Commitment to Excellence in Medicine
XiMED is an Independent Practice Network with access to over 400 independent physicians. The name, pronounced “Zi-med,” stands for “Excellence in Medicine.” Through their independent individual or group medical practices XiMED physicians provide highly personalized care in small to mid-size practice settings. XiMED physicians have staff privileges at the Scripps Hospitals and cover all medical specialties, including primary care. XiMED physicians have a strong belief in the doctor-patient relationship and take pride in viewing each patient as an individual. Developing a care plan that takes into account your individual circumstances and needs plays a role in achieving the best possible results. Moreover, XiMED physicians are Board Certified and go through a rigorous screening and credentialing process prior to gaining membership status.
Whether you have a complex medical problem or simply need a physician for your routine care, consider a XiMED physician. Our small practice settings allow for great doctor-patient relationships and friendly interactions with office staff as well. Our emphasis on treating each patient as an individual and customizing your care plan based on your needs is refreshing in contrast to receiving care in a larger setting where you feel more like a number. Our physicians are graduates of the top medical schools in the country and have many years of combined practical experience. Our affiliation with the Scripps Hospitals ensures that we have access to the most current medical technology and excellent nursing and ancillary care. We are optimistic and look forward to continuing our mission of providing “Excellence in Medicine.”
- Uncompromised Commitment to “Excellence in Medicine”
- Over 400 Physicians to Choose From
- All Medical Specialties Available, Including Primary Care
- Board Certified Physicians
- Emphasis on Providing Highly Personalized/Customized Care
- Small Practice Settings
- Choice of Physician and Variety of Practice Locations
- Affiliated with Scripps Hospitals
- Scripps/XiMED Medical Center, Ownership and Management
- Serving the Community for Over 25 Years
As the voice for private practicing physicians, XiMED represents the need to maintain autonomy for private physicians. The close patient-physician relationship is stressed as an important component of providing highly personalized quality care. Physicians and patients must also remain the key decision makers in clinical decisions and be involved in the future structure of health care delivery. These positions are emphasized and represented in discussions with hospitals, community leaders, and within the community at-large. IPA physicians are committed to treating individuals as people, not just as patients, by focusing on their total health and wellness and not just an episode of care. Further, XiMED physicians believe that the best healthcare is delivered when medical decisions are made with a patient’s input rather than simply reviewing a patients medical record.
XiMED’s Independent Physician Association (IPA) functions as a clinically integrated model of care using clinical protocols selected for use by providers that reflect local practice patterns, experience, and needs. In essence, clinical integration involves providers working together in an interdependent fashion so that they can pool infrastructure and resources. The IPA will be guided by an evidence-based approach to medicine with member physicians implementing clinically based guidelines focusing on quality outcomes. The IPA will develop practice standards and protocols to govern treatment and utilization of services. The IPA will accept full-risk contracting, and has contracted with Physicians DataTrust MSO to manage operations of such contracts.