Provider Committee

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Provider Committee Members

  • Chair: Dr. Uri Guefen, Clincias de Salud del Pueblo
  • Vice-Chair: Dr. Mukesh Bhatt, Calexico Pharmacy
  • Dr. Smit Chauhan, Imperial County Behavioral Health Services
  • Dr. Bushra Ahmad, Imperial County Behavioral Health Services
  • Dr. John Teague, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District 
  • Dan Kang, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc.
  • Dr. Patrick Wolcott, Imperial Valley Sleep Center

Committee Responsibilities  

The Provider Committee serves as an advisor to the Commission on health care issues, medication prescribing practice, medication usage patterns, peer review, and credentialing/re-credentialing decisions. This committee is responsible for reviewing provider grievances and/or appeals, provider quality issues, and other peer review matters. The Physician Advisory Committee is charged with the assessment of standards of health care as applied to Medi-Cal beneficiaries and providers; assists with development of indicators for studies; and regularly reviews guidelines that are promulgated to contracting providers and members. This committee consists of a variety of practitioners in order to represent the appropriate level of knowledge to adequately assess and adopt healthcare standards.

Regular Meeting

  • Date: Third Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Location: Imperial County Public Health Department,Training Center
  • Meeting Agendas & Minutes