What We Do:
MetaMD provides physician, clinician and patient education and training through preceptorships, seminars, one-to-one professional training and interactive patient education.
Physician and Clinical Training
MetaMD provides training, education and support to physicians and their staffs. We help them:
- Meet credentialing requirements for physicians and technologists.
- Understand and comply with major reimbursement issues so that they are appropriately paid for both the technical and professional components of the ultrasound-related services they provide.
- Fill short or long-term personnel needs with qualified technologists.
- Enhance the practices’ ability to provide excellent patient care.
Patient Education Programs
MetaMD provides patient education programs to hospitals, medical practices and other healthcare providers. We recently acquired substantially all of the assets of Patient Education Programs, LLC; a leading provider of interactive, multilingual patient education. Our current areas of focus are:
- To deliver high quality, cost effective, interactive parent / caregiver education through Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at hospitals of all sizes.
- To deliver self-directed diabetes education through hospitals, physician practices, pharmacies and other healthcare providers.
Francene Jenkins, RDMS, RVT: Clinical Coordinator / Course Instructor:
Prior to joining MetaMD, she was a Registered Vascular Technologist and Trainer for Navix Diagnostix, where she was responsible for producing high quality vascular ultrasound exams for clients in multiple states. In addition, Ms. Jenkins trained new sonographers on scanning techniques and appropriate clinical protocols. The exams included upper/lower extremity arterial and venous Doppler, Aorta/Endograft studies, pre-operative endovascular venous ablation mappings, Arterial-Venous Fistula mapping/duplex, Carotid, TCD, and Renal/Mesenteric artery studies, among others.
Before joining Navix, Ms. Jenkins was a DMS /Vascular Lecture/ Lab Instructor and Interim Program Director for the West Coast Ultrasound Institute-Phoenix Campus. There, she provided leadership, guidance and clinical instruction to students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at WCUI-Phoenix Campus, an ACCSC School of Distinction Recipient-2012.
As DMS Program Director, Ms. Jenkins was responsible for overseeing the selection of program textbooks, meeting with community partners from local hospitals and clinics which acted as clinical sites for the students and was responsible for making disciplinary recommendations for students and faculty alike. Jenkins is extremely competent in a wide variety of diagnostic and vascular exams including Carotid, Venous, Arterial Duplex Scanning as well as Aortic, Renal, Mesenteric, Endograft and Vein mapping interrogation studies.
Not only is Ms. Jenkins extremely knowledgeable in vascular ultrasound, she makes learning fun. Her students, whether physicians or sonographers, give her high marks for her approach to didactic instruction and hands-on activities. From the classroom to the examining room, Francene puts people at ease with both her knowledge and demeanor.
Amanda M. Walton: Principal and Director of Business Development
Mrs. Walton is an experienced business development professional with an academic background in science and math. After beginning her career in a pharmaceutical research lab, Mrs. Walton discovered that she had a talent for business development and has since combined her interests in the medical sciences with her abilities to develop and market clinical and business solutions to medical professionals.
Formerly a Regional Manager for Navix Diagnostix, she was responsible for sales and business development throughout the southeast. One of her responsibilities was the marketing and coordination of physician education courses. Before joining Navix, she represented the interventional vascular product line for Teleflex where she was responsible for business development, as well as training physicians in actual surgical environments.
Mrs. Walton directs MetaMD’s business development activities and identifies new services and relationships that serve the business and clinical needs of our clients.
Ronald L. Moore: Principal and Director of Corporate Development Services
Mr. Moore provides corporate development services to MetaMD and its clients and develops alliances with organizations and individuals with compatible business missions and overlapping target audiences. As a serial entrepreneur and consultant, Moore has launched several businesses and provided opportunity identification/analysis, strategy development, new venture creation, and merger and acquisition services to clients ranging from individuals and closely held firms to Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.
In the 1980’s, he founded Office America, one of the first office supply superstore chains. The company grew to more than 20 stores and over $70 million in sales before being sold to Staples. Moore also created the Supply Room Companies, an office products business that has grown to over $100 million in sales by following a “roll-up” and consolidation strategy.
