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Alleghenies Independent Physicians is a group of independent physicians working together in a unique design.  As an employee of Alleghenies Independent Physicians, each physician is given ownership of their professional destiny.

The corporation founded by Brian Gunnlaugson, M.D. began as a result of his experience starting a corporation after being employed in a hospital based system.  He learned quickly the numerous resources that were required to start a corporation including legal, accounting, establishing benefits, practice management systems and the affect on cash flow.  Dr. Gunnlaugson made the decision to form Alleghenies Independent Physicians initially as a vehicle for other providers making the transition from an employed hospital based relationship into private practice.

Advantages to joining Alleghenies Independent Physicians:

  • Centralized Practice Administration
    • Payroll
    • Human Resources
    • Benefits Management
    • Financial Management
    • Compliance
    • Credentialing
    • Website Management
    • Research Opportunities
    • Accounts Payable
    • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Day to Day Practice Operations Management
    • Computerized billing and scheduling
    • Centralized claims processing and payment posting
    • Regulatory training, i.e.  HIPAA, OSHA
    • Group purchasing of supplies and medications
    • Charity Care Policies
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Established network of vendors
  • Electronic Medical Records
    • CCHI Certified electronic medical records system
    • Best Practice Initiatives
    • Clinical Research Studies
  • Benefits            
    • 401K and safe harbor match
    • Profit Sharing
    • Group Life
    • Short term disability
    • Business disability insurance
    • Business liability insurance
    • Health and dental insurance
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • HRA
    • Dependent care pre tax account

Alleghenies Independent Physicians offers a unique business model where physicians have the autonomy to operate their practices independently with individual cost centers and productivity based income while enjoying the benefits of a group affiliation.  We constantly strive for excellence and improved efficiencies by including all members in major decisions.

Alleghenies Independent Physicians is proud of their co-operative relationship with the area health care facilities, including Conemaugh Health System, Lee Initiatives, Windber Medical Center, UPMC Bedford Memorial, and Select Specialty.

"The comforts of a group with the feeling of independence."  For more information please email us at or phone us at 814-535-6521.