IMWell Health, a regional provider of onsite and near-site primary care clinics for large employers, recently hired a new medical director and vice president for operations.
Board-certified family medicine practitioner, Dr. Denver Barger, has joined IMWell Health as the medical director for its new Little Rock multi-employer clinic.
Barger, a 24-year veteran of family practice medicine, earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed his residency in Family Medicine at UAMS soon thereafter. He has served as staff physician and partner in several family practice clinics in Little Rock and Cabot during his career in family medicine.
“We are pleased to have a doctor as experienced and knowledgeable as Dr. Barger join our team,” said Dan Parker, CEO of IMWell Health. “His commitment to patient ‘whole-health’ embodies what IMWell Health strives to do for each client employee we see and treat.”
In addition to providing medical director duties at the Little Rock clinic, Barger’s responsibilities also include overseeing medical operations at the company’s Hot Springs clinic.
The company also announced that Eric Simpson has joined the firm in a newly created position of vice president of operations.
Simpson, who will be located in Fort Smith, is a 14-year veteran of management positions in the nursing and home care industry. He now helps oversee the delivery of dedicated medical services at all IMWell Health clinics. His new responsibilities include managing all clinical support staff, developing clinic work schedules, maintaining communication with client companies, and overseeing all general and administrative activities for the company.
“Our growth over the past few years has been exponential,” said Parker. “With over 40 employees spread across the region, we needed an operations manager to help guide our personnel and stay in close contact with our clients so we can continue that trend.”
Simpson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Arkansas Tech University, and also spent several years as a Registered Nurse and Adjunct Instructor for nursing classes during his career.
Founded in 2004, IMWell Health is a leader in providing quality primary care services for large employers with self-funded health plans.