Prentiss Taylor Jr., MD, has over 20 years of experience in preventive medicine, medical management, quality improvement, and health care leadership. He was promoted in 2012 to Medical Director of the new Advocate At Work division at Advocate Health Care, the leading ACO/ integrated delivery system in Metro Chicago. Advocate At Work partners with companies and communities to provide onsite physician & nurse clinicians, health coaches, plus fitness center staff to improve health outcomes and reduce health care cost trend. He is lead physician for JPMorgan Chase Health & Wellness in Metro Chicago, representing Advocate Health Care for their 20,000 local employees.
Prentiss has published several articles and book reviews in national journals on primary care, Electronic Medical Records, Quality Improvement, and cost-effective practices. He was recently added to the Health System Leader advisory board for the Choosing Wisely campaign. He came to Advocate in 2008 from United Healthcare, where he served as the Illinois Market Medical Director. For several years he was Medical Director for Care Management at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. During his years at Blue Cross, he was also adjunct faculty member of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School.
In his medical practice with Advocate, he has been a leader in Patient Satisfaction, achieving top-decile scores. In 2012 and 2014 he was named a Top Doctor by Chicago Magazine and by US News, plus a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2016. At Advocate, he published a landmark article on “Achieving Level 5 Patient Satisfaction”. In 2007, he led a group of Metro Chicago physicians to develop an innovative women’s health partnership with the American Cancer Society.
A Chicago native, he is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, Kellogg Business School, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Prentiss is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Occupational Medicine. He is also a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He was awarded the Unsung Hero Award by WGN-TV for his volunteer work at a free clinic. He is the proud father of a college student, and serves college students & faculty part-time with a national telemedicine service on weekends.