***11/8/19 – Kaiser reverses its decision. Click here to read more.***

Island Hospital is notifying patients with the Kaiser Permanente (KP) Individual Medicare Advantage health plan due to a reduction in KP’s network. Patients may have already received notice that KP will no longer contract with certain providers in Anacortes or Skagit County under their Individual Medicare Advantage plan effective January 1, 2020.

This reduction in network providers by KP means that Island Hospital primary care providers will no longer be considered “in network” with the KP Individual Medicare Advantage plan. We would like patients to know that they can remain with their current Island Hospital provider by switching their insurance coverage during upcoming Medicare open enrollment, October 15 through December 7.

Island Hospital primary care providers are contracted with Premera Medicare Advantage, United Healthcare Medicare Advantage plans, Humana PPO plan and Community HealthPlan of WA Medicare Advantage plans. In addition, traditional Medicare plus supplement plans continue to be an option.

We greatly appreciate our patient’s trust in us to meet their healthcare needs and hope that they choose to continue their care with Island Hospital and their current provider. We can assist patients in navigating these open enrollment changes. Please call our SHIBA office at (360) 299-4212 for assistance or click here to sign-up for a Medicare Open Enrollment class.

Island Hospital Primary Care Providers

Anacortes Family Medicine
Jason Hogge MD, Family Medicine/Obstetrics
Lindsay Newlon MD, Family Medicine/Obstetrics
Caroline Roeder DO, Family Medicine/Obstetrics

Fidalgo Medical Associates
James Abbey MD, Internal Medicine
Sharon Brown AGPCNP-BC, Family Medicine
C. Les Conway MD, Family Medicine
JoAnn Eastman ARNP, Family Medicine
Erin Flanigan ARNP, Family Medicine
Susan Jordan PA-C, Family Medicine
John Mathis MD, Internal Medicine
Tari Roche DO, Family Medicine
Alan Craig Thom DO, Family Medicine
Susanne Wilhelm DO, Family Medicine


We want you to know all your options for 2020. Here are some helpful handouts to help you make an informed decision.

Know Your Options

2020 Medicare Advantage plans, Skagit County

2020 Medicare Advantage plans, Island Hospital and Island Hospital Primary Care Clinics (Anacortes Family Medicine & Fidalgo Medical Associates)



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Published on October 17, 2019