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About FPA

Eugene D. Pogorelec, DO - M. Terrance Simon, DO - Wayne H. Lutzke, DO

Our Practice

Family Practice Associates was founded in 1979 by Eugene D. Pogorelec, D.O. and M. Terrance Simon, D.O. Wayne H. Lutzke, D.O. joined the practice in 1997. Each of our physicians is a staff physician at Affinity Hospital, Aultman Hospital, and Mercy Medical Hospital.

At Family Practice Associates, all of our physicians are dedicated professionals who are committed to the health and well being of their patients. They are active in a variety of community and professional organizations that promote their commitment to meeting the needs of their patients, providing continuing medical education and raising community awareness of health related issues.

Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

To love and respect our patients by providing the best possible care and promoting wellness within the family in a supportive, enthuasiatic enviroment.

Our Values

Our values revolve around a desire to care for patients and help them take more responsibility for their own well-being and change unhealthy patterns. We uphold moral correctness, stand by honesty and integrity, and commit to a strong devotion to our patients and their health. Guided by these values, we continually seek the knowledge required to provide the highest level of care.

As Osteopathic physicians, our values are elevated by the core beliefs of our profession. Osteopathic physicians are not only concerned with addressing an ailment, but focus much attention on addressing the whole person. This approach allows us to best care for patients and help provide them with steps to a better and healthier way of life. Remaining loyal to our core values through the practice of Osteopathic medicine allows us to provide you with the service and care you require to live a healthy and worry-free life.

Our Staff

Our staff consists of highly trained and qualified medical professionals. These include LPN's, trained medical assistants, licensed radiology technicians, and a certified administrator in physician practice management (CAPPM) in addition to our three board certified Family Physicians. Our culture of care means that everyone who works here at Family Practice Associates is eager to make your visit as pleasant and beneficial as possible. We take pride in our effort to achieve the highest level of care and service!

Our Medical Home

A 'Medical Home' as defined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is "a model for care provided by physician practices that seeks to strengthen the physician-patient relationship by replacing episodic care based on illnesses and patient complaints with coordinated care and a long-term healing relationship." As a rather new term, we have never thought to define ourselves as a 'medical home', however, it sums up practices and principles that we have followed since the founding of Family Practice Associates.

Our Osteopathic training and devotion to caring for people has naturally guided us to foster a strong physician-patient relationship focussing on the total health of the patient as opposed to episodic care. We have, in fact, built our Practice on these principles and take them very seriously. This emphasis on our patients and our physician-patient relationship has defined our Practice and provided unique and unmatched care. Come visit our medical home and start building a long lasting and healthful relationship with us.

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