Laurence M. Cortez

Chief Medical Officer at Humana Inc.

Location:
500 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Company:
Humana Inc.
HQ Phone:
(502) 580-1000
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Last Updated 8/2/2013

General Information

Employment History

Consultant - Senior Medical Director  - Health Integrated Inc

WELLTEK INCORPORATED

Education

University of Wisconsin Madison

BA degree  - University of Missouri Columbia

M.D.  - 

Medical Degree  - University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine

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WellTek | INVESTOR RELATIONS

Larry Cortez, M.D., F.A.C.P
Medical Director, Pure HealthyBack, Inc. Dr. Larry Cortez has 40 years experience in medical practice, research, education and administration and 15 years of managed care experience. As a physician staff member, he held the positions of Associate Head of Infectious Diseases, epidemiologist for a 500 bed tertiary care teaching hospital and several medical director roles including Medical Director for Patient relations, Medical Director for Quality Assurance and President of the Medical Staff, at the Ochsner Clinic and Foundation (now Ochsner Health Systems) in New Orleans, La. Following medical practice, he served as Medical Director for the Ochsner Health Plan and subsequently was Vice President for Clinical Innovation and ultimately Chief Medical Officer for Senior Products for Humana's seven states South Region. Dr. Cortez was born in Kansas City, Mo., attended the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Missouri Columbia earning his BA degree. He received his Medical Degree from the University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and has been on the faculty of LSU and Tulane Medical Schools and garnered teaching awards at both Tulane and Ochsner. He was similarly recognized during his service in the United States Air Force. Dr. Cortez has contributed to medical literature with over 40 articles and book chapters and has lectured on 4 continents on infectious diseases and appropriate use of antimicrobials, as well as been a member of many medical societies. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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The five members of the Advisory Board include: Thomas E. Dreisinger, PhD; Sam Toney, MD; Larry Cortez, MD, FACP; Michael Fulton, MD; and John Karazim, II, MD.
Dr. Cortez has 40 years of experience in medical practice, research, education and administration and 16 years of managed care experience. He was Vice President for Clinical Innovation and Chief Medical Officer for Senior Products for Humana's seven states South Region, as well as Medical Director for the Ochsner Health Plan in Louisiana. Prior to holding those positions, Dr. Cortez was a physician staff member where he held the following titles: Associate Head of Infectious Diseases, Medical Director for Patient Relations, Medical Director for Quality Assurance and President of the Medical Staff. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He has been on the faculty of LSU and Tulane Medical Schools and won several teaching awards. He has also contributed to medical literature with over 40 articles and book chapters and has lectured on four continents on infectious diseases and the appropriate use of antimicrobials.

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"We have already seen the Synergy program be effective in helping membersbetter communicate with their physicians, set goals and begin taking thenecessary steps to better health, as well as helping members to be moreadherent to their medication and treatment plans," said Dr. Larry Cortez,Humana Senior Products South Region Chief Medical Officer.

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