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Participating Providers

Dr. Pankai Rajvanshi was one of Project Access Northwest’s first volunteers in 2006. L–R: Dr. Rajvanshi and some of his office staff — Ame Holliston, Gayle Prather and Jennifer Marsh.

More than 1,600 specialty care providers are volunteering with Project Access Northwest right now, caring for patients throughout King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties. Join us and discover how Project Access Northwest makes offering charity care sustainable in your medical practice.

Overview

Many health care professionals already see charity patients. Without a system for providing support services for these patients, the provider often feels frustrated and the process may be inefficient and ineffective. 

Project Access Northwest changes that. Patients are screened for appropriate lab work, x-rays, and medications BEFORE the patient is scheduled with a specialty physician or dentist. Referrals are carefully managed to ensure that caring for charity patients is shared fairly throughout the community. Providers are recognized for their contribution, and most of them choose to continue year after year.

In fact, nearly 1,600 specialty care providers are volunteering with Project Access Nothwest right now, caring for patients throughout King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties. We must be doing something right.

Join us!

The Care Coordination Solution

Knowing that "giving back" and charity care are important to health care professionals, Project Access Northwest’s unique case management process offers medical and dental professionals an efficient way to donate their services to patients in need. 

Project Access Northwest screens all patient referrals to ensure that appropriate paperwork, tests and imaging are completed efficiently and available to the specialist at the time of the patient’s visit.

No one should be denied access to health care because they cannot pay. That’s the principle. We have primary care in the community clinics, but access to specialty care is so hard. There wasn’t even a second thought on whether I should volunteer or not. I never thought about NOT doing this.

—Pankai Rajvanshi, MD

Direct Outcomes of Project Access Northwest

  • Strengthens and organizes the charity care provided by dentists, doctors and other clinicians
  • Improves the health of the low-income uninsured in in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties
  • Cultivates collaboration between safety net clinics and specialty providers and public community resources
  • Reduces inappropriate Emergency Room usage
  • Minimizes the cost of per-patient charity care
  • Engages the health care system to work more efficiently and systematically

Questions?

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Become a Volunteer!

Are you a physician, dentist or other licensed clinician interested in learning how to volunteer with Project Access Northwest? 

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    Provider Stories

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    Gregory Grabowski, DPMPodiatry
 
    Dan DixonHealth Care Administration 
    Deborah Merrill, M.D.Anesthesiology 
    Michael Wolfe, MDOtolaryngology 
    Rachael Wyman, MDCardiology 
    Dr. Steven RatcliffeOrthopedics 
    Pankai Rajvanshi, M.D.Gastroenterology 
    Robert A Palmer, DOGastroenterology 
    Ronald V. Gregush, MDOrthopedics 
    Richard Wall, MD, MPHPulmonary and Sleep Disorders 
    Mark C. Valentine, MDDermatology 
    Franco Audia, MS, DDSOral Surgeon 
    Marcia M. Wharton, MDFamily Medicine 
    Robert H. MalteHealth Administration 
    William P. Barrett, MDOrthopedics
 
    Brian P. Wicks, MDOrthopedics 
    Eastside Endoscopy CenterGastroenterology 
    Judy Featherstone, MDFamily Practice