CEO, Northwest Physicians Associates, P.C.
Bruce Armstrong serves as the CEO of Northwest Physicians Associates, P.C. which is a large multi-specialty physician group practice located in Northwest Pennsylvania. NPA is also the parent company of Independent Physician Services, Northwest Physicians Realty, Northeast Ohio Medical Associates and the NPA Foundation. He has served with NPA as their CEO/Executive Director since the companies’ formation in 1995. NPA has received National recognition by the MGMA three years in row as one of the better performing practices in the country.
Mr. Armstrong also serves as the CEO of Independent Physician Services, LLC. IPS is a consulting and business service company which provides practice management services, insurance billing and patient claim processing services, and extensive IT services including EHR and practice management software and support. IPS has a range of clients located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland.
Mr. Armstrong is a graduate of the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh holding a Masters Degree in Health Administration. He received his Masters Degree in Business Administration at the KATZ School of Business also at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from LaRoche College with his focus in Business Administration.
His career has spanned 18+ years in senior level healthcare management positions with 14 of those years focused on physician practice management. In addition to holding his positions with Northwest Physicians Associates and Independent Physician Services, he is a Certified Medical Practice Executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives, a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a member of the Medical Group Management Association and a member of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Armstrong is also the Past-President of the Pennsylvania Medical Group Management Association and serves as Chairman of their Government Relations Committee. In addition to these memberships, he is also a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Erie County Medical Society.