Physicians and clinicians who choose to practice in rural areas are faced with unique challenges. The main differences between rural and urban doctors are practice styles, which are shaped by the availability of specialists and resources. In this discussion, we will focus on some of the challenges rural providers face and look at some strategies currently in place to help contribute to improved overall health outcomes of rural communities. We will discuss barriers that are traditionally clinical or medical in nature but also consider health behaviors, health literacy, and social determinants of health, all of which have a significant influence on disease trajectories.
Join this webinar to learn:
- How to better understand the hurdles to accessible care
- How access to specialists plays a key role in treatment outcomes
- The importance of improving access to healthcare in rural communities
Dr. Frank Crociata
Medical Director, Envolve PeopleCare
Dr. Frank Crociata serves as a divisional Medical Director for Envolve Health, providing oversight into initiatives focused on member engagement to improve health outcomes. Dr. Crociata is a board-certified family physician, giving him unique insight into population health management, medical trends, and managed care. His passion for preventive care is evident in his practice and a great value to the strategic development of new health initiatives at Envolve. In addition to his role at Envolve, Dr. Crociata also practices family medicine in Torrington, CT.
Dr. Jill Scullion
VP, Health Care Services, Envolve Benefit Options
Jill Scullion, OD, MBA is a divisional Vice President of Health Care Services for Envolve Health. Her responsibilities include oversight of clinical policy, member health, utilization management, and quality assurance accreditations.
Cathrine Misquitta, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, BCGP, FCSHP
VP and Chief Clinical Officer, Envolve Pharmacy Solutions
Dr. Misquitta is Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy at the pharmacy solutions division of Envolve. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center and is board certified in both Pharmacotherapy and Geriatrics. She earned her Masters of Business Administration from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and has been recognized by the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists as a fellow. She has been working in managed care for 20 years, overseeing clinical programs, drug information, innovation, and strategy.
Dr. David DePorter
Dental Director, Envolve Benefit Options
Dr. David DePorter has over 30 years of experience in the dental benefits industry and currently serves as the national dental director for Envolve Health. His role includes dental policy development, as well as organized dentistry and state Medicaid program staff relationship development. David is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He later earned a masters degree in health professions education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a masters degree in public health with a major in health services administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.
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