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Humana Names Gulf States Medicare Medical Director

Dr. Brian Strand tabbed for New Orleans-based regional post


Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:30 am EDT



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NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that Dr. Brian Strand has been appointed Regional Medicare Medical Director for Humana’s Gulf States Medicare market operations in Louisiana and Mississippi.

For the past 23 years, Dr. Strand has been in private practice in Mandeville, La., and since 2013 he has been on staff at the wound center of St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, La.

Dr. Strand’s extensive hospital, health care and medical experience also includes a six-year stint as medical director of the wound center at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La.; 11 years as a surgery instructor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.; and, the past two years as a member of United Healthcare’s regional peer review committee for the Southeast Region.

In his new regional medical director role for Humana, Dr. Strand will oversee clinical and medical activities for Humana’s Senior Products segment in the Gulf States, encompassing Humana Medicare markets in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Dr. Strand’s appointment was announced this month by Humana Gulf States Senior Products President April Golenor. Dr. Strand reports to Golenor, and he will be based in New Orleans.

Dr. Strand received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Wisc., and earned his MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC.

Dr. Strand is affiliated with a number of national medical associations and organizations, including the Louisiana State Medical Society, American Association for Physician Leadership and the American Medical Association, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Humana is one of the Gulf Coast’s leading Medicare health benefits companies, with more than 200,000 Medicare members in Louisiana and more than 115,000 members in Mississippi. Humana also has recently launched health initiatives in New Orleans and Baton Rouge to improve the health of those communities by 20 percent by 2020.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

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Dr. Brian Strand has been appointed Regional Medicare Medical Director for Humana’s Gulf States Medicare market operations in Louisiana and Mississippi. (Photo: Business Wire)
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