Dr. Claire Bolon, along with Dr. Rebecca Yukica, co-owns Upper Valley Pediatrics. A member of HealthFirst since 2016, Dr. Bolon believes that being independent allows her practice the flexibility to provide services for patients and families which the organizational structure of a hospital-based clinic or non-independent practice cannot.

HealthFirst is Vermont’s Independent Practice Association representing health care practitioners working at physician-owned practices throughout the state. We are a non-profit organization helping doctors in private practices succeed and connecting Vermonters with lower cost, high quality health care providers.

Key stats:

  • 74 member practices
  • More than 250 Practitioners, including MDs/DOs, NPs, PAs and RNs
  • 33 primary care sites
  • 26 specialty fields
  • Members in 11 counties: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor

Our mission is to promote and foster the long-term success of independent healthcare practices throughout Vermont. HealthFirst offers resources, education and support to independent practices so they can continue to bring a high quality personal care option to their patients in the current healthcare climate. HealthFirst also provides a unified voice for small independent physicians seeking to impact the direction of health reform efforts. To hear from some of our members, click here.

Joining HealthFirst has a significant effect on lowering overhead costs and enables practices to collaborate on new payment models while maintaining their independence.

Benefits include:

  • Advocacy
  • Network Wide Contracting
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Group Purchasing
  • Education and Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Collaborative Care Network
  • Independence

For more details on member benefits and savings, please click here.

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EVENTS

  • Clinical Implementation Committee Meeting

    Solar Room
    September 13, 2018 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

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