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Optum Care Network, formerly Monarch HealthCare, is an independent practice association (IPA), operated by physicians since 1994.  We are a leading health care delivery organization that is helping transform health care through best-in-class quality care and a “patient-first” philosophy of care. 

Whether practicing as an IPA or employed physician, Optum Care Network helps providers focus on their patients with technology and clinical support.

Optum Care Network is recognized by health plans and business groups not only for high quality care but for excellent service. We aspire to be the solution for affordable quality care for all patients in the communities we serve.

As an Optum physician, you'll find yourself among an elite group of medical professionals who are counted on for their knowledge, leadership, understanding and innovation.

How to join Optum Care Network as an independent practice physician

If you share in our philosophy and mission and wish to become an independent contractor with Optum Care Network, please fill out this letter of interest, or contact us.

How to become an Optum employed physician

If you are interested in a staff model position, consider Optum. To learn more about Optum, visit

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