25+ Years Serving the Healthcare Community & Counting

Since its founding in 1991, PracticeWell has a history of identifying new and innovative ways to help and support healthcare professionals. We're excited to continue that tradition, and we hope you'll join our growing community.

A history of serving the healthcare industry


Dr. Alan C. Johnson and Kathy Chebib, along with other health care providers meet to discuss their collective concern with major changes occuring in the health care industry.


Pediatric Federation forms in San Francisco.


Pediatric Federation becomes the first Vaccine GPO for private physicians and starts with 16 member practices.

1993 - 1997

Through only word-of-mouth, members grow to over 180 pediatricians.


Group continues to grow allowing vaccine manufacturers to create a contracting format.


Administration fees are earned for managing contracts, all of which are returned as rebates.


Membership reaches 8,000 in 10 years!


More membership benefits are added with the inclusion of office supply discounts.
Achieves national recognition in the AAP "Vaccines:A Survival Guide for Pediatric Practices"


Pediatric Federation is recognized as a preferred vendor by the Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment.


Our membership expands to more than 50% non-pediatric practices. A name change review begins in order to reflect the current business structure.

January 2017

Pediatric Federation officially becomes PracticeWell!

PracticeWell was originally formed in 1991 as Pediatric Federation (PediaFed) by Dr. Alan C. Johnson & Kathy Chebib and a coalition of pediatricians, office administrators and nurses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our objective was and still is to seek collaborative solutions to the challenge of providing excellent patient care while efficiently managing a practice.


Pediatric Federation becomes the first Vaccine GPO for private physicians and starts with 16 member practices.

Over the course of more than 25 years, the community continued to grow and expand with practices of all sizes, in every state across the country recognizing the benefit of coming together. The small team behind PediaFed continued to drive innovation and identify ways to improve the day-to-day experience for pediatric professionals. As one of the earliest pioneers to use group purchasing for vaccine contract negotiations, PediaFed grew to become an essential partner for many pediatric professionals in practices of all sizes.

Fast forward to 2017, 26 years after Pediatric Federation initially came together. Practitioners of all disciplines face more complexity and challenges than ever, with increasing distractions from providing the highest possible care to patients available. Building on nearly three decades experience, the PediaFed team recognized that the model that had served pediatric professionals for so long could benefit the broader healthcare community. Changing our name to PracticeWell and reincorporating as a Benefit Corporation were two important first steps to achieve that goal.


Pediatric Federation becomes PracticeWell and re-incorporates as a benefit corporation.

As a Benefit Corporation, PracticeWell is legally compelled to act in the best interests of its members. While that has been a guiding principle since the early days of PediaFed, it can now be enshrined in the organization's foundational documents to ensure continuation for generations of healthcare professionals to come.

We are excited to continue to drive innovation and develop new and exciting products and services to the PracticeWell platform that reduce or eliminate distractions, create significant cost savings, and return time and money back into our members' practices. We believe, as we always have, that healthier practices lead to healthier patients.