The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) has surpassed 100 members, adding eight independent practices to its roster since January. DHPA now represents 104 independent GI practices in 39 states with more than 2400 physicians who provide care for more than three million people annually.
DHPA added member practices in eight states, and added Utah as its 39th state, with the following practices joining the organization:
- Adult Gastroenterology (Tulsa, OK)
- Akron Digestive Disease Consultants (Akron, OH)
- Austin Gastroenterology (Austin, TX)
- Center for Digestive Health (Detroit, MI)
- Colorado Gastroenterology (Denver, CO)
- Gastro Health, Maryland (Columbia, MD)
- Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates (New Orleans, LA)
- Utah Gastroenterology (Salt Lake City, UT)
“Our growth over the past seven years shows how important it is for our practices to come together to advocate for policies that improve patient care and support access to the care provided by independent GI practices,” said DHPA president Dr. James Weber of Texas Digestive Disease Consultants. “During the COVID pandemic, DHPA has been an invaluable resource for information and has provided leadership in educating our policymakers about the needs of our providers and our patients. As independent practices have navigated the legislative and regulatory changes due to the pandemic, it has become clear how critical it is to have a strong voice in our nation’s capital.”
DHPA was founded in 2014 with 11 independent GI practice in 11 states with 406 physicians. It is the only advocacy organization focused exclusively on the challenges and opportunities facing independent GI physician practices and the patients they serve.
The Digestive Health Physicians Association® (DHPA®) is a trade association of 104 independent gastroenterology (GI) physician practices across the country with the aim of promoting and preserving accessible, high quality and cost-efficient care in the independent GI medical practice setting. DHPA’s member practices include more than 2400 gastroenterologists and other physician specialists who provide care for approximately three million people annually.