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Profession: Physician (MD or DO)

Current ABMS or AOA Board Specialty and Subspecialty Certification(s): Internal Medicine

Licenses: Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

Additional Information: Specialization in Hospital Medicine (17 yrs as a practicing hospitalist) in addition to General Internal Medicine for 21 yrs. Additional experience in Hospice and Palliative Care, and Geriatrics. Diplomate of American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) Fellow of the American Institute for Healthcare Quality. Certification by ABQAURP and VHA in UM Peer Review. Physician utilization management advisor (PUMA) for VHA. Extensive Peer Review experience (UM second and third level reviews as well as Code 44s) within VHA and private sector

Education: MD -University NC at Chapel Hill, MA -University NC at Greensboro , and PhD-University NC at Chapel Hill

Years in Practice: 16+ years

Current Hospital Privileges (Excluding Courtesy): Central AR Healthcare System

Number of file reviews previously performed: 100+ file reviews

Average monthly hours in direct patient care: 80+ hours