AAEM-PG Welcomes Second Group: Chesapeake Emergency Physicians

MILWAUKEE — The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Physician Group (AAEM-PG) is proud to announce that Chesapeake Emergency Physicians (CEP) will be joining AAEM-PG as a member of our physician group.

AAEM-PG was founded in late 2015 with the goal of putting values that have guided AAEM for over 20 years: fairness, transparency and unyielding dedication to the welfare of the individual emergency physician, into direct action.

CEP Joins the Team
Chesapeake Emergency Physicians is an independent and democratic association of emergency physicians serving over 80,000 patients per year in Norfolk, Virginia.

Lewis Siegel, MD FAAEM, Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine, is encouraged about the new partnership:

“With the ever increasing challenges in health care and specifically the challenges of emergency medicine, Chesapeake Emergency Physicians is excited to be facing the future as part of AAEM-PG!”

A New Era in Physician Group Management
AAEM-PG seeks to improve the marketplace for emergency medicine (EM) physicians and their patients by creating a large, national group that adheres to the values of AAEM. EM physicians under the AAEM-PG umbrella practice in a setting based on equal partnerships of professional colleagues where each member is an owner. This will allow them to more fully enjoy the practice of EM and be more able to endure its inherent stresses. The patients in turn will be better served by these more professionally satisfied physicians.

As AAEM-PG CMO, Robert McNamara, MD FAAEM, notes:

“The AAEM Physician Group is honored to have such a longstanding, well-respected group like CEP join as a member.  It was clear from the start of our discussions that this was exactly the type of practice AAEM wished to align with and that its physicians were of the absolute highest quality and character.  Even before we had an agreement I was recommending to my graduating residents to take a look at CEP if interested in VA.”


AAEM-PG is a national physician group that adheres to the values of AAEM and fosters a management setting based on fairness and transparency where each is an owner. AAEM-PG supports independent practices with financial and management resources. AAEM-PG believes the brightest future for EM physicians is when they own their practice.

Last updated: November 7, 2016

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