Rhonda M. Medows, MD

Medows_RhondaRhonda M. Medows, M.D., is executive vice president of Population Health at Providence Health & Services. She oversees the Providence Health Plan, Accountable Care Organizations, Payer Strategy & Contracting, Physician Services, and the affiliated Pacific Medical Group.

She also currently serves as a member of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee to make recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services on current and future physician payment models.

Dr. Medows has an extensive background in government health programs including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid.

In addition, prior to joining Providence in May 2015, she served as executive vice president and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest health insurance and population health management organizations in the country. While there, she led improvement initiatives to enhance clinical quality and operational excellence.

Until March 2010, Dr. Medows served as commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health. She also served as the state health officer for Georgia where she oversaw Georgia’s Medicaid and SCHIP programs, the state employee benefit plan, public health emergency preparedness and rural health information technology.

Dr. Medows also served with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration, which is responsible for the Medicaid and SCHIP programs, health facility regulation, managed care quality, health information exchange and public policy development. She also served as chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Southeast Region.

Dr. Medows holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and earned her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She practiced medicine at Mayo Clinic and is board certified in family medicine. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

If you are a member of the news media and would like to speak with Dr. Medows, please contact Elizabeth Brophy at elizabeth.brophy@providence.org or 425-525-3533.