Wise Named Medical Director At Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Louisiana
November 14, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Dr. Rodney Wise, former medical director at Louisiana Medicaid, has been named medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
Wise’s three-year tenure at Medicaid, where he oversaw the development of a managed care program, followed six years as maternity medical director of the Maternal Child Health Program of the Louisiana State Office of Public Health. For more than two decades prior to those posts, Wise served as an instructor, then professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and the LSU Medical Center in Monroe.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and an M.D. degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, where he later held a fellowship in medical genetics. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at LSU-affiliated hospitals in Shreveport.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is the oldest and largest Louisiana-based health insurance company. Blue Cross is a private, fully taxed mutual company, owned by policyholders—not shareholders—and governed by a local Board of Directors. It is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
The company and its subsidiaries provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to more than one out of every four Louisiana residents. With headquarters in Baton Rouge and eight district offices, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana employs nearly 2,000 Louisianians who are committed to improving the lives of its customers by providing them with health guidance and affordable access to quality care.
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