As the youngest of four children, the only male child, and absolutely no family connection to medicine, I somehow developed an intense interest in medicine as early as high school. I attended the University of Iowa, Iowa City, for undergraduate and then entered the College of Medicine in 1970 at the University of Iowa.
After 31 years of working in an intense family practice and supporting a small community in Iowa, I was ready for a change and joined Avera in their electronic medical records development for the last three years. It has been a wonderful experience and a tremendous opportunity to work with so many dedicated people.
Now, I find myself at Avera Health Plans. Although the learning curve is challenging, the talented people at Avera Health Plans are making my transition as smooth as possible. I am striving to increase the transparency and together we are moving forward with innovation and technology to meet the needs of our members and providers. As a member of the Avera family, Avera Health Plans endeavors to hold before us our goals of mission, people, service, quality and financial stewardship.