Welcome to Premier HealthCare Associates!

Thank you for choosing Premier HealthCare Associates, a practice specializing in internal medicine and rheumatology. Conveniently located in Richmond, Virginia, we are committed to caring for you as we would a member of our family.

Premier HealthCare's Vision Statement is striving for the best patient outcome and experience while maintaining an independent physician practice in the Richmond community.

Our state-of-the-art facility and experienced physicians put us at the forefront of medicine. Premier HealthCare Associates offers an outpatient infusion center, a full-service CLIA Certified Laboratory, bone densitometry and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

*If you have a Telehealth appointment, click HERE.*

If you wish to make a payment online, you may do so here with your Patient Account Number(PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT BY AMERICAN EXPRESS):
*NOTE: When you click SUBMIT PAYMENT, you will be taken to a secure website to complete your transaction.

VAX HESITANCY? Myths & Facts for Patients

If you are on treatment for an autoimmune disease, with the exception of Rituxan, which has special recommendations to discuss with your physician, we recommend that you get the COVID-19 Booster shot. The booster should be administered NO SOONER than 6 Months after your second original COVID-19 shot. If you are on Methotrexate, take the COVID-19 Booster 1 week after last dose of Methotrexate and then resume Methotrexate 1 week after receiving the Booster shot. If you have any questions, such as how to hold other medication for the vaccine, please direct them through the portal.

Actemra that is administered by IV is currently on a nationwide shortage. It is being used to treat COVID-19 patients. Therefore, we are currently unable to get any for our patients. The physicians will be contacting each of you to discuss a plan prior to your next visit.

ATTENTION PATIENTS: Access our Patient Portal HERE.

Click here for guidelines on changing your insurance

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, for your safety we are asking that only the patient come into the office for their appointment and please wear a mask.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Infusion Patients


For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/covid19.

We are pleased and excited to announce our new check-in process!

In an effort to streamline the often cumbersome process of paperwork, we now offer self-check-in at any of three kiosks located in our waiting room. Our new kiosks will not only help provide a better patient experience for you, but will also reduce the amount of paperwork for both patient and staff. When you arrive for your appointment, simply have your driver's license and insurance card ready and proceed to any of the kiosks located to your left or right when you enter.

We invite you to browse our site and learn more about Premier HealthCare Associates’ physicians, services, location and hours as well as practice policies.

We look forward to serving you and your family’s healthcare needs!


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Meet the Physicians

Our physicians’ ability to provide both primary care and specialty care sets Premier HealthCare Associates apart.

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Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians, like Dr. E. Jody Crognale, care for patients from young adulthood into their senior years.

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Infusion Center

Your infusion therapy will be performed in our office infusion center, which is a relaxed but clinically-appropriate setting.