FirstCare Health Plans names new regional medical director


FirstCare Health Plans names new regional medical director

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FirstCare Health Plans, a provider of health insurance marketplace and affordable healthcare in Texas, has appointed Dr. Atheer Baldawi as a new regional medical director for its Amarillo, Lubbock and Waco service areas.

Baldawi joins FirstCare's medical management team at the company's corporate headquarters in Austin.

Prior to joining FirstCare, he served as a medical director for Killeen Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas, and as an emergency medicine physician in several Central Texas hospitals. Dr. Baldawi was also involved with numerous research efforts and publications including working as researcher in several clinical trials in Austin, Texas.

Darnell Dent, FirstCare president and CEO, said: "We took great care in selecting our new regional medical director to assure our customers that we have the right person in place to support our medical management and quality improvement activities. Dr. Baldawi's track record proves he is focused on improving the health of the communities he has served, which aligns with our belief that our communities should be healthy."

"With extensive experience in the medical, public health, and healthcare sectors, as well as clinical leadership, Dr. Baldawi demonstrates his commitment to helping people live healthy lives," said FirstCare chief medical officer Dr. Adolfo Valadez. "And, at FirstCare, that's what we do—we empower Texans to live healthier lives by providing access to affordable, high-quality healthcare."

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