Monday, December 10, 2007

CDPHP Appoints New Director


CDPHP® today announced the appointment of Gary Gonzales as director of practitioner and vendor contracting. In this position, Gonzales will manage all physician and adjunct provider contracting and continue to enhance and develop provider and vendor relationships.

“Gary brings more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry,” said William J. Cromie, MD, MBA, president and CEO, CDPHP. “His broad knowledge of health plans coupled with an understanding of contracting, provider relations, and network development will enhance our negotiations with primary care physicians, specialists, and other practitioners,” said Cromie.

Prior to joining CDPHP, Gonzales held several management positions including executive director of contract operations at St. Joseph Health System in Anaheim, Calif., and director of provider services at PacifiCare of California in Cypress, Calif. He also served at other health care organizations including Cigna and Partners Health Plans in Arizona.

Gonzales earned a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in business management from the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.

About CDPHP®
Founded and guided by physicians, CDPHP and its affiliates currently serve members in 29 counties throughout New York state and seven counties in Vermont. The four affiliated companies of CDPHP include a family of products: Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc.—HMO, Healthy New York, Medicare Choice, Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. CDPHP Universal Benefits, Inc.® —PPO, High Deductible PPO, POS, and EPO. Capital District Physicians' Healthcare Network, Inc. —self-insured plans; and APA Partners, Inc. —third party administration (TPA). Visit CDPHP at .