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In this section, you’ll find a list of commonly asked questions and our responses. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We’re always happy to assist you in any way we can.

What Insurances does SMCC Accept?

Spectrum is contracted with most of the major insurance companies, as well as Medicare and AHCCCS. It is very important that we have your current insurance information. Please report any changes in your insurance coverage as soon as possible.

Spectrum Medical Care Center is contracted with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Complete Health, including Allwell, Ambetter and AZ Complete Care
  • Banner Health Network and University Familycare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona **see note below
  • Cigna
  • HealthChoice Arizona and HealthChoice Generations
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MercyCare and MercyCare Advantage
  • Optum Medical Network (formerly Lifeprint)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare (Commercial)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan and Community Plan Advantage

Don’t see your insurer on this list? While we try to keep this list accurate and up to date, we cannot be responsible for errors or plan specific exclusions. You are your best resource! The best way to verify coverage is to call your insurance company to confirm your plan details and verify that we are fully contracted and in-network with your specific plan. Here is some helpful information to have on hand when speaking with your insurance:

  • Spectrum Medical Care Center Tax ID: 27-0389889
  • Spectrum Providers’ National Provider Identification Numbers:
  • Jose Rodriguez-Garcia, MD – NPI 1396271912
  • Thanes Vanig, MD – 1215925441
  • Judith Bergman, FNP-C – 1184617128
  • M Isabel Brady, PA-C – 1871586834
  • Kathryn Schaub, DNP, FNP-C – 1538686654
  • Ethan Nguyen, NP-C – 1821587346
  • Ari Kravtiz, FNP-C – 1598408437

Due to claims processing difficulties and credentialing issues, Spectrum Medical will NO LONGER be accepting Tricare or Tricare for Life as a PRIMARY insurance starting January 1, 2023. This change does not apply if Tricare or Tricare for Life are a secondary insurance to Medicare as Primary.

**Note: Due to changes within Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona contracting, Spectrum is NO LONGER included In-Network on the following BCBS Plans effective January 1, 2023:

  • BCBS Alliance
  • BCBS Maricopa Focus
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage Blue Pathway

This change APPLIES ONLY to these 3 networks. If you have any questions about your Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, and whether or not your Spectrum Provider is In-Network, please contact Blue Cross Blue Shield directly using the phone number provided on the back of your Member ID Card.

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