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About Primary Care

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Primary Care Services oversees program and policy development for primary care in VHA.  VA Primary Care honors America's Veterans by providing quality and accessible primary care to all Veterans.  It promotes patient-centered care that focuses on an integrated, comprehensive approach to health care; Primary Care Services plays a significant role in the implementation of Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs) nationwide.  Other national programs and services provided under Primary Care Services include: Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) and Post-Deployment Integrated Care (PDIC).

Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission:  To honor America's Veterans by providing outstanding Primary Care.
Vision:  To set an example of excellence as a Primary Care system characterized by Effectiveness, Safety, Access, Efficiency, High Patient Satisfaction, and Contributions to Healthy Communities.
Values: We share the core values of VA — Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence

National Primary Care Leadership


Gordon Schectman, MD 

Richard Stark, MD 

Gordon Schectman, MD
Chief Consultant, Primary Care Services
414.384.2000 x42684

Richard Stark, MD
Executive Director, Primary Care Operations

National Primary Care Services Staff


Edward Post, MD, PhD
National PC-MHI Director

Patricia Dumas, RN, MPH
PC-MHI Clinical Program Manager

Joanne M. Shear, MS, FNP-BC
PC Clinical Program Manager

Kathryn C. Corrigan, MD
National PC Lead for Telehealth
813.972.2000 x5769

Miyako Wilson, MHA, FACHE
Executive Assistant

Belinda O'Day Black, MHSA
Health Systems Specialist

Ryan J. Mancari, MBA
Health Systems Specialist

Julie Kurutz, MS
Health Systems Specialist
414.384.2000 x45956

Latonya Agyekum
Staff Assistant