Main Line HealthCare Physician Network


Main Line HealthCare, formerly Great Valley Health, Inc., was incorporated in 1987. In August 1995, Main Line HealthCare began to structure the physician primary care network aligned with Main Line Health, Inc. Its purpose was to develop and manage a dynamic network of primary care physicians comprised of family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatric practices that would become a benchmark network.

The Main Line Health System includes four acute care hospitals — Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital — as well as one of the nation's premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, Mirmont Treatment Center, outpatient centers, home care services, physician practices, a research institute and a host of other facilities and services.

Within the last several years, Main Line HealthCare has added specialists to enhance the scope of services available and provide even more comprehensive care. Now a dynamic network of multi-specialty physician practices, Main Line HealthCare represents leading physicians in the Philadelphia area committed to providing exceptional health care and patient service.

Main Line HealthCare continues to grow and promote its physicians' connection to the Main Line Health System, reinforcing its strategic importance to the System and enabling Main Line HealthCare to develop a network in harmony with ongoing Main Line Health System initiatives. The goal of Main Line HealthCare is to create and communicate a brand that conveys exceptional quality throughout the communities it serves and have a positive impact on the future of the organization and Main Line Health.

Rick Mankin in front of window

A message from the president

Main Line HealthCare (MLHC) is Main Line Health’s employed 500 physician, 220 advanced practice provider (NP, PA, CNM) multi-specialty network. Another 900 employees support our providers in delivering high quality, accessible, and compassionate care in 38 different specialties, with 102 offices located primarily in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Our physicians provide medical care in conjunction with Main Line Health’s (MLH) acute-care hospitals: Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr, Paoli and Riddle hospitals.

We take great pride in our doctors - physicians who are some of the most respected and accomplished in the Philadelphia area, with dozens routinely recognized as “top doctors” in regional surveys. We understand the trust our patients place in us and work every day to earn and maintain that trust. We are committed to providing exceptional care with empathy and compassion for everyone in our communities.

Rick Mankin, MD
President, Main Line HealthCare

Mission Statement

The professionals of Main Line HealthCare — a key partner in a comprehensive health care network — are committed to providing the exceptional care that has been entrusted to us by patients and their families.


Main Line HealthCare envisions itself as the premier medical provider in the Region. Main Line HealthCare:

  • Offers a full range of primary care services
  • Offers a variety of specialty care services
  • Uses sound clinical knowledge to enhance the health and wellness of our patients
  • Establishes and monitors measures of our performance which exemplify excellence in our clinical care services
  • Establishes a work environment that encourages every employee to take an active and compassionate interest in the patients we serve
  • Performs services within safe, well-designed, state-of-the-art equipped facilities
  • Operates our business with sound business principles and values — in a cost effective manner


Advice on selecting a physician

Now that you are ready to select a personal physician for you or your family, there are several points you may want to consider…

Is it a solo or group practice?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both. At a group practice you may see different physicians and have an easier time scheduling appointments. A solo practitioner will treat you on every visit but might have another physician see you on weekends or in an emergency.

Is the office convenient to your home or workplace?

Since Main Line HealthCare doctors are located up and down the Main Line and in the far western suburbs, finding one near your home or workplace shouldn't be a problem.

Is it close to public transportation?

If you commute daily and don't have access to a car, an office that is reachable by bus or train might be your best bet.

Does the office have evening or weekend hours?

If you find it difficult to make it to your doctor during the day because of work or other commitments, then evening hours should be a prerequisite. Many of our offices have evening hours at least one night a week.

In which insurance plans does the physician participate?

Making sure the doctor participates in your insurance plan will help to avoid any confusion.

Which services are covered by your insurance?

Be sure you understand your insurance coverage. What coverage is provided for preventive care? For physical exams? For vaccines? What co-pays or deductibles apply?

With which hospitals is the doctor affiliated?

If you are referred to a specialist or are in need of any hospital-based procedures, you need to know where your physician will send you. All Main Line Health primary care physicians are affiliated with some of the very best hospitals in the Main Line area: Lankenau Medical Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Riddle, Paoli, Bryn Mawr Rehab and hospitals. This means patients have access to highly regarded specialists, modern facilities, cutting-edge technology and a full range of outpatient and home care services.

I've chosen a physician. What's next?

Once you've narrowed down the field, you should set up an appointment to sit down and talk one-on-one to the physician for an initial evaluation. Don't wait until someone in the family is sick; do it right away. Bring your written questions and feel free to ask them. What it comes down to, finally, is whether you and the doctor have the right chemistry. You want someone in whom you can trust and confide and someone who has the patience and the time to explain a complicated situation simply and clearly, to make it understandable.

Choosing a doctor is a very important decision. Take your time and find the one that's right for you. To learn more about any physician in the Main Line Health System, use our physician search or call us at 1.866.CALL.MLH (866.225.5654).

Financial Policy

Main Line HealthCare physicians and staff are committed to providing you with the best possible care. We will be happy to discuss our professional fees with you at any time. Your clear understanding of our Financial Policy is important to our professional relationship. Please ask the office manager if you have any questions about our fees, financial policy, or your financial responsibility.