Welcome from the Preceptor

Dear Fellowship Candidate:

Elizabeth Long
Chief Operating Officer, Duke Primary Care

Thank you for your interset in the Duke Primary Care Physician Network Management Fellowship program. The Duke Primary Care Fellowship program offers an in-depth learning experience in physician practice management, strategic network management and peformance improvement.

Duke Primary Care was established in 1995 and is one of the largest academic medical center primary care networks in the country. Duke Primary Care plays a key role in Duke Health and reflects Duke’s commitment to providing high quality, effective care while providing a superior patient experience.  Duke Primary Care is currently comprised of 31 primary care and urgent care practices in seven counties across the Triangle area.  The community-based primary and urgent care services are provided by talented clinicians and staff, including more than 220 providers and more than 600 clinical staff.  Duke Primary Care providers see more than 650,000 patient visits annually.  Services provided include primary care, preventative medicine, chronic care management, and urgent care for conditions usually seen in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatric practices.

For more than 20 years, Duke Primary Care has provided practice management support for primary care providers. Duke Primary Care allows providers to focus on their patients, while practice management responsibilities are assumed by experienced practice administrators.  Duke Primary Care is accredited by The Joint Commission, and all practices are recognized as Patient Centered-Medical Homes.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Long
Chief Operating Officer, Duke Primary Care

Preceptor Biography

Elizabeth Long
Chief Operating Officer, Duke Primary Care
Preceptor, Duke Primary Care Physician Network Management Fellowship Program

Liz Long is the Chief Operating Officer of Duke Primary Care, having joined the network in 1997.  Liz is responsible for all aspects of network management, leading its strategic development, operations, financial management, performance improvement, workforce development, and guiding the network in regional growth.  Liz works collaboratively across Duke Health to advance the role of primary care in Duke Health strategic initiatives.

Liz’s undergraduate and graduate work was in Public Health and Business Administration through the California State University at Long Beach.  Liz is highly experienced in physician practice management, having started her career with the Faculty Practice Program at Stanford University Medical Center where she held positions in Finance, Managed Care Contracting and as Department Administrator for Cardiothoracic Surgery. 

Liz is a certified member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives through the Medical Group Management Association (“MGMA”).  She is also a member of the Group Practice Improvement Network and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.