data comprises audited performance rates and associated benchmarks for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set measures (“HEDIS®”) and HEDIS CAHPS® survey measure results. HEDIS measures and specifications were developed by and are owned by NCQA. HEDIS measures and specifications are not clinical guidelines and do not establish standards of medical care. NCQA makes no representations, warranties or endorsement about the quality of any organization or clinician who uses or reports performance measures, or any data or rates calculated using HEDIS measures and specifications, and NCQA has no liability to anyone who relies on such measures or specifications. NCQA holds a copyright in Quality Compass and the Data and may rescind or alter the Data at any time. The Data may not be modified by anyone other than NCQA. Anyone desiring to use or reproduce the Data without modification for an internal, noncommercial purpose may do so without obtaining approval from NCQA. All other uses, including a commercial use and/or external reproduction, distribution or publication, must be approved by NCQA and are subject to a license at the discretion of NCQA. 2021 National Committee for Quality Assurance, all rights reserved. CAHPS is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Official plan name per Quality Compass: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.
8If you travel out of state, phone appointments and video visits may not be available due to state laws that may prevent doctors and health care providers from providing care across state lines. Laws differ by state.
Kaiser Permanente tops list of 10 largest medical group owners. Gregory, John. February 9, 2018. https://healthexec.com/topics/leadership-workforce/kaisers-permanente-tops-list-10-largest-medical-group-owners
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