AFM is Joining The Everett Clinic
April 1, 2021
Dear Patients and Friends:
We are very pleased to announce that effective June 1, 2021, Associates in Family Medicine is joining The Everett Clinic, part of Optum. The Everett Clinic is a multi-specialty medical group with over 30 sites of care in Snohomish, King, and Skagit Counties. They have very similar values to Associates in Family Medicine and are physician-led, patient-centered and focused on quality care.
We understand that change can be challenging and want to reassure you that your relationship with your provider will not change, and you will continue to see the same friendly faces when you come into the clinic. You may, however, receive notification from your health plan that your provider is no longer a participating or contracted provider. We are working to make the change as seamless as possible for you, our valued patients. If you receive any information from your insurance provider regarding your ability to see your current Primary Care Provider, please contact our office for assistance.
In the short term our clinic will continue to use our existing brand, which helps us preserve our history, while still embracing our exciting new future. The Everett Clinic, part of Optum, will be listed on your billing statement as of June 1, 2021. Any services prior to June 1st will continue to be billed from Associates in Family Medicine in a separate statement. In the longer term, we will be growing to provide you with even more services.
As we make this transition, we believe you, too, will appreciate the additional services and new ways of receiving care we will be able to provide to you thanks to our partnership with The Everett Clinic. Please be assured you will continue to get the great physician-led, patient- centered care you expect from us.
It is our pleasure taking care of your healthcare needs, and we look forward to serving you even better in the future as we continue to improve and grow.
Dr. Brian Patterson
Dr. Roger Sharf
Dr. Milan Banjanin
Dr. Robert Sperry