Healthy Growth with a Proven Model

Summit Health Management provides proven management services for a rapidly expanding roster of medical groups across the country. The unique physician-led model was created and honed with Summit Medical Group New Jersey, and SHM has recently extended operations into two new markets (Phoenix, Arizona and Bend, Oregon) as part of a national expansion initiative. The new groups are in the midst of transitioning, and each has a slightly different structure. However, all tap into SHM’s proven methods of enhancing patient care while streamlining operations and reducing costs.

Summit Medical Group New Jersey (Since 1929)

Summit Medical Group (SMG) in New Jersey is the largest and oldest physician-owned, multi-specialty medical practice in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and among the largest in the nation, with almost 800 providers. SMG maintains a 42-acre healthcare campus in Berkeley Heights and more than 65 additional practice locations in central and northern New Jersey. As an East Coast premier multi-specialty group, SMG has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, visit

Across the country, physician groups are contemplating whether they continue independently or partner with large hospital systems or corporate entities. Our goal is to provide colleagues with all of the resources needed to sustain thriving independent physician groups.
Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Health Management.

Summit Medical Group Arizona

In the Greater Phoenix area, SHM will join 51 providers currently affiliated as Arizona Primary Care Physicians (APC) to form Summit Medical Group Arizona as of January 1, 2018. Additionally, APC has entered into a comprehensive management services contract with SHM to facilitate the partnership and transition. Founded in 2014, Arizona Primary Care Physicians, LLC (APC) is a physician-owned and physician-governed independent primary care group practice formed to deliver world-class medical care and population health solutions in the Phoenix metropolitan area. For more information, visit

This partnership with Summit Health Management will provide the essential tools, capabilities and resources to navigate the challenging healthcare environment and successfully grow a physician-led and governed group, broadening our ancillary and specialist capability offerings to the benefit of the residents of the Valley.

These newly formed relationships affirm that the distinctive patient care and practice management model which fostered the unprecedented growth and success of Summit Medical Group in New Jersey is scalable, customizable and nationally relevant.
Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Health Management

Summit Medical Group expansion in Oregon

Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC), the largest independent multispecialty physician group in Central Oregon, is now known as Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Memorial Clinic.   The noteworthy change comes after the closing of a transaction establishing BMC’s new partnership with Summit Health Management (SHM), one of the nation’s leading physician owned ambulatory care management companies. SHM began providing administrative, clinical and financial management services to BMC on January 1, 2018.  The relationship with SHM gives the medical group access to SHM’s proprietary patient care and practice management model. For more information, visit

This is an important milestone in the long and distinguished history of BMC that will ensure the strength and vitality of our physician-owned and governed medical group.
Dr. David Holloway, Chief Executive Officer of Bend Memorial Clinic.