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December 02, 2015 09:05 ET

ConcertoHealth Names Dr. Sundara Samavedi Washington State Medical Director

Renowned Geriatrics and Chronic Conditions Expert Will Lead Expansion

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2015) - ConcertoHealth today announced the appointment of Dr. Sundara Samavedi as its Washington State Medical Director.

Dr. Samavedi will lead the company's medical initiatives in the wake of ConcertoHealth's recently announced expanded partnership with Molina Healthcare in Washington. The company plans to open two additional Concerto Care Centers in Lynnwood and Lakewood in early 2016 and will eventually provide service to residents of King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties.

"Dr. Samavedi has extensive experience caring for complex Medicare/Medicaid patient populations," said Michael Carson, ConcertoHealth Chief Operating Officer. "He is considered a thought leader in the areas of adult primary care, chronic conditions and geriatric care. We are privileged to have someone with his depth of experience and knowledge to guide our medical initiatives as we continue to expand throughout the greater northwest."

ConcertoHealth has more than a decade of experience caring for the Medicare, Medicaid, frail and complex medical needs patients. By merging social work with care management, ConcertoHealth ensures patients and their families receive the individualized support they need to improve health outcomes. The company provides Care Centers for patients who can get to a clinic, in-home care for those who can't, and its field-based care teams provide for those in-hospital, in a nursing home, or any post-acute setting.

ConcertoHealth gained a deep understanding of health care delivery complexities and financial risk management of complex medical needs patient populations during its long tenure operating as both a Medicare Advantage health plan and as a care provider through medical centers. 

"ConcertoHealth provides the type of personalized level of care necessary for a growing, aging, dual-eligible membership population," said Dr. Samavedi. "With more than a decade experience in providing care to the Medicare population, I'm pleased to continue in this new role as the company continues to expand and provide better access to care to the complex needs patients in Washington."

About Dr. Sundara Samavedi 
In addition to Dr. Samavedi's extensive medical expertise in Internal Medicine, Adult Primary Care, Chronic Conditions and Geriatric Care, he is considered a thought leader in hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. This unique combination makes Dr. Samavedi uniquely suited to manage healthcare delivery for Concerto's concentrated high-risk patient population.

A strong business acumen coupled with his medical experience allows Dr. Samavedi to be closely involved in the operations side of medicine, including the transformation of healthcare delivery through technological innovation and optimizing electronic medical record systems. Previously, Dr. Samavedi served as medical director at Grifols Plasma Donation Centers, Pacific Medical Centers Northgate Clinic and Tacoma South Medical Center. Samavedi transitions to this new role having served previously as medical director of Fidelis SeniorCare in Seattle.

About ConcertoHealth
ConcertoHealth Inc. has more than a decade of experience caring for the Medicare, Medicaid, frail and complex medical needs patient populations. The company addresses critical vulnerabilities for patients and health plans alike: expanded access to personalized primary care, chronic condition management and coordination of transitions between care settings. Through its ConcertoHealth Care Centers, the company provides healthcare services where and when they're needed, delivering primary care and care coordination regardless the location -- be it clinic, home, hospital or post-acute settings. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit www.concertohealthcare.com.

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