Unity Health Network’s Primary Care Core Expanding

By Alex Landers
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Unity Health Network, Northeast Ohio’s largest independent physician group, continues to grow with the recent addition of two long-standing, highly respected physicians: Troy Bishop, MD, and Ruchi Taliwal, MD. Dr. Bishop is board-certified in internal medicine; Dr. Taliwal, in family medicine.

“Primary care physicians are a community’s most valuable and cost-effective resource for managing everyday health conditions and chronic diseases. They are the physicians best poised to lead the ongoing transformation of care delivery in our country,” says Robert Kent, DO, President of Unity Health Network. “Dr. Bishop and Dr. Taliwal are now providing this much-needed care as members of our team. We are honored to contribute to the healthcare community in our hometown of Cuyahoga Falls and in more than 30 surrounding cities.”

Complete Family Care Services

Ruchi Taliwal, MD

Dr. Taliwal will add to Unity’s home base, seeing patients at the group’s flagship office — 3033 State Road in Cuyahoga Falls. She offers rapid scheduling to provide all ages with complete family care, including sick visits; wellness check-ups; seasonal cold, flu and allergy treatment; and more.

“I’m passionate about helping people overcome their health hurdles and live happy, healthy lives, and I’m very excited to join Unity Health Network and serve the families of Cuyahoga Falls and the surrounding communities,” says Dr. Taliwal. She earned her medical degree from Dayanand Medical College & Hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, and completed her residency at Summa Barberton Hospital in Barberton, Ohio.

Additional Offices in Cuyahoga Falls

Troy Bishop, MD

Dr. Bishop joins Unity Health Network with more than 20 years of experience. He earned his undergraduate degree at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, before going on to earn his doctorate at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown.

Dr. Bishop sees patients at two locations in Cuyahoga Falls: 3033 State Road, and 1900 23rd Street at Western Reserve Hospital’s Professional Building. He will be instrumental in helping to build on the strong infrastructure and processes supporting the population health approach already developed by Unity Health Network. This includes the creation of programs that focus on caring for patients with multiple and serious health issues, along with utilizing preventive care and chronic disease management strategies to improve overall quality of life. Dr. Bishop will also lead a care management team that coordinates care through the home, hospital and post-acute care settings. This team includes a complementary and comprehensive staff of nurse practitioners, RNs and social workers.

“I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to help patients for the last 20 years of practice. However, the challenges and complexities that face both patients and providers have grown significantly in recent years,” Dr. Bishop explains. “I am excited to be a part of Unity Health Network’s work of improving the quality and coordination of care for those who need it most.”

120+ Providers

Unity Health Network was built around a primary care core, but it has continued to attract new specialties over the years, including dermatology, gastroenterology, gynecology, infectious disease, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, physical and rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, neurology and neuroscience, nephrology, podiatric medicine and surgery, psychiatry, pulmonary and critical care medicine, rheumatology and sleep medicine. Currently, Unity is comprised of more than 120 healthcare providers with offices in over 30 locations.

“The addition of these two highly respected physicians with great professional reputations is a clear example of how we are expanding our primary care network and our capabilities to deliver high quality comprehensive care,” says Dr. Kent.

To contact the office of Dr. Ruchi Taliwal, call 330-928-6780. Dr. Troy Bishop is available at 330-928-6780. For more information on Unity Health Network’s growing group of providers, visit www.unityhealthnetwork.org.