In the 1990’s, as a consultant to Circuit City, the former electronics-retailing giant, Moore identified the opportunity to create the first used car superstore concept. This venture, called CarMax, surged to over $1 billion in annual sales in five years and became a Fortune 500 company in its tenth year of operation.
Later, Moore launched the National Caregivers Library (www.CaregiversLibrary.org), one of the largest online resources in the nation to provide support to family caregivers, typically seniors and their adult children.
David Garlock: Advisor and Senior Consultant
Mr. Garlock provides financial and business consulting services to MetaMD and its clients. His experience and insights gained from 20+ years of accounting, treasury and finance responsibilities with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, combined with over 10 years of advisory and interim financial officer assignments for companies in the healthcare, manufacturing, retail and energy sectors make Garlock uniquely valuable to MetaMD and its clients.
His knowledge and experience encompass third party reimbursements, health care business office management, financial control system management, cash management and treasury operations, management accounting functions, tax, budgeting, business insurance, benefits, leasing, and benefit plan financial management.
In the healthcare area, Mr. Garlock has served in several important capacities. He has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer for two healthcare organizations. One was a 40 room specialty surgical hospital in El Paso, Texas where he managed financial and accounting operations through the duration of a bankruptcy proceeding. Operating responsibilities included managing business office operations, financial reporting, coding and patient records management, purchasing function, payroll, Medicare cost reports, and Information Technology. He also worked with investment bankers to manage the sale process of the hospital’s operating assets and transition to new ownership.
Mr. Garlock also served as interim CFO for a chain of sleep diagnostic and therapy clinics in five states. His primary focus was to improve cash collections on receivables, improve the front end intake and billing systems, and manage the company’s credit facilities with a major institutional lender. Operating responsibilities included cash management, financial reporting, lender relations, business office operations, and unit profitability analysis.
Garlock served as Engagement Manager for Bankruptcy Trust for Impath, Inc., in New York, New York. The company formerly operated a national oncology testing lab that was sold in bankruptcy proceedings. His primary focus was to handle financial reporting and tax functions while in dissolution and to recover assets for the shareholders of the Company. Trust responsibilities included (1) litigation support for and negotiation for the successful resolution of a $7.6 million working capital dispute related to an asset purchase agreement; and (2) the recovery of approximately $35 million in federal, state and local tax refund claims and interest related to misreporting of taxable income for 5 years.
As an advisor to a chain of physical, occupational and speech therapy clinics in Southside Virginia, Garlock focused on improving financial reporting capabilities for site-specific profit evaluations and improving the companies processes for enhancing revenues for services rendered.
Steve Hutcherson: Advisor
Mr. Hutcherson is an entrepreneur, pharmaceutical product developer, builder and leader of interdisciplinary teams, and inventor. He has founded and led four startups in the pharma/biotech space, and raised venture capital to support one of these startups.
His teams have developed and brought to market 11 prescription drug products valued in excess of $1.5 billion in annual revenues. His large pharma employers include Burroughs Wellcome Co. (now GlaxoSmithKline) and A.H. Robins (now Wyeth). He’s served on executive teams at several small biotech companies including CpG ImmunoTherapeutics (Coley Pharmaceuticals acquired by Pfizer), CellGate, Critical Therapeutics (acquired by Cornerstone Therapeutics), Alynlam Pharmaceuticals, and Isis Pharmaceuticals. He is a past member of the Organization and Management faculty for Capella Univerisity.
Hutcherson’s teams have been at the cutting edge of rational drug design. Their approved products include Septra®/Bactrim®, Tenex®, Clobex Spray®, Condylox®, Polytrim®, Viroptic®, Zovirax®, Valtrex®, Vitravene®, Vitrase®, and Xibrom®. His current focus is on products for blinding ocular disease such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
His three patents on immune stimulation by phosphorothioate deoxyoligonucleotide analogs were licensed to CpG ImmunoTherapeutics as part of their core intellectual property for the company.
Hutcherson is a microbiologist turned entrepreneur. He received his A.B. degree in Biology from Elon University and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He has graduate training in microbiology from N.C. State University and pharmacology/pharmacokinetic training from Stanford University.