Dan Tota, program manager for Delphi Healthcare Partners Inc., recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jamestown.
Delphi Healthcare Partners Inc., operates in 26 states. and has contracts with hospitals to supplement local physicians. It is not a competitive model. Often patients are referred to local physicians after their initial visit.
Delphi has a three-year contract with WCA Hospital, supplying physicians for orthopedics, general surgery and, most recently, prenatal care. The Orthopedic Clinic at WCA Hospital provides three physicians and a full-time physician's assistant. There are two physicians who cover the WCA Hospital emergency room for general surgery. There are seven physicians who rotate at the Prenatal Clinic and a nurse practitioner. The Prenatal Clinic is located at the Jones Memorial Health Center on Glasgow Avenue. Many of the physicians employed by Delphi have left their private practices due to the increased cost of practicing medicine independently. The clinics will accept all insurances that the hospital accepts. Billing is done by the hospital and payments are made directly to the hospital.
Tota is a lifetime Jamestown resident, educated at Jamestown Community College and the State University at Fredonia.
He has been employed in the health care industry for the last 16 years, including serving as the southern tier manager for Independent Health and as executive director for a local orthopedic group. He is an active parent and serves on the board for Babe Ruth baseball.