KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ConcertoHealth, the leading provider of specialized primary care and supporting clinical services for frail and elderly patients, announced the appointment of Richard L. Brown, M.D., M.P.H., to the role of market medical director for West Michigan.
Dr. Brown will provide clinical oversight and direction for the care management teams that are central to the ConcertoHealth Primary Care Support Platform, which provides health plans' primary care provider networks with on-the-ground clinical support for their most vulnerable patients.
"Dr. Brown is a highly experienced family physician and healthcare leader, who is recognized for developing programs designed to serve frail, elderly and underserved patients with complex medical needs," said Norris Vivatrat, chief medical officer for ConcertoHealth. "For more than three decades, Dr. Brown has made impressive contributions to improve patient outcomes, and now he'll take the lead role for ConcertoHealth in Kalamazoo to do the same."
Dr. Brown most recently served as professor of Family Medicine and director of the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Wellsys, LLC. He is a nationally recognized leader in implementing the "Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment" (SBIRT) program focused on preventing problematic use, abuse and dependence of alcohol and illicit drugs. Dr. Brown also has served as a practice-transformation team member for an SBIRT-related project administered by the National Council on Behavioral Health and funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Among his many accolades, Dr. Brown is a recipient of several awards including the Hope in Healing Award from the Addiction Resource Council of Waukesha, Wis. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Brown University in Providence, R.I., where he also received his M.D. degree. He also earned an M.P.H. degree from the University of Washington, in Seattle, Wash. Click here to read a full bio.
ConcertoHealth Inc. is the leading provider of specialized primary care and supporting clinical services for vulnerable, frail and elderly patients. Operating exclusively in value-based agreements, ConcertoHealth provides high-touch, individualized care for patients, and also deploys wraparound clinical resources to extend the reach of primary care practices. This Primary Care Support Platform, elevated by ConcertoHealth proprietary population health analytics technology, improves overall healthcare quality and patient outcomes, benefitting payers and their provider networks. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.