Episode # 138 – John Collier, CEO of Proactive MD Teams Every DPC Doctor and Nurse with a Patient Advocate / Social Worker to Serve Social Determinants of Health and Primary Care for Employers and 100,000 Members in the Southeast, Midwest, and Soon Western US.

In this episode Ron chats with John Collier, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Proactive MD. Here, they discuss Proactive MD’s mission to innovate in the space of and elevate the standard of primary care while driving down healthcare costs for patients and employers. John talks about the importance of understanding the whole patients, learning anything that could be impacting their health, and developing true relationships with them. He shares the importance of engaging the patient population to truly become their medical home. He also touches on the organization’s growth, it’s goals for the future, and more.

John provides the overall vision and direction for Proactive MD, continuously finding new ways to serve their patients and employers through strategic planning, executive management, innovation, and strategic partnerships.

John’s professional experience leading direct to employer contracting for one of the largest hospital systems in the country gives him a deep understanding of the unique ecosystem of health systems, payors, and employers. John brings 15 years of in-depth knowledge of healthcare management and strategy to Proactive MD with his background in healthcare administration, payor contracting, provider network development and employer cost containment plan design. Before joining Proactive MD, John was the CEO of another South Carolina-based direct primary care provider. John is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He earned his MBA and MHA at Grand Canyon University.

A self-proclaimed “healthcare nerd,” John enjoys researching the industry and learning new ways to improve the system for the people who need it most. John lived in Mexico for a time and is fluent in Spanish. He is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and loves Arizona Wildcat basketball. But most of all, he loves to spend time with his wife and three children.

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