About Us

Our independently owned physician group was founded in 1995 by ten primary care physicians in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. These physicians shared a common commitment to provide the highest quality care to the patients that it served. Their ingenuity and expertise laid the foundation for Preferred Primary Care Physicians (Preferred), now a growing practice with more than 70 providers and more than 25 locations in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Independence Has Its Advantages

Independent, doctor-owned and devoted to an exceptional patient-physician relationship, Preferred is both driven and nimble. Looking to implement advances to the practice infrastructure and adopt programs that raise the levels of care even higher. Some examples of this forward-thinking mindset include:

  • Internal restructuring to focus on the value of care, not the volume of fees
  • Adoption of Electronic Health Records to leverage access to patient data
  • Instituting the exclusive Preferred First extended-hours patient call center
  • Expanding our practice locations. Especially into underserved communities
  • Launching a Senior Care coverage model for Medicare patients
  • Fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive workforce

Total Care Means Healthier Communities

These elevated levels of service are supported by our team-based approach, comprehensive clinical programs, and state-of-the-art outpatient centers. From providing general primary care to managing chronic conditions, our total range of care includes:

Why is a Pittsburgh-based, independent practice positioned on the leading edge of patient care advances? Because we believe in doing health care in a different, and better, way. You might call it the preferred way.