Primary Partner Care

Why Primary PartnerCare®

Leadership

The founding Board of Directors oversees all business activity and ensures the mission of Primary PartnerCare Alliance IPA, Inc. is fullfilled.

Harry Jacob, MD | Director

Dr. Jacob is a board certified internist with over thirty years private practice experience paired with managed care, academia and consulting. Dr. Jacob is passionate about the profession of medicine, and appreciates each day his has the privilege of practicing and caring for his patients. He is committed to restoring the joy of medicine to primary care. As a principal of JADA Group, Dr. Jacob provided litigation support and medical expert consulting services in the areas of medical standards of care, billing and coding, and compliance with state and Federal law and regulations. Prior he served as Chief Medical Officer of Doctors Care Network, a fully delegated MSO and its contracted IPAs where he oversaw the medical management, quality improvement, and appeals functions.  In this position, Dr. Jacob was instrumental in the development of proprietary programs to manage chronic diseases and the frail elderly population, as well as locally developed clinical protocols and guidelines. Under his direction, patients at risk for illness were identified earlier in the medical cycle and intervention provided, resulting in reduced medical expenses and improved quality of life. In a short timeframe, Dr. Jacob was able to integrate diverse medical and ethnic communities across the Metropolitan New York region and decrease variation in practice through a focus on “best practices”.  In addition to his executive positions, Dr. Jacob has been an attending clinical instructor at North Shore-Long Island Jewish for over 19 years.  He earned his M.D. from SUNY Health Science Center Syracuse (Upstate Medical Center) and his B.S. from SUNY Buffalo.

Robert Sarnataro, MD | Director

Dr. Sarnataro is a board certified internist with over twenty five years private practice experience. Dr. Sarnataro is an advocate for primary care and strongly believes that the healthcare of America will only be restored when each and every citizen has a primary care doctor to oversee their total health needs.  In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Sarnataro has served in leadership roles in both academia and managed care throughout his prestigious career. Commencing in 1986 he served as a clinical instructor for Queens Hospital Center, then affiliate of LIJ Medical Center. This position evolved to a clinical instructor for North Shore-LIJ’s Internal Medicine Program where he received numerous awards and accolades such as Teacher of the Year (1999, 200, and 2005) and Special Achievement Award 2008. In addition to his clinical teaching, Dr. Sarnataro has extensive managed care expertise gained from serving as a driving force for Long Island’s first physician owned health plan, MDNY. As a Board member, he was assigned to lead the expansion of MDNY into Queens.  He successfully recruited hundreds of physicians and raised over $1M for reserve requirements.  When the company wound down operations, Dr. Sarnataro personally arranged for every dollar to be returned to the physicians of the Queen’s chapter.  As a Board Director of a Queens Oxford POD, Dr. Sarnataro led efforts that resulted in the successful management of the assigned Medicare patients.  Dr. Sarnataro contributed to programs and systems that decreased costs by cutting waste and inefficiencies, while maintaining quality of care.  He earned his M.D. from SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn (Downstate Medical Center) and his B.S. from Columbia University School of Engineering where he also completed advanced coursework in Biomedical Engineering.

Leon Hodes, MD | Director

Dr. Hodes is a board certified internist with over twenty years private practice experience.  The son of a primary care physician, Dr. Hodes strongly believes in private practice and the value that the doctor-patient relationship has on health and healing.  He understands that healing is much more than a diagnosis and a prescription – it’s a bond and a relationship between doctor and patient.  A strong advocate for primary care, he believes physicians must lead healthcare reform, and maintain clinical decision-making authority for the sake of patient care and the overall health of America.  In addition to growing his large internal medicine practice, Dr. Hodes is an entrepreneur in the medical field. He is currently developing several website applications in the health and wellness sector, aimed at improving access and continuity of care.  In addition to these companies, he has several patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a newly developed exercise device. Dr. Hodes is a dedicated practitioner who is always thinking ahead, and seeking opportunities to improve the healthcare system for his community and the nation. Dr. Hodes grew up in Zimbabwe, and did part of his medical training in Israel. Dr. Hodes earned his M.D. from New York Medical College and his bachelors degrees from Union College where he completed his BS in Biology and BA in Art.

Marion Davis | Director
 Ms. Davis is a forward thinking physician advocate with 20+ years management and consulting experience. She has extensive expertise structuring healthcare ventures, negotiating HMO contracts, creating operational infrastructures to manage medical risk, devising and implementing strategy, and leading physician entities through start-ups, operations, and turn-arounds. She currently serves as President of Health Priorities, a healthcare advisory firm she founded to assist physician clients, and others who want to expand and improve upon their physician relationships. As Founder, President and CEO of Doctors Care Network, a fully delegated Medical Management Services Organization (MSO), Ms. Davis operated the largest Metropolitan New York physician network with four IPAs covering the 5 boroughs of NYC and Long Island, including over 6,500 physicians plus ancillaries. Under her direction, the company achieved profitability in year 1, improved patient care and decreased medical costs through innovative physician-driven medical management and clinical integration methodologies. Prior, Ms. Davis served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Regional Operations of Heritage Medical Systems (CA) where she established and oversaw the company’s East Coast operations. Prior to Heritage Medical Systems, Ms. Davis held various management positions for Primary-Care Mid-Atlantic IPA (Maryland), KPMG’s National Healthcare Strategy Practice (Southern CA), Medical Pathways Management Corp. (Southern CA), and SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse (Upstate Medical Center).  She earned her M.B.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago and her B.S. from Le Moyne College (Syracuse).


Why Primary PartnerCare®