Donor Spotlight on Larry Tatum, M.D.
Dr. Larry Tatum serves as the CEO of Privia Medical Group - North Texas. As a
founding member of Texas Health Care, PLLC, in 2003 and a member of Texas Health
Care, PA from 1995 to 2002, Dr. Tatum has experienced the value and success of a
multispecialty group governed and led by physicians. Privia Medical Group- North
Texas participates in the Together 2 Goal® national campaign and Dr. Tatum is a
member of the AMGA Board of Directors. Dr. Tatum was one of the first
individuals to pledge his generous support of the Campaign for a Healthier
America, AMGA Foundation’s initiative to raise funds for the implementation of
our strategic vision, Vision 2025.
AMGA Foundation: How has participating in Together 2 Goal®
and other AMGA Foundation initiatives driven positive outcomes for patients with
Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic conditions at Privia Medical Group?
Tatum: Healthcare is personal, and therefore requires all
parties to work together to give the patient the best care possible. Having
access to shared data-sets to align on best practices allows us to be more
effective in providing that high-standard of care to individual patients.
AMGA Foundation: How will Privia Medical Group address the
chronic and secondary conditions most relevant to your patient populations in
the coming years? How can AMGA Foundation—through Vision 2025—fortify these
Tatum: Privia Medical Group of North Texas is a
multi-specialty group committed to the well-being of our patients. Shared
learning, best practices and data help contribute to the control of such
diseases as hypertension and diabetes. AMGA Foundation, through the Vision
2025 initiative, will be uniquely situated to assist with at least part of the
infrastructure needed to support these efforts.
AMGA Foundation: Why do you believe Vision 2025 and the
Campaign for a Healthier America are important initiatives to support at this
Tatum: Too many times in medicine, we as physicians spend
our lives in silos, taking care of individual patients in individual medical
groups without communicating with each other and other experts around us.
The opportunity to participate in such a collaborative effort with AMGA to share
data and best practices takes our blinders off and allows us to be something
bigger than ourselves when caring for these populations.