Bob Coates, Health Consultant
Bob Coates has developed a successful career in healthcare from the Appalachian region of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia to a national presence in high watermark delivery of demonstrated compliant healthcare as a practitioner executive, developing nineteen health networks in serving sixteen state jurisdictions. Bob has worked either professionally or executive healthcare as owner of the specialties of primary care, rural health clinics, behavioral health, physical therapy, interventional pain management, clinical laboratory services in both hematology and toxicology, concierge medicine, radiology, long term acute care, community mental health centers, and healthcare compliance management and consulting. Having a strong foundation of healthcare compliant practices, he has represented his clients since 1993 before Administrative Law Courts, professional licensure Boards, OIG investigations, DEA investigations, and FBI investigations. Bob’s proprietary behavioral health network, BayCare Behavioral Health Centers, Inc. achieved a Joint Commission 99.5% score of excellence.
During the initial Justice Department investigations into Southwestern Virginia pain management practices in 2001, Bob’s Appalachian clinics were audited for compliance, having 6,800 Medicare and Medicaid medical records reviewed over a two-year period, only to be informed by the Justice Department that the review yielded “zero deficiencies”. It is with that same scrutiny as a compliance-oriented practitioner executive, Bob assists clients before investigative agencies as to compliance with the U.S. Healthcare Laws.
In clinical practice since 1978, Bob is licensed as well in Tennessee as a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, and in Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor. His clinical focus since 2007 has been in the development of recovery programs and tele Caduceus Groups for impaired healthcare and legal professionals. His corporate focus in healthcare has been in the development of compliant pain management programs nationally under Pulido Coates and Associates, developing the Pulido Coates Pain Management Compliance Protocol which has demonstrated the ability to bring pain management patients to healing and seeing less than an eight percent recidivism rate.
Bob has served as a SAMHSA grant reviewer for state-based grants, is a resource for Wall Street investment firms for their healthcare clients producing compliance in healthcare, and since 1997 has been a provider of healthcare Continuing Education as a provider, SyMedica, recognized by the Florida Division of Medical Quality Assurance.
A graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a double major in Greek and Religion, a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, clinical training at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Bob also has been certified in Mind Body Psychology at the Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
In addition, as consulting with Lobbyit.com primarily as a lobbyist in the areas of healthcare and faith based initiatives, Bob continues to practice as a clinical psychotherapist in Alexandria, Virginia, and Franklin, Tennessee.