About Us

About Us

PPN and its Independent Practice Association, The Plano Physicians’ Group (PPG) are physician owned and physician-led organizations committed to improving the health of the community that we serve.

We are an innovative company and have been at the forefront of physician support services to aid physicians in navigating the healthcare marketplace. Using data analysis obtained through our clinical integration program we assist our physicians in understanding the concepts of cost, utilization and quality in healthcare.

Membership responsibilities include using In-Network facilities when you provide care for your patients and choosing Preferred In-Network facilities whenever possible. This very important precept allows PPN to participate in value based care delivery and affords our providers the best benefits.

PPN is committed to the preservation of physician independence in the age of healthcare reform. As a PPN physician, you maintain your autonomy in running your own practice, but have access to the enhancing resources of a larger group of like-minded practitioners.

Our History and Structure

Responding to Change

In the early 1990’s the healthcare industry began to experience great change. Ahead of their time, the physicians of PPG anticipated that the future of healthcare would include the need to demonstrate quality.This need would require technology and administrative services.

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Structure

PPN has been a leader in advancing the interests of the independent physician and this direction continues today. Our service offerings include mechanisms to support independent physicians by serving as an effective liaison between the physician office and each payor.

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Staff Directory

Senior Leadership

Sheila Ware, RN

President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 110
Email: sware@drppg.com

 

foxMurray E. Fox, M.D.

Medical Director

Email: mfox@drppg.com

Travis A. Brewer

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 108
Email: tbrewer@drppg.com

 

Gwen Mask, RN, BSN

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 112
Email:
gmask@drppg.com

Clinical Care Services

Angela Naughton, RN, BSN

Patient Care Coordinator
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 117
Email:
anaughton@drppg.com

 
Judy Fleming, LVN

Patient Care Coordinator
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 116
Email:
 jfleming@drppg.com

 
Michelle Polk, RN

Patient Care Coordinator
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 115
Email:
 mpolk@drppg.com

 

Credentialing

Tricia Thompson

Director of Credentialing
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 107
Email:
 tthompson@drppg.com

Finance and Office Administration

Lesley Bazant

Financial and Office Administration Coordinator
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 111
Email:
lebazant@drppg.com

Information Technology Services

Scott McKnight

Director of Information Technology
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 105
Email:
smcknight@drppg.com

Paul Moore

Information Specialist
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 106
Email:
pmoore@drppg.com

Provider Relations

Cheryl Smith

Director of Provider Relations
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 104
Email:
csmith@drppg.com

Michelle Bernard, LVN

Provider Relations Representative
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 100
Email:
 mbernard@drppg.com

India Adler

Provider Relations Representative
Phone: (972) 612-7273 Ext. 113
Email:
 iadler@drppg.com

Governance

PPNHCo Board of Managers

mcdonaldRussell R. McDonald, M.D.

Chairman
Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics

Scott L. Katz, M.D.

Fellow American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics

Nathaniel T. Yokubaitis, M.D.

Vice Chairman
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Warrett Kennard, M.D.

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Board of General Surgery
General Surgery

Pamela D. Moore, M.D.

Secretary
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Agnes K. Kinra, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Timothy R. Chappell, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate ABIM Subspecialty of Pulmonary Disease
Diplomate ABIM Subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine-Intensivist
Pulmonology

Heidi Chamberlain Shea, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Endocrinology

Pedro E. Checo, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Lillian R. White, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Cindy C. Hartley, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

PPN Board of Directors

mcdonaldRussell R. McDonald, M.D.

President
Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics

Agnes K. Kinra, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Warrett Kennard, M.D.

Secretary\Treasurer
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Board of General Surgery
General Surgery

Nathaniel T. Yokubaitis, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

PPG Board of Directors

Scott L. Katz, M.D.

President
Fellow American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Philip K.W. Chen, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Family Medicine
Family Practice

Ewen Y. Tseng, M.D.

Vice President
Diplomate American Board of Otolaryngology
Fellow, American Academy of Physicians
Otolaryngology

Said Hashemipour, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diplomate American Board of Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery

William C. Burns, II., M.D.

Secretary\Membership Chairman
Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedics

Alan A. London, M.D.

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Board of General Surgery
General Surgery

David W.I. Fong, M.D.

Treasurer
Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Naomi C. Piga, M.D.

Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatrics

Keith A. Aldred, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Pathology
Pathology

John F. Prudich, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopedics

Timothy Betz, M.D.

Pulmonology

Catheryne M. Zavodny, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Todd M. Burton, M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics