Don is CEO & CMO of MedLink Advantage. Prior to helping form MedLink Advantage, Don practiced comprehensive Family Medicine in Harlan, Iowa. Don provided leadership for his group practice and hospital system as they participated in the TransforMED National Demonstration Project and through their subsequent Patient-Centered Medical Home transformation efforts. Through these efforts, his knowledge of and experience with a wide range of key issues grew, including effective use of EHR technology, optimization of clinical staffing, improved chronic disease management and population health, and improved financial performance of the practice. Don has participated in a variety of leadership roles, including New Physician member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors as well as President and Board Chair of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians. These experiences broadened his knowledge of the larger business and political drivers of our healthcare system.
Through experience gained through a wide variety of projects in Iowa and nationally, Don brings expertise in managed care, risk adjustment, ACO medical direction, and improved coding and documentation. He is committed to breaking down barriers to improved clinical and financial performance of physicians, practices, systems and ACOs.