Our care teams include physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Our mission to deliver Medicare-eligible patients superior care is so motivating to our providers, 97% of them say they’re inspired to do their best work.

Better primary care starts with better relationships.

At Oak Street Health, you’ll feel empowered to build relationships with your patients — allowing you to provide better care and helping them live healthier lives.

Trained scribes document appointments and take notes so you can focus on face-to-face conversations with patients.

Appointment times are longer. Panel sizes are smaller. You’re encouraged to see patients as frequently as you deem necessary.

Bonuses are based on patient outcomes and providing excellent care, not how many patients you see per day.

Feel empowered to help patients live healthier.

  • 2x more time with patients over national average
  • 15 – 18 patient visits per day
  • 45% reduction in hospital visits
  • 95% of providers would recommend Oak Street Health as a great place to work
A person helping an older adult get out of an Oak Street Health van.

Don’t just learn medicine. Lead it.

Fellowship for value-based care leadership.

Oak Street Health supports both personal and professional growth.

  • Recipient of AMA Joy in Medicine Award
  • In a blind survey 94% of providers feel Oak Street Health supports their professional development
  • Access to peer-led support groups
  • Reimbursement and time for CME training and additional days off for biannual Grand Rounds
  • Preceptorship opportunities for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants 
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Cutting edge of primary care.

Oak Street Health is attracting and cultivating team members who embody our values and are passionate about our mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be. Our graduate medical education programs are designed to provide a unique, evidence-based experience in geriatrics, population health, team-based care, and value-based medicine. 

Learn more about our unique care methods:

Fellowship Program

To improve the pipeline of physician leaders, Oak Street Health is launching a 1‑year and 2‑year medical director development fellowship program.
  • 2‑year Fellowship for Value-Based Care Leadership

    • Includes sponsored MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
    • During the first 18 months fellows will complete 6‑month rotations: Population health, Clinical Quality, and Comprehensive Care Delivery
    • During the last 6 months, fellows will complete a Capstone Venture elective for credit at Kellogg and a 3‑month​“interim” medical director role
    • 2‑year fellows will be required to work for Oak Street Health for 2 years after completing their advanced degree or pay back the cost of their degree
    • Longitudinal leadership development and senior mentorship
  • 1‑year Fellowship for Value-Based Care Delivery

    • For physicians who have already received advanced degrees
    • During the first 9 months, fellows will complete 3‑month rotations: Population health, Clinical Quality, and Comprehensive Care Delivery
    • During the final 3 months, fellows will complete a Capstone Venture elective and an​“interim” medical director role
    • Longitudinal leadership development and senior mentorship
Griffin Myers, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder

Common questions

  • Who is a typical Oak Street Health patient?

    Oak Street Health is a network of primary care centers for Medicare-eligible patients. Most of our patients are 65 and older and roughly 40% of our patients are dual-eligibles (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid).

  • How is Oak Street Health’s model different than other primary care practices?

    Most primary care practices follow fee-for-service models, where every service is billed and paid for separately. Under a fee-for-service model, quantity is often prioritized over quality of care.

    Oak Street Health operates under a value-based model, meaning we take on the risk of our patients' health — including primary, specialty, acute and post-acute care. This means we can make substantial investments in primary care services that have a positive health return. Read more from Dr. Griffin Myers, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder, about caring for older adults in a value-based model.

  • How does Oak Street Health compensate providers?

    Oak Street Health pays providers more than average primary care practices, and our compensation system is more transparent. Bonuses are based on quality metrics, not R.V.U.s.

    Additionally, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes dental insurance, malpractice coverage, white coats, research and reference benefits (e.g., Up to Date) and C.M.E. stipend, among others.

  • What kind of providers does Oak Street Health hire?

    Our team includes internists, family physicians, geriatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, podiatrists and behavioral health specialists.

  • How many patients do Oak Street Health providers see each day?

    On average, Oak Street Health providers see 15-18 patients per day. This compares to over 30 patients per day for the average primary care practice.

  • What would my day-to-day be like at Oak Street Health?

    You’ll work in a team-based environment. Typical teams include a physician and/or nurse practitioner supported by a licensed care social worker, nurse and medical assistant. A scribe with advanced training in population health and medical documentation supports providers during appointments. Transition nurses assist with hospitalized patients, and the Oak Street Health Chronic Care Team offers support for house calls and other services for our highest risk patients.

  • How does Oak Street Health support personal and professional growth?

    We offer a variety of development outlets including quarterly Grand Rounds, continuing medical education, affiliation with local medical schools, “morning report” style lectures from local universities and private executive coaching for leaders. We offer opportunities for residency programs and preceptorships for physicians and NP/PA students throughout Chicago. We have residency partnerships with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, MacNeal Hospital and Swedish Covenant Hospital to name a few. We offer NP/PA preceptorships with Rush Medical Center and University of Illinois at Chicago.

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