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Dr. Karen Van Wagner

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Executive Director

Phone: (817) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: k***@***.com
North Texas Specialty Physicians
1701 River Run Suite 210
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
United States

Company Description: North Texas Specialty Physicians - known as NTSP - is an Independent Physician Association comprised of over 600 family and specialty doctors dedicated to...   more

Employment History

  • Member of the Board of Managers
    Tarrant County Hospital District
  • Director of Planning and Marketing
    Los Angeles Children's Hospital
  • Senior Vice President of Network Operations
    Harris Health Plan
  • Chief Executive Officer of North Texas Specialty Physicians and Founding Board Member
    Organization's Award Winning Health..

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
  • PhD
    Western Michigan University
  • BS
    Western Michigan University
  • MA
    Western Michigan University
  • Ph.D. lays
  • Ph.D. founding board member of Sandlot , LLC
50 Total References
Web References
NTSP :: Management, 18 April 2014 [cached]
Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D. Executive Director
Leadership Team | Sandlot Solutions, Inc., 26 Dec 2013 [cached]
Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.
Executive Director, North Texas Specialty Physicians
Since 1997, Dr. Karen Van Wagner has successfully directed and managed NTSP from a start-up IPA to a major organization of more than 600 physicians and managed care contracts with all major payers, including 23,000 risk lives - both commercial HMO and Medicare. Dr. Van Wagner sits on the Board of NTSP's two subsidiaries, Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc. and Sandlot, LLC. Karen Van Wagner is also a member of the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers.
Prior to her tenure at NTSP, Dr. Van Wagner spent 16 years at Harris Methodist Health Systems in Texas, culminating in a senior vice president position. She also was senior vice president of network operations for Harris Health Plan. Prior to coming to Harris, Dr. Van Wagner was the Director of Planning and Marketing for Los Angeles Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Van Wagner has received a BS, MA, and PhD from Western Michigan University.
Texas e-Health Alliance, 30 Jan 2014 [cached]
Karen Van Wagner
Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.
Executive Director North Texas Specialty Physicians
Karen Van Wagner was named Executive Director of North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP), a Fort Worth-based 600 physician IPA, in 1997. During her tenure, NTSP has grown from a start-up IPA to a leading physician organization specializing in improving patient care through technology and medical outcome management. Of the 15,000 patients treated ever day by NTSP physicians, more than 96% trust their doctor and believe they receive high quality care. In addition to serving as Executive Director, Dr. Van Wagner sits on the Board of NTSP's two subsidiaries, including Sandlot, LLC. Prior to 1997, Karen spent 16 years at the Harris Methodist Health System, serving as a Senior Leader of a 500 bed urban hospital, and as Senior Vice President of Network Operations for the Harris Methodist Health Plan. Karen was also the Director of Planning and Marketing for Los Angeles Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Van Wagner earned her Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Western Michigan University. In 2008 she accepted appointment to serve as a member of the Tarrant County Hospital District's Board of Managers. She is married and has two children.
Tom Deas, Jr., MD, Appointed Chief Medical Officer of Sandlot | Sandlot Solutions, Inc. [cached]
7/7/2011 NTSP Executive Director Dr. Karen Van Wagner is quoted in the journal article "Accountable Care Organization Prototypes:...
Karen Van Wagner appointed to TeHA Board of Directors
by Karen van Wagner and Michael R. Solomon This article was published in Healthcare Informatics in August of 2010. ...
Santa Rosa Consulting and North Texas Specialty Physicians Create Sandlot Solutions, Inc. - Camden Partners | Baltimore-based private equity firm, 17 Jan 2012 [cached]
"We know that we have developed a solution that is improving care, saving lives and allowing NTSP to better manage its expanding patient population," said Karen Van Wagner, executive director of NTSP.
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