East Granby Family Practice, LLC was established in 1978 by Dr. Steven Dieterich (retired 2016) and Dr. Edward Ewald. Shortly after, in 1983, Dr. David Howlett joined the practice. In addition, Dr. Elizabeth Freedman joined in 2001, Dr. Anne Reiher in 2007, Dr. Neena Pursnani in 2010, and both Dr. Khuram Ghumman and Dr. Daniel Lerner in 2016. We have five Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners on staff: MaryAnn Webster in 2000, Jeannie Crabtree in 2005, Kate Taylor in 2014, Kasia Swistak in 2018, and Kerri H. Anderson in 2019. We also have one PC-C, Hal Wright, who joined us in 2019.
The practice provides comprehensive medical care in the suburban and rural communities north of Hartford, Connecticut which includes the towns of East Granby, Granby, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Suffield, West Suffield, Enfield, Simsbury, Avon, Bloomfield, East Windsor, and many other surrounding municipalities, including many patients living in adjacent communities in south central Massachusetts.
Family Medicine is a medical specialty that requires completion of an extensive three-year training program after graduation from medical school. This training includes intensive study of pediatrics, internal medicine and gynecology with additional training in office surgery, radiology, orthopedics, dermatology, psychiatry and geriatrics. Family Medicine is the specialty that can care for over 90% of your family’s medical needs. Our training makes us good diagnosticians, and when we cannot care for a particular problem, we refer you to a specialist who can help. The EGFP medical staff stays current with the latest in medical care by completing continuing medical education courses and passing periodic re-certification examinations. Our electronic medical records have medical reference sites available to our providers to research uncommon issues at the point of patient care and to provide our patients with the latest in medical treatments.
EGFP, LLC is a full service medicine office that provides both preventive care and medical treatment of pediatric and adult patients for chronic medical problems and acute illness. The providers perform office surgery, dermatological procedures, pulmonary function tests, radiological tests, electrocardiograms, audiology tests, 24hr blood pressure monitoring and tympanography.
Our office has been recognized as an early adopter and innovator in the use electronic medical records, EMR, to improve patient care, update preventive services, electronically prescribe medication and efficiently communicate with other health care providers. We have the use of internet medical resources at our fingertips as we use the EMR to service your health care needs.
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In April of 2011, East Granby Family Practice, LLC was one of the first practices in Connecticut to be certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home - Level 3 (highest level achieveable). East Granby Family Practice has always ascribed to the tenets of a Patient Centered Medical Home, even before the formal NCQA PCMH recognition program was formulated. As Family Medicine Board certified physicians, the goals of East Granby Family Practice have always been to provide cost effective patient centered care. We have always had extended hours (evenings and weekends) and open access scheduling - especially since we have many pediatric patients who often need same day appointments. Since EGFP’s purchase of McKesson’s Practice Partner EHR in 2004, we have been able to analyze the care we deliver in disease management and how well we deliver preventive care. We have re-designed workflow and have established processes to involve all staff to work to their full level of training to deliver patient centered care.
Dr. David Howlett, renowned Primary Care Physician with East Granby Family Practice, LLC shares the his significant experience in establishing the precedent mode for "patient centered care" (PCC). This primary care model is conducive to optimizing not only the effectiveness of treatment, but also the most efficient route to a successful monitoring and outcome for the recipient keeping in mind the medical profession's objective - "first do no harm." Click here to see his interview with CTValleyViews.
Through our participation in three study projects of the Primary (Care) Practices Research Network (PPRNet), academicdepartments.musc.edu/pprnet/, since 2005, and by working with Qualidigm, the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Connecticut, www.Qualidigm.org, for over 5 years on multiple quality improvement initiatives, we have learned how to deliver better evidence-based care and to efficiently record the care and preventive services given. Provider meetings are held to discuss results and to formulate procedures to improve care delivery. This has allowed us to greatly surpass national benchmarks of care and be awarded the PPRNet “Best Practices Award” for performance in the top 25% of all participating practice each year since 2008.