AllMed’s clinical staff reviews and manages clinical operations and our peer review panel to ensure our evidence-based determinations meet the highest quality standards. Meet our Medical Directors and Clinical Operations team.
OUR CLINICAL STAFF
DR. JOANNE GETSY
ACTING MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Getsy has worked for more than 30 years in the field of Sleep Medicine and has been the Medical Director of several different Sleep Centers. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Medicine. As a Program Director of Sleep Medicine fellowship, she taught dozens of trainees and helped them become board-certified in Sleep Medicine while also seeing patients with Pulmonary diseases and helping to train Pulmonary/Critical Care fellows. As Chief of Sleep Medicine, she rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine, a position she held until she retired from full-time clinical work in 2017. She has worked with AllMed part-time since 2013 performing peer reviews and became an Associate Medical Director in 2017. Dr. Getsy stepped into the AllMed Interim Medical Director position on Feb. 5, 2021. Dr. Getsy received her BA from Tufts University and her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine.
DR. ERIC DIAMOND
SENIOR ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Eric Diamond has been in private practice specializing in foot and ankle pathology. He is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Prior to joining AllMed Eric was the owner/Medical Director of a freestanding independent Clinical trials site, conducting clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry primarily on topics related to post-operative analgesics. In this role, he served as Principal Investigator for over 50 clinical trials. Eric joined the AllMed team in 2013 as a peer reviewer. For the past three years Eric has been an active member of the internal AllMed Medical Staff and now serves as Senior Staff Physician. Along with Dr. Spiro, he is now actively involved in the on-boarding, mentoring, and ongoing training of our physician peer reviewers as we refine our processes. Dr. Diamond has also been directly involved in the ongoing process of formulating position papers on a variety of topics here at AllMed to create a clear point of view on controversial medical care issues.
DR. MICHAEL MARTIN
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Michael has been in active practice as a board-certified internal medicine physician since 2010, specializing in concierge medicine. Dr. Martin completed his medical degree at the University of Texas in Houston and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern medical school in Dallas, Texas. Since completing residency, he has been in private practice. His focus is primary care adult medicine, and he cares for patients both in the hospital and clinic setting. Dr. Martin has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and participated in multiple clinical trials over the last eight years. He has over five years of experience conducting peer reviews and is now excited to be part of the in-house physician team at AllMed.
DR. BRENDA WAHLERS
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Wahlers has worked for more than 13 years practicing Internal Medicine both as a Hospitalist who specializes in adult inpatient care as well as serving as the Medical Director of a primary care based practice. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Wahlers received her BS in Biology from Bloosmburg University and her MD from Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and then served an additional year as Chief Resident focusing on the training of resident physicians. Dr. Wahlers is passionate about education and quality practices in medicine. She has several years of experience performing independent medical reviews and is excited to take on the role as an in-house physician with AllMed.
MICHELLE HIGGINSON, RN
VICE PRESIDENT, CLINICAL OPERATIONS
Michelle has worked in healthcare for over 12 years, including leading operations in care management, payment accuracy, fraud detection/prevention, HEDIS medical record review, and clinical content database development. Prior to joining AllMed in 2018, she worked as System Director of Hospital Care Management for Intermountain Healthcare and Vice President of Clinical Operations for Verscend Technologies (now Cotiviti). Her role at AllMed includes ensuring efficient operational excellence and scalability through application of Lean management principles by a high-performance clinical operations team. Michelle is a Registered Nurse, board-certified Nurse Executive Advanced, Registered Health Information Administrator, and Certified Professional Coder. She holds a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree and dual Master’s degrees in Health Information Management and IT Leadership.
TERI RADOGNA-LINQUIST, RN
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS
Teri has been working in health care for over 30 years as a registered nurse working in utilization management, case management and acute care nursing where she worked in adult and pediatric critical care units. Her expertise includes leadership and development of clinical and clinical support teams in all aspects of utilization and case management on both the delivery and payor sides of the healthcare continuum. As the Director of Clinical Operations at AllMed, Teri has oversight of MedReview, MedCert, Clinical Quality and Training, and Customer Service. Teri holds a Registered Nursing license, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Management.
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