Passion + Vision = Purpose

Randy Cook MD, FACS - Senior Executive Physician Coach

  

Randy joins the MD Coaches team with more than four decades of bedside practice as a general and vascular surgeon.  He is a well-respected clinician, educator, and organizational leader. He holds certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine subspecialty, as well as certifications from the American Professional Wound Care Association and the American Board of Wound Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and formerly served as a designated medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. 


In addition to many years of clinical experience, he has also succeeded in multiple practice settings from solo practitioner to small single specialty group to large multispecialty clinic. During those clinical years, he was actively involved in the management and leadership structure, serving as Chairman of the Department of Surgery for Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as President of the Medical Staff and member of the hospital's Board of Trustees. Upon leaving surgery, he served as the medical director of the Jackson Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, and as a Zone Medical Director for Healogics, Inc., the largest wound care provider in the country, Randy oversaw wound care and hyperbaric medicine practices over a five state region in the southeastern U.S. He also served on the Board of Directors for The American Board of Wound Management and the American Professional Wound Care Association.


As a clinical educator, Randy's expertise was highly-sought after within the wound care industry. He served as Chairman of the Education Committee for the Wound Healing Society and was a member of the Physician Exam Committee for the American Board of Wound Management where he developed examination criteria that established the standard for national certification. As a Physician Training Faculty member for Healogics, Inc., Randy trained physicians and mid-level providers in the science of wound care and hyperbaric medicine, treatment modalities, and practice requirements within outpatient treatment centers, hospital inpatient departments, and post-acute care facilities. His efforts in this area helped mold a generation of medical care providers.


The many years of clinical, managerial, and leadership experience have provided Randy with invaluable insight into the practice of medicine and medical practice management. His initiatives drove change within the industry. Randy is uniquely situated to coach today’s physician from a well-informed position of having successfully balanced the business of medicine with the priesthood of medicine. 

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