Physician Relations

The role of physician relations is to create and maintain strategic referral relationships between the Health System and external providers, as well as improve referring physician satisfaction. 

Physician Liaison Program

Left to Right: Laurie Powell, Jennifer Klaus, Rob Simsick, Jennifer Ziehm-Scott, & Erika Laszlo

Physician Liaisons: Laurie Powell, Jennifer Klaus, Rob Simsick, Jennifer Ziehm-Scott, & Erika Laszlo

The Physician Liaison Program is dedicated to providing personalized service to community-based physicians. A team of liaisons travel across the state of Michigan to meet with referring physicians to understand their needs, informs them of new clinical services, treatment options and clinical trials, as well as discuss outreach opportunities for our clinical faculty.

Contact Information

phone: 734-764-2220
email: PhysicianLiaisons@med.umich.edu

Colleagues in Care Newsletter

The Colleagues in Care newsletter is a quarterly publication for referring physicians that highlights trends in the practice of medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. It is distributed to 15,000 physicians in the state of Michigan and northern Ohio. Click here to view the latest issue of Colleagues in Care.

Physician & Clinic Directory

The Physician and Clinic Directory is a phone and address listing of all physicians and clinics within the University of Michigan Health System. It is updated and mailed every other year to 10,000 physicians in the state of Michigan and northern Ohio who refer patients to the Health System.

Marketscope Physician Database

MarketScope is an external provider database that contains demographic information on physicians primarily located in Michigan and Northern Ohio. MarketScope receives over 1.5 million Web hits per year and is the 4th most accessed website on the UMHS internal Web site.

Consult Request Guidelines

As part of the UMHS Access Improvement Initiative, clinical departments have developed recommendations for the initial work-up and treatment of common medical problems for your reference. Included in the website are suggested additional tests and management options, patient education information, and phone numbers to clinics and faculty listings. Click here to view a complete list of Consult Request Guidelines.