Douglas Peters, M.D., has been named medical director for Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP). He brings more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry, serving previously as medical director for Concentra Managed Care, CIGNA Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, where he was responsible for medical case review and disease management programs, as well as technology assessment and client relations. Prior to that, he served as medical director for Saint Mary’s Health Care Network from 1992 to 1997 and held a private practice in Reno for nearly 13 years.
“We are pleased to have someone with the breadth and depth of experience of Dr. Peters in both in the health care industry and in our community,” said Don Kowitz, president and CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Plans. “We welcome him to our team and are excited about the skill set he brings to our organization.”
In his new position at SMHP, Dr. Peters provides medical oversight to the medical management, pharmacy, health enhancement and provider credentialing functions. Additionally, he is responsible for implementing key initiatives that will improve effectiveness and efficiency for the thousands of Saint Mary’s Health Plans members across Nevada.
Dr. Peters is certified in internal medicine and as a managed care executive. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.