Mercy Physician Community Physician Hospital Organization (M-PC PHO)
M-PC PHO was established as a partnership between physicians on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, to support improved access to comprehensive, high quality health care services for St. Clair and the surrounding counties’ population. M-PC PHO originally formed in 1997 to manage the contractual relationships between health plans and the associated quality and utilization programs. In doing so, M-PC PHO strives to develop experience maintaining high quality hospital and physician services. M-PC PHO is focused on preparing for future health care reform and the development of the Patient Centered Medical Home Neighborhood, which creates collaboration between all providers in the community.

About Mercy Physician Community PHO
Established in 1997, Mercy Physician Community PHO, LLC is a physician hospital organization that is made up of 35 PCPs, 110 Specialists and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.  The M-PC PHO office is located less than a mile from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital at 2415 24th Street, Port Huron, Michigan 48060. Mercy PHO can be contacted at (810) 987-1046.

M-PC PHO offers many services to our partners such as:  development of the Patient Centered Medical Home, referral management through Michigan Health Connect, office in-services, educational programs including monthly learning collaborative meetings, newsletters and delegated credentialing, to name a few.  It is a goal of the PHO to assist our partners in becoming knowledgeable and efficient in current health care trends and to that end; the PHO provides tools and services so that offices can better meet the challenges of the complex world of health care reimbursement.

Notes from the Medical Director

Our pharmacist care manager, Paula Carnaghi, in collaborative efforts with a BCBSM pharmacist, brought this article to our attention. It is a great guideline of the benefits of ACEI, wth sound advice fro following patients on ACEI/ARB therapy and management. It points out the strong benefits of ACEI and ARB therapy in Diabetes.

Dr. Hermans Article

2013 PCMH Designated Providors


  • Annette Barnes                    Dawn Lambrecht
  • Ronaldo Balboa                   Laura Lucio-Reincke
  • Charbal Bazo                       Sharon Mitchell
  • Robert Camara                    John Mullally
  • Cheryl Canto                       Sarah Pasia
  • Emad Daher                        Anil Patel
  • Robert Dembosky                Randy Plonka
  • Semma Doshi                      Ira Sabbagh
  • Yehia Elsafy                        Colleen Scott
  • Riad Hajjar                          Renee Susko
  • John Jarad                          Laura Zelenak

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has provided Mercy PHO educational tools on the use of High Risk Medications among patients 65 years or older.  While physicians know their patients better than anyone, Mercy PHO encourages looking closely at patients 65 years or older to help address the issue of High Risk Medications and their impact on their patient. High Risk Medications can factor into a decrease in kidney function, cause cognitive impairment, increase fall risk, as well as  having the potential for poor efficacy among the elderly. By clicking below, you will be able to see the  specific medications, reasons for concern in prescribing them, and possible alternatives. Potentially Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly 

    Insurance Symposium 2014 

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