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Our Work with Physicians

MHI believes strong relationships between patients and physicians are critical to strengthening our health care system. With this in mind, the MHI Physician Leadership Council (PLC) meets periodically to provide clinical guidance and knowledge that can only come through experience as a practicing physician.

Identifying the number, practice location, and specialty of providers in our region is fundamental to understanding how the health care system works and how it changes over time. But all too often, that basic information has been unavailable. Using its multi-payer, commercial claim database as a starting point, MHI has compiled an index of doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants providing primary and specialty care in our region.

Physician Leadership Council

Bryan_Burns.png Dr. Bryan Burns
Primary Care, Esse Health
Dr._J._Collins_Corder.jpg Dr. J. Collins Corder
Primary Care, West County Medical Associates  
Dr._Elyra_Figueroa-Espana.jpg Dr. Elyra Figueroa-Espana
Allergy, Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Institute of St. Louis, Inc.
Beth_Gearhart.jpg Dr. Beth Gearhart
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Private Practice 
hachem[1].jpg Dr. Christine Hachem
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, SLU Care
Dr.-Tom-Hastings.jpg Dr. Tom Hastings 
Primary Care, Esse Health
George_Kichura.jpg Dr. George Kichura 
Interventional Cardiology, St. Louis Heart and Vascular
Dr.-Paul-Spezia.jpg Dr. Paul M. Spezia 
Orthopedic Surgery, St. Peters Bone & Joint 

 Non-Voting Participants


Dr. Raymon (Jack) Davidson
Market Medical Executive, Cigna


Dr. Michael Durkin 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University


Dr. Angela Miller
Senior Medical Director, Aetna


Dr. Jay Moore 
Senior Clinical Director, Anthem 

  Dr. Kim Perry
Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare