Medical Doctor Associates - About Us
Medical Doctor Associates - About Us

About MDA

Providing physician and advanced practice locum tenens, temporary and temp-to-perm staffing services, Medical Doctor Associates (MDA) is part of one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing companies, Cross Country Healthcare. Since 1987, MDA has earned the trust of medical professionals and facilities alike with our dedication to ongoing satisfaction and the respect of our industry through our expertise and accolades, such as Inavero’s Best of Staffing Lists.

Like the people and organizations that we have the pleasure of serving every day, MDA’s mission and purpose is Care for All. We care for:

  • Healthcare facilities: Serving facility and patient needs, no matter the obstacles.
  • Healthcare professionals: Helping medical professionals live well in their devotion to wellness.
  • Each other: Working together to support professional and personal aspirations.
  • Community: Answering the call to make a difference.

To learn more about our mission, company or services, contact us today.


To serve the healthcare industry with a commitment to integrity, quality and personal service.

We...

  • do the right thing.
  • value people. We treat everyone with respect and have fun with each other.
  • communicate honestly with our clients, providers and fellow employees.
  • believe that competition brings out the best in us. We love to compete and we expect to win.
  • handle our client/physician needs with urgency. Problems are an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to do the right thing.
  • are the service and quality leader in our industry.
  • are fiscally responsible.
  • value personal responsibility and reward high achievement.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, look no further than Medical Doctor Associates (MDA). At MDA, we always keep in mind that there is a patient at the end of every placement that we make. Whether you work as a recruiter, an account manager or a member of one of our support teams, every MDA employee helps ensure that each patient receives care that might otherwise not be available.

Our purpose is to Care for All, and we are looking for team members that share this mission and vision.

Culture and Benefits

At Medical Doctor Associates (MDA), we hire smart, enthusiastic and caring people who are passionate about delivering on our mission to Care for All. When you have so many talented individuals in the same company driven to achieve the same goal, it fosters a culture of appreciation, teamwork and success. We are proud of our company culture and spirit, and work to sustain it through professional and personal development opportunities.

We also value the health and well-being of each MDA employee, as well as their family members, so we offer a complete package of competitive benefits. In addition to traditional medical/dental/disability/life insurance offerings, MDA provides paid time off, a retirement savings plan, and health and wellness programs.

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Meet Our Leaders

Medical Doctor Associates' (MDA) leadership is made up of locum tenens and healthcare staffing industry veterans. The team’s wealth of experience and deep industry knowledge help ensure that the entire MDA organization is committed to excellence in every interaction, every day.


Tim Fischer, President

Tim Fischer, President<

With a distinguished 20+ year career in the professional services industry, Tim leads the company with a proven track record of establishing, growing, and managing top performing teams. Tim brings a history of success in recruiting, innovation, and growth leadership to Medical Doctor Associates, with proven success in introducing creative business models and operational efficiency best practices. He attended the United States Air Force Academy and graduated from Culver-Stockton College.  He has served on the board of the National Liberty Museum and is currently on the board for Culver-Stockton College.

When not at work, Tim enjoys traveling with his wife, Jane, and experiencing different cultures throughout the world. His love of Asia has led to over 25 trips to this part of the world. Tim’s oldest son currently lives in Taiwan and is experiencing this part of the world for himself. If Tim ever disappears, you will more than likely find him in Italy. Tim also loves mentoring disadvantaged youth and is a big fan of Special Olympics.


Anne Anderson, Executive Vice President

Anne Anderson, Executive Vice President

With more than 29 years of experience at Medical Doctor Associates, Anne is responsible for risk management, government services and other operational functions, including travel and housing.  She is a past president of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) and served on the organization’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2014.  Anne earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama and received the Healthcare Risk Manager designation from MMI Companies and Finch University in Chicago, Illinois.

Outside of the office, Anne enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years, Craig, two daughters, son-in-law, grandson and three dachshunds.  She loves all things outdoors, especially SCUBA diving with her husband and holds the PADI Advanced Open Water Certification. Her entire family is passionate about University of Alabama football, and she loves watching the games with them. Anne is active in both The Marfans and Cystic Fibrosis Foundations and both organizations are especially dear to her.


Ted Weyn, Senior Vice President

Ted Weyn, Senior Vice President

As the Senior Vice President of Physician Services, Ted brings 30 years of diverse professional experience to the Medical Doctor Associates team. Beginning as a sales rep in New York City, he went on to hold several senior positions throughout the staffing industry in the clerical, light industrial and IT sectors. He also served as a founding member of one of the first VMS systems in the staffing industry. He later went on to found three of his own companies which were sold in 2012.  Most recently, Ted served as part of a turnaround team for Family Christian Stores prior to joining MDA.  He is a graduate of Fordham University.

He is a graduate with a Communications degree from Fordham University where he played 4 years of Lacrosse. When not with his family, Ted likes to be outdoors fly fishing.


Christine Coley, Vice President of Sales

Christine Coley, Vice President of Sales

Christine has almost a decade of experience in the healthcare recruitment industry. Currently Medical Doctor Associates’ Vice President of Sales, she has held every sales position within the company, making her uniquely qualified to drive success and results in the challenging environment of candidate attraction. She is the author of several blogs on healthcare trends and locum tenens in the temporary recruiting industry.  Christine has attracted some of the largest and most reputable healthcare systems to the MDA brand because she recognizes the importance of providing high quality opportunities to MDA’s physician partners.  Christine spent time studying at Oxford University in England and earned a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia.

Christine loves being a career mom. She is grateful for her house full of spirited, thoughtful boys. Christine loves sports; you can catch her enjoying soccer on and off the field, spending a Saturday biking to watch her boys play little league or taking them to an Atlanta United Football Club match. Fall is her favorite season because the weather is perfect for college football. Go Dawgs! Christine is an Atlanta native and loves spending family time in downtown spaces, going to outdoor concerts, festivals, art strolls, parks, eateries and waxing nostalgic over all the hometown Atlanta based traditions.


Mia Willhite, Director Account Management, Physician Services

Mia Willhite, Director Account Management, Physician Services

Serving as Medical Doctor Associates’ Director, Account Management, Mia is an accomplished, results-driven leader who puts a strong emphasis on strengthening relationships. She has been a healthcare leader for more than 10 years, with a focus on operations and business development. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration from Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business. Mia’s healthcare experience includes service line management, provider staffing and recruiting management, physician consulting and ambulatory practice management. She views herself as a partner in all roles and strives to improve the client’s experience with every interaction. Mia completed the Lean Healthcare Certificate Program and is a member of the American College of Health Executives (ACHE).

Outside of the office, Mia enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Mia is a proud aunt of 11 and enjoys being the BEST TT. Mia enjoys cooking, gardening and shopping. Mia’s favorite season is fall, as this normally includes football games, cute boots, sweaters, apple orchards, and s’mores. Mia also enjoys the arts and loves trying new things.


Cody Norton, Vice President of Physician Services

Cody Norton, Vice President of Physician Services

Cody is the Vice President of Physician Services at Medical Doctor Associates, although he was employed in the advertising and financial industries before embarking on a career shift to locum tenens at MDA.  Starting as a staffing consultant for MDA, he quickly excelled to one of the top two recruiters in his first full year, and has been promoted twice in his three years with the company. His success in both recruiting physicians and serving health care facilities allows him to bring his team a thorough understanding of how to deliver quality and excellence to both.  Cody attended Harding University, earning a degree in both International Business and Economics.  His drive, leadership, and tenacity are valuable traits in the locum tenens industry.  

When not at the office, Cody is a huge Dodgers fan and enjoys spending time with his three kids, two girls and a boy. He coaches his middle child's u10 boy's soccer team and plays the drums in his spare time. Lastly, Cody has been to almost every country in South America (all of those that speak Spanish), with the exception of Venezuela and Paraguay but plans to them some day.


Quincy S. Young, Director, Physician Services

Quincy S. Young, Director, Physician Services

As Director of Physician Services for Medical Doctor Associates, Quincy is responsible for the daily management of physician recruiters. Additionally, he assists the Vice President with development, analysis and implementation of staffing, training, accountability, and reward/recognition programs. He also serves on the Executive Leadership team. Quincy has more than 10 years of recruiting experience, and has worked with organizations across the healthcare spectrum, including the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense and Indian Health Services. He holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University.

Outside of the office, Quincy enjoys spending time traveling with his wife and exploring different cultures. He also loves spending free time mentoring and training basketball players from amateur to professional levels. His favorite sports teams are the Milwaukee Bucks, Greenbay Packers, Marquette Golden Eagles, and the Wisconsin Badgers.


Karen Mote, Vice President – Advanced Practice

Karen Mote, Vice President - Advanced Practice

Karen began her career in recruiting with Medical Doctor Associates 19 years ago in the Permanent Placement division.  She since moved to the Allied Health Group division and is currently Vice President of MDA’s Advanced Practice division. Karen attended North Georgia College, graduated from North Georgia Technical College, and worked in the healthcare industry for several years as a Medical Laboratory Technician before joining MDA. Her foundation in and deep passion for healthcare allows her to lend expertise and bring real-world solutions to today’s changing healthcare environments.

After working all week, Karen just loves being outdoors as much as possible. In the summers, she loves chilling by the pool and grilling out. In the fall, Karen and her husband love to take jeep rides through mountain backroads.  Her favorite thing during any time of the year is to get to spend time with my kids and their spouses… whenever possible. 


Nancy Burke, Director of Sales, Advanced Practice

Nancy Burke, Director of Sales, Advanced Practice

Nancy is Medical Doctor Associates’ Director of Sales for Advanced Practice, and she has more than 16 years of account management and recruiting experience. Since she joined MDA, she has served in a recruiter and/or account management role for Physician Services, Advanced Practice, and in Allied Health. In 2014, her broad range of specialty knowledge enabled her to help develop and manage the Talent Acquisition program.  Prior to joining MDA, Nancy had a successful career as a Territory Manager in the industrial safety and automotive industries.

Nancy loves to spend her free time hiking and camping. She and her husband have visited several of our country’s national parks, but they still have a few on their bucket list. When time allows, they also enjoy visiting Mexico and the Caribbean to explore tropical jungles, scuba dive, and wander through interesting and cities and villages. While at home Nancy enjoys cooking and the challenge of preparing tasty and healthy foods. 


April Hawthorne, Director of Recruitment Advanced Practice

April Hawthorne, Director of Recruitment Advanced Practice

April’s demonstrated history of success in the staffing and recruiting industry makes her uniquely suited for her role as Director, Advanced Practice at Medical Doctor Associates. During her 25-year tenure with MDA, she has provided leadership in sales, team building, and staffing services.  She spent most her career in emergency medicine and has become a subject matter expert in this field.  April also served as Team Lead for our government division and developed a successful and cohesive team of recruiters with multi-specialty capabilities. April received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Development from Harding University.

April has lived in Atlanta for over 20 years, but originally hails from South Louisiana. She loves spending time with family and enjoying spicy Cajun cuisine!  She is an animal lover and claims that lost animals all know her address.  She and her family love going to the beach and make frequent five-hour road trips South to sunny Florida.  She has been privileged to serve in the women’s ministry at her local church for the last ten years. Last but not least, April has been loving her job and being part of the MDA family for the past 24 years and counting!


Di Hall, CPCP CPMSM - Senior Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement

Di Hall, CPCP CPMSM - Senior Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement

As Medical Doctor Associates’ Senior Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement, Di has more than 20 years’ experience in managed care credentialing and quality improvement. She began her career in 1993 as the Credentialing Coordinator at a small PPO in Amarillo, Texas. She has successfully assisted her organizations through NCQA, URAC, and The Joint Commission accreditation reviews.  Her current position covers oversight of clinical candidate qualification verification, regulatory compliance, company-wide quality initiatives, auditing and training. Di is dually certified via the National Association of Medial Staff Services (NAMSS) and served as past Chair of Education and on their Marketing/Membership Committees. She is currently President of the Georgia Association of Medical Staff Services, after being a volunteer leader since 1998.  She is national speaker and subject matter expert in managed care and delegated credentialing topics.

Di has more than 20 years’ experience in managed care credentialing and quality improvement. She is currently President of the Georgia Association of Medical Staff Services (GAMSS), having served as a volunteer leader since 1998.  She is national speaker and subject matter expert in managed care and delegated credentialing topics. She has been married to her husband, Ike, a certified health physicist, since 1991. Di and her husband share a passion for penguins and travel, including a once in a lifetime trip to Antarctica.  They hope to travel to New Zealand and Australia to add to their penguin travel passport.


Scott Gage, CPCS - Director Risk Management

Scott Gage, CPCS - Director Risk Management

Scott has more than 24 years of experience with Medical Doctor Associates. He is currently the Director of Risk Management Services, which includes the functions of our Intake, Re-credentialing, Assignment, and Client Onboarding teams. He is CPCS-certified through the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) and has served as a board member of the Georgia Association of Medical Staff Services (GAMSS) since 2014. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

When not in the office, Scott loves serving in the youth ministry at his church, where he mentors teens. He has been a part of more than 15 mission team in the U.S. and to other countries. He has led 12 youth mission trips of about 28 people to Mexico and Panama. Scott is a huge Atlanta sports fan and looks for any opportunity to cheer on his teams. Scott has been married 26 years to his high school sweetheart and they have two amazing kids who are 22 and 19.


Lauren Summerville, Corporate Sales Trainer

Lauren Summerville, Corporate Sales Trainer

Lauren is a dedicated professional with more than 10 years of experience providing quality customer service and business management. She started her professional career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where she learned the secrets of the company’s legendary customer service. In her eight years at the Buckhead property, she sold meetings and special events while also holding three different departmental trainer positions. She also was an award-winning leader, receiving the Five Star Employee Award for Outstanding Leadership & Loyalty to the company three times. Lauren joined MDA as a Staffing Consultant, managing client accounts and recruiting top physician talent. She was later promoted to Team Leader of the Primary Care team while continuing to actively recruit Physicians. Lauren’s passion for helping others through training eventually led her to the Corporate Sales Trainer role. She enjoys setting new employees up for success with a solid foundation, while also providing continuous training for all of MDA.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family. She loves art, photography, hiking and baking. Lauren loves coffee, too!


Don Chapman, Director Physician Applications

Don Chapman, Director Physician Applications

Don has worked with Medical Doctor Associates for 23 years, assisting with their information systems and technology solutions. He has served many management roles within the organization, including development, project management, and operations with a focus on customer service. Currently the Director of Physician Applications, Don recently managed MDA's transition to cloud-based systems. During his tenure at MDA, Don has received 14 awards for customer service and dedication including the Presidents' Club, Leadership Award, Synergy Award, and Employee of the Year. Don earned a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

Outside the office, Don enjoys spending time with his wife Laura, and twin high school students, Colin and Emily. They are a "running family" and enjoy traveling around the southeast watching the twins compete in cross country and track and field. Don also loves supporting local charities, particularly the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (in memory of his Father), and North Fulton Community Charities. Hobbies include music, UGA Football, Formula 1 and Indycar racing, and enjoying eating out at all the diverse restaurants in the Atlanta area!


Diana Packwood, Senior Manager Human Resources

Diana Packwood, Senior Manager Human Resources

With more than 17 years of Human Resources experience, Diana’s career began with a focus on payroll and benefit administration. She joined Medical Doctor Associates in 2002, and has served the company as Payroll Administrator, Payroll and Benefits Manager, and currently as Senior Manager of Human Resources. Diana is responsible for hiring, staff management and development, payroll, benefits, and employment compliance administration. Our Human Resources Department’s emphasis is on support and service to our Leadership and employee staff through individual career and cultural development for production results.  Prior to joining MDA, Diana spent almost 15 years in healthcare as an Ophthalmic Technician and Medical Practice Administrator, which gives her additional insight in serving the healthcare industry. 

Diana loves music, animals, coffee, and spending time with friends and family. Some of her favorite pastimes include enjoying the adorable antics of her cat child named Ava, shopping and sharing a good meal with special people. Diana is also a big Atlanta Braves fan and usually doesn’t miss tuning into all the games. 


Maggie Watson, Director of Travel & Housing

Maggie Watson, Director of Travel & Housing

For the past 14 years, Maggie has worked on building and overseeing the travel and housing team at Medical Doctor Associates (MDA). Her more than 29 years of experience in the travel industry has been essential to finding the lowest fares and rates with hotels, airlines, and car rentals for locum tenens clinicians. Maggie takes great pride in caring for needs of healthcare providers who travel the country with MDA to meet the medical needs of our clients and their patients. Maggie graduated from North East Academy in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

After working hours, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially our four grandchildren. Three years ago we decided to buy a pony and cart for our grandkids to enjoy... I think the tables have turned around on us, and we are now the owners of five horses which we love to show. Recently we competed in St. Louis at the ASPC National Congress Show. I am proud to say we won Champion in the amateur driving class.


Allen Ariz, Health Care Recruiter Analyst

Allen Ariz, Health Care Recruiter Analyst

As the Health Care Recruiter Analyst, Allen brings more than 15 years of Recruitment and Human Resource experience to Medical Doctor Associates (MDA. He has worked with clients from various industries, including Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Government/Public Sector, Insurance, Education, Finance, Entertainment/Media, Telecommunication, Retail and Manufacturing. Allen is responsible for increasing the brand awareness amongst healthcare providers (HCPs) in order to expand the pool of qualified clinicians across a variety of specialties. He manages the implementation of brand-building and results-driven marketing for the company. He coordinates marketing and advertising strategies that include digital marketing, collateral, advertising, event marketing, tradeshows, website content, email marketing and social media. Allen earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trinity University of Asia.

Outside work, Allen enjoys traveling, netsurfing, watching movies, listening to music, working-out, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends. He actively contributes to Save The Storks and doing church services on Sundays. He is a former volunteer of Good Works and hoping to become a member of Habitat For Humanity soon.

Helping to create access to patient care is our business, but it is only part of how Medical Doctor Associates (MDA) gives back to our communities and society. As part of our mission to Care for All, MDA answers the call to make a difference by contributing to charitable causes and creating our own outlets for giving.

Random Acts of Giving was created by MDA employees in 2013 and is our way of spreading acts of kindness throughout our communities, like singing at a senior center, handing out gas cards to parents at a children’s hospital, and taking treats to local firefighters and police officers. With MDA’s Taking Care of Our Own, our team members support one another during difficult times with financial grants that are funded by employees purchasing the right to wear jeans on Thursdays.

MDA is also a proud sponsor of the domestiques cycling team, and several of our employees ride as part of the team for Bike MS, Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life and Pedaling for Parkinson’s. In addition, as an organization and as individual team members, we support the American Heart Association and the Norcross Cooperative Ministry.

 

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