Family medicine, preventive medicine, lifestyle change, tobacco intervention, technology in medicine, virtuwell
Medical director, health plan
Pat Courneya, MD, is HealthPartners Health Plan Medical Director, providing senior medical leadership in quality of care and making sure we are providing appropriate care to our patients. He is also the lead medical director of virtuwell and provides medical direction to the virtuwell team. Dr. Courneya directs a talented team of medical directors providing medical leadership in the development of policy and strategy for the health plan. He has 24 years experience in clinical practice and is a board certified Family Physician.
In the news:
Star Tribune: Online clinic is finding success
New York Times: At-risk patients gain attention of health insurers
Pioneer Press: Prostate cancer: New study challenges value of surgery
“The central objective and greatest opportunity we have right now is to create a health care delivery and finance system that delivers better value. That means better quality, better experience and lower cost. We should recognize it as an obligation we assume when we engage in this work.”
Did you know?
In the summer of 2010, Pat Courneya, his brother, and a friend sailed from Duluth, Minn., across the Atlantic Ocean to France, Spain and Portugal, ending their journey in Miami. Besides being an avid sailor, he also enjoys biking and running.