Our mission green-shape63x60

Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc. (“PPA”) is an integrated pharmacy management organization focused on complex patient populations who have high potential for poor outcomes and increased hospitalizations due to challenges in medication management. PPA works directly with Providers and Payors to identify and manage high risk patients using an integrated and collaborative approach. And our customers benefit. Patients enjoy better health and our Providers and Payor achieve higher HEDIS and STAR scoring as a result of our process.

Company History orange-shape63x60

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Physicians Pharmacy Alliance was founded in 2002 with a mission to improve the access of medications and support the complex patients in the adherence of those medications. With a focus on Medicaid and low income patients, PPA developed systems and tools specifically designed to support this complex population.  As the industry changed, we changed with it. We now provide programs to support Managed Medicaid and ACO plans and service patients in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, South Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Our Unique Approachblue-shape63x60

PPA provides hands-on patient care that hinges on collaboration across payors, providers and caseworkers to simplify complex regimens, identify gaps in care, provide at-home interventions, monitor adherence and report therapeutic outcomes. We also empower patients with the adherence tools and support they need to better manage their health.

Our proven methods of collaboration and personalized support reduce hospital readmissions and deliver significant improvements in adherence, outcomes and cost savings for the high-risk patient population we serve.

Shared visibility is the foundation of our collaborative approach. PPA’s web-based collaboration portal, AlliancePoint, ensures transparency across all members of the care team by integrating data from multiple physicians, hospital visits and caseworker interactions. Everyone has a shared reality—not just shared records—of the patient’s healthcare, enabling us to quickly identify discrepancies in care and remove medication redundancies.

AlliancePoint’s rigorous data capture and analysis capabilities provide validated outcomes from interventions, medication changes and regimen adherence that will assist you with reporting and measurement requirements.

Our Leadership 

PETE A. STARK, CGMA, CPA
President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Stark serves as President & Chief Operating Officer of Physicians Pharmacy Alliance (PPA), and continues to serve as PPA’s Chief Financial Officer, the role he initially assumed when he joined the Company in July 2012.  Pete’s experience includes more than 20 years in financial planning and analysis, accounting, and operations management, the last 16 years exclusively in the healthcare sector.  Read More…
Dennis M. Cole
Senior VP of Operations
Dennis Cole is a versatile operations and IT executive who brings over ten years of leadership experience with him to PPA.  Before joining PPA, Dennis held leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility in software development, customer service, process engineering, and revenue cycle management at Accredo Health and Medco Health Solutions.   Read More…
Deanna McFadden, MJ, CPHQ, RHIT
Chief Compliance and Quality Officer
Deanna McFadden brings more than 25 years of quality, compliance and operational experience to PPA. Empowered by her M.J. in health law and Six Sigma black belt certification, Deanna has successfully delivered compliance, quality management, risk management, and disaster recovery programs throughout the organization.  Read More…
Steven Kuekes
Chief Technology Officer
Steve Kuekes has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. He serves as a key leader in developing PPA’s proprietary pharmacy applications. As a founder at Tangram Enterprise Solutions, Kuekes helped build a profitable public company worth $30 million in revenue. At Tangram, Kuekes architected and supervised two major software products and served as Chief Technical Officer.  Read More…
Jamie Brooke Rawls, Pharm D
Senior VP of Product Development
Dr. Rawls received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and completed post-doctoral training in Primary Care with Campbell University, Duke Family Medicine, and SR-AHEC of Fayetteville, NC.
Dr. Rawls joined the PPA family as one of the founding members in 2003. She has built and designed multiple clinical tools used today by PPA’s expert team.   Read More…
Gail Stallings
Senior VP of Human Resources
Gail Stallings brings more than fifteen years of senior Human Resources experience with her to PPA.  Before joining PPA, Gail served as the Vice President of Global Human Resources for Celestica Corporation.   As a trusted advisor to leaders and employees, Gail has a strong record of providing strategic HR Business Partner support to organizations and has a proven track record of developing and implementing.  Read More…
Susan Goldstein Mackin
Senior VP of Client Services
Susan Goldstein Mackin brings to Physicians Pharmacy Alliance an extensive background in healthcare & Care Management.  She comes from MedVentive, now part of McKesson.  As a member of their senior management team, she established the Client Services organization and helped formulate the company’s strategy.  Read More…
F. Bartow (Bart) Hester
Senior VP of Sales & Business Development
Bart Hester is a results driven sales executive with thirty years of proven experience in management, business development, sales, marketing, account management, and leadership for healthcare services organizations.  Before joining PPA, Bart was an Executive Vice President at Healthcare Solutions, Inc. where he significantly grew revenue and expended the product portfolio.    Read More…