Family Care Associates - GBMC Health Partners (2023)

Meet one team. Connect to an entire health network.

Family Care Associates (FCA) is housed in a brand-new office designed to streamline the healthcare process. With a lounge in place of a waiting room, concierge desk, phlebotomy room for blood services, 14 wellness exam rooms, an easier workflow with less clutter, and well-trained physicians on staff, FCA has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Physician Practice Connections Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH). Conveniently located in Physicians Pavilion North on GBMC’s main campus, FCA offers extended hours during the week, as well as weekend hours. Languages spoken at FCA include English and Spanish.

Each GBMC Health Partners Primary Care practice works as a well-coordinated team to help you manage your health. With locations throughout the Baltimore area, extended weekday and weekend hours, integrated electronic health records and a focus on preventive medicine and chronic disease management, staying healthy and well has never been more convenient.

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Pavilion North 6535 N. Charles St. Suite 100, Towson, MD, 21204443-849-2707$Margaret R. Andrews, DO, is a board-certified family medicine physician at GBMC Health Partners Primary Care – Family Care Associates. Dr. Andrews earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, PA. She served as Chief Resident during her final year. Prior to joining GBMC, Dr. Andrews worked as a family care physician at Harford Primary Care. She is passionate about preventive healthcare in the Baltimore community.

Margaret Andrews, DO Family Medicine Margaret Andrews, DO Family Medicine

6535 N. Charles St., Ste 100 , Towson, MD, 21204(443) 849-2707$Margaret Eby, MD, practices from the Family Care Associates office on GBMC's campus. She is available to patients over the age of 17 during evening and weekend hours. Dr. Eby has an extensive background in Emergency Medicine. She earned her medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her residency at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Eby previously served as a primary care physician with VA Maryland Health Care System and acted as an attending physician in GBMC's Emergency Department.

Margaret D. Eby, MD Family Medicine Margaret D. Eby, MD Family Medicine

6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 100 , Towson, MD, 21204(443) 849-2707$Dr. William "Ben" Hand, MD is a family medicine specialist in Towson, MD and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in family medicine. Dr. Hand is a primary care physician at Family Care Associates at GBMC.

 William B. Hand, MD Family Medicine  William B. Hand, MD Family Medicine

6535 N Charles St Ste 100 , Towson, MD, 21204(443) 849-2707$

 Kathleen U. Mathey, MD Family Medicine  Kathleen U. Mathey, MD Family Medicine

6535 N. Charles St., Ste 100 , Towson, MD, 21204(443) 849-2707$Courtenay Morrow, DO, is a Family Medicine physician at GBMC’s Family Care Associates practice. Dr. Morrow attended the University of Virginia for her undergraduate education and earned her advanced degree at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where she was named Resident of the Month by staff, attending physicians and residents, in addition to being peer-selected for the Resident Scholarship Award that signifies excellence in academic achievement.

 Courtenay H. Morrow, DO Family Medicine  Courtenay H. Morrow, DO Family Medicine

6535 N. Charles St. Suite 100, Towson, MD, 21204$Kristen Phiri, MD, is a family medicine physician at GBMC Health Partners Primary Care — Family Care Associates. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Phiri has a special interest in behavioral medicine and spent dedicated time during medical school studying social factors contributing to postpartum depression. She completed her Family Medicine residency program at Williamsport Hospital/UPMC Susquehanna Health. Prior to accepting her position at GBMC, Dr. Phiri worked in a high acuity urgent care clinic in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania.

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Kristen M. Phiri, MD Family Medicine Kristen M. Phiri, MD Family Medicine

, , , $Hilda C. Raisch, MSN, FNP-C, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at GBMC Health Partners Primary Care – Family Care Associates. Ms. Raisch earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in Family Practice from Chamberlain University. Prior to joining GBMC, she served as a critical care nurse at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Ms. Raisch has worked as a registered nurse for more than 16 years and has experience in medical-surgical care, case management, and intensive care.

Hilda C. Raisch, FNP-C Family Medicine Hilda C. Raisch, FNP-C Family Medicine

6535 N. Charles St. Ste 100, Towson, MD, 21204443-849-2707$Jennifer D. Uy, DO, is a family medicine physician who recently joined GBMC's Family Care Associates primary care practice. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania and completed her residency at Aria-Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 Jennifer D. Uy, DO Family Medicine  Jennifer D. Uy, DO Family Medicine

6535 N. Charles Street Pavilion North, Suite 100, Towson, MD, 21204443-849-2707$Allison J. Wormser, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, is a family nurse practitioner at GBMC Health Partners Primary Care—Family Care Associates. She received a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Maryland Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Association. Prior to joining GBMC, Dr. Wormser worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a nurse clinician in several different areas, including Medicine-Telemetry, Medical Intensive Care, and COVID-19 Telemetry & Intensive Care.

 Allison J. Wormser, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C NP-Family  Allison J. Wormser, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C NP-Family

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Primary Care Services at GBMC

  • Physician-led, personalized care coordination team for chronic illnesses
  • On-site blood lab and other diagnostic tests
  • In-office appointments with specialists
  • Electronic medical records; integrated with area hospitals for one patient, one record
  • Online portal for scheduling appointments, paying bills, requesting prescription refills, accessing test results, and more
  • Seasonal flu-shot clinics at several locations, including a drive-through clinic
  • Extended hours: early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Mental Health professionals, including psychiatrists, behavioral health consultants, and substance use consultants

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How GBMC is Revolutionizing Primary Care

In addition to delivering evidence-based care, preventive medicine and management of chronic illness, physicians and caregivers include patients as integral parts of their own care.

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Just some of the ways that we're changing the face of primary care.

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Care Coordination

What does it mean?

Our Physician-led team-based approach to healthcare is the foundation of the patient-centered medial home. Nurse care managers work closely with all of the providers on a patient's team to meet the gamut of needs – medical, social, and financial. The goal is to keep community members healthy and out of the hospital.

Who is on my team?

From medical assistants and primary care physicians to diabetes educators and mental health professionals, a customized care team is formed for each patient, depending on his or her needs.

What are the benefits?

Care teams build relationships with patients, making it their mission to ensure people understand how to navigate their healthcare. Our teams track disease patterns, teach proper medication usage, schedule preventive screenings, assist in finding financial resources, and more.

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It starts with urgency

Knowing that one in eight women are at risk for developing breast cancer, Medical Assistant Samantha Clayton of GBMC at Hunt Manor repeatedly called and left voicemails for Debra, a patient who was long overdue for a mammogram. Like many patients, Debra was resistant and didn't think she needed the screening. Finally, after many repeated attempts by Samantha, Debra made the appointment. Debra was diagnosed with breast cancer, but luckily, thanks to Samantha's tenacity, it was still at an early and treatable stage. It's very likely those persistent calls by her care team member saved Debra's life.

Prediabetes Risk Assessment

The sooner you know you have prediabetes, the sooner you can take action to reverse it and prevent type 2 diabetes.

More than 84 million (1 in 3) American adults have prediabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. What’s more, nearly 90% percent of those people don’t know they have it. Having prediabetes greatly increases the chance of developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. It’s critical for Americans to learn their prediabetes risk, be screened regularly and take the steps necessary to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.

A person with a high score on the online risk test (five or higher) is at significant risk for having prediabetes. However, only a blood test can determine an official diagnosis. If you identify as pre-diabetic after completing the risk assessment, we recommend establishing care with one of our primary care practices above for further evaluation and an individualized treatment plan.

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Diabetes Education Classes

Patients of GBMC Primary Care are able to meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator in any of the participating primary care locations.

  • Personalized diabetes training and support
  • Meal planning
  • Carb counting
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Taking medication
  • Insulin training
  • Weight management
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Why Advanced Primary Care?

Advanced Primary Care emphasizes:

  • Hours that meet the needs of the people
  • Chronic disease management
  • Accountability for the health of the community
  • Keeping them out of the hospital

A focus on primary care has been shown to result in:

11%

decrease
in ER visits

8%

decrease
in surgeries

Communities that have an adequate supply of primary care providers experience:

  • Lower infant mortality
  • Healthier children
  • Higher immunization rates
  • Healthier workforce

The proper system also leads to less waste, because of:

  • Fewer hospitalizations
  • Less duplication of treatment & testing
  • Less healthcare expense/debt; adults who have a PCP accumulate 33% lower healthcare-related costs
  • More effective, higher-quality care

Behavioral Health Needs

To us, advanced primary care is about much more than your physical health. That's why we've teamed up with leaders in the industry to start the Collaborative Care Program. Mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, licensed social workers, and behavioral health and substance use experts, are all part of the care team at GBMC, when needed. These experts work together to proactively address a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, and more. Our Behavioral Health Care Managers (BHCMs) provide custom recommendations to best fit the needs of each patient and work with their primary care providers to create individual care plans. Support from the BHCM is provided in the method that works best for patients – phone, MyChart message, video chat, or in-person visit – and is offered at a time that fits your needs.

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