Since 2010, Altus Infusion has been partnering with physicians to provide comprehensive infusion therapy services in their offices, ensuring the best standard of care at the point of service to patients. In-office infusion therapy allows patients to receive their treatment in a comfortable, convenient, and familiar environment under the supervision of their trusted healthcare team. Healthcare providers benefit from increased patient management, interaction , and education all of which can strengthen the provider-patient relationship and patient outcomes.
Our team of highly qualified experts strives to provide physician practices with the tools and resources needed to ensure all patients have access to affordable, quality treatment. From clinical care, contracting, billing and reimbursement to staffing, we work to remain at the forefront of in-office infusion therapy delivery. Through our partnerships with physicians , we provide:
At Altus Infusion , we are committed to improving access, quality , and affordability of care for all patients. We believe in the motto: treat each patient like family. To learn more about our services, contact Brady Clark at 817.832.9559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Elliott is the President of Altus Infusion. Mark started in Healthcare as the Director of Business Development at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston, Texas after receiving his Masters in Healthcare Administration in 1998 from Houston Baptist University. Mark remained as the Director until he created his first medical billing company, Medical Office Solutions of Texas (MOST) in 2002. Mark provided billing services for many rheumatologists throughout Texas. As a result of this, Mark quickly developed a reputation as an expert in rheumatology practice management, specifically Infusion Management. Mark was also a consultant and on the speaker bureau for several pharmaceutical companies. In June of 2010, Mark started Summit On-Site Solutions (SOS) with his business partner, Clint Fowler. In a span of 18 months, the SOS client base expanded to over 10 practices. In 2012, SOS partnered with Altus Healthcare and formed Altus Infusion. At present, Altus Infusion is rapidly expanding while providing infusion management services to rheumatology and neurology practices across the United States.
Clint is currently the Executive Vice President for Altus infusion. He is a seasoned healthcare executive with 20+ years of management and sales experience. In 1990, Clint received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2010 he started Summit On-site Solutions along with his business partner, Mark Elliott. Shortly thereafter, SOS started managing infusion suites for rheumatologists. In a span of 18 months, the SOS client base expanded to over 10 practices. In 2012, SOS partnered with Altus Healthcare and formed Altus Infusion. At present, Altus Infusion is rapidly expanding while providing infusion management services to rheumatology and neurology practices.
Brady Clark is the Vice President of Business Development for Altus Infusion. He has over 23 years of experience in the Pharma/Biotech industry, with an emphasis in IV Biologics for Rheumatology. His expertise includes product sales, Buy-and-Bill reimbursement, practice management, and infusