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. DAVID SPIRO
VICE PRESIDENT, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
David has over 25 years’ experience as both a clinician and Medical Director, and is well-versed using system-oriented processes to achieve optimal performance and evidence-based outcomes. Over the past 20 years, David has served in a variety of physician leadership roles, including Chief of Staff at a rural hospital in Oregon, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale University, and Chief of the Pediatric ER at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, where he raised funding, built and ran the new department. He is also the co-founder of ReelDX, a producer of physician training videos. At AllMed, David oversees all physician peer review activities and clinical quality management, working with other members of the team to drive continuous improvement efforts. He received his MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and holds a BA from the University of Virginia.
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. JOANNE GETSY
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Getsy has worked for more than 25 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. She has worked with AllMed part-time for four years performing peer reviews, and became an in-house physician in 2017. Joanne received her BA from Tufts university and her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine.
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.
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