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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Highmark sponsors "Meet Dr. Right" event at Peters Township Health + Wellness Pavilion Oct. 4

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Sept. 14, 2017) — Your doctor just retired. Your company will soon be offering a new insurance plan. Or maybe you just moved to the area. All reasons why you might be looking for a new doctor.

But finding a new doctor doesn't have to be stressful. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is teaming up with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) to offer a free "Meet Dr. Right" event on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Peters Township Health + Wellness Pavilion, located at 160 Gallery Drive in McMurray. Parking is free.

Meet Dr. Right events provide attendees with the opportunity to meet, mingle, and make appointments with doctors and other health care professionals from AHN and local community practices.

PCPs, OB-GYNs, cardiologists, surgeons, and other medical specialists from AHN and the nearby community are scheduled to attend — and are all accepting new patients.

"Your doctor should serve as your partner in health and be a trusted medical confidant, someone who knows you and understands your unique medical history," said Charles DeShazer, M.D., chief medical officer for Highmark. "That's why we provide these free Meet Dr. Right events — to help individuals meet and get to know the right doctor, someone who can help better coordinate your care."

Attendees can also take advantage of free health screenings and meet with health-related vendors offering services locally. Free refreshments will also be served.

Individuals interested in attending the free event should visit or call 1-855-856-0319 to register in advance. A list of participating physicians and information about each doctor is also available on


Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, serves approximately 3.3 million members through the company's health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is the market leader in commercial market share, and has strong Medicare Advantage market share as well. Highmark, through its health plan affiliates and subsidiaries, is the largest and highest-rated Medicare Advantage program in Pennsylvania with a CMS rating of 4.5 Stars. In western Pennsylvania, its unaided brand awareness, brand preference and overall brand rating are significantly higher than its closest competitor. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield employs nearly 4,000 people in western and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit

For more information, contact:
Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Inc.
Office: 570-200-6310
Cell: 570-574-0050