Minor and James Medical physicians transitioning to Swedish Medical Group or Proliance Surgeons

April 04, 2016
As of April 4, 2016, the primary care and non-surgical specialty physicians and caregivers of Minor & James Medical will transition to and become employees of Swedish Medical Group. The surgical specialty providers will join Proliance Surgeons.

“Minor & James has been a Swedish Health affiliate for years and our two organizations have a deep history working together,” said Ralph Pascualy, Chief Executive of Swedish Medical Group. “Each organization offered unique expertise and, with the addition of the former Minor & James providers who have decided to join Swedish Medical Group, we can do an even better job now caring for our patients as one integrated care team.” 

These changes should not inconvenience patients. Most of the providers will be in the same location and will maintain the same phone number. Noticeable changes will include changes to practice names as well as medical and billing forms.

The following is an overview of which practices and clinics joined which group:
  • Swedish Medical Group: Allergy and Immunology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine, Internal Medicine/Primary Care, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Senior Wellness and Sports Medicine
  • Swedish Cancer Institute: Oncology and Hematology
  • Proliance Surgeons: Audiology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology (ENT), Podiatry and Urology
  • Two offices are changing locations: OB/GYN, Oncology and Hematology

This transition will not affect or limit a physician’s ability to refer to various providers or access the Electronic Medical Record system. 

Patients with questions regarding the Swedish Medical Group clinics should call (206) 320-4476. For questions regarding the Proliance Surgeons Clinics, patients should call (206) 386-3848. Additional information, including FAQs, is available at swedish.org. For questions and confirmation about insurance coverage, patients are encouraged to call their insurance providers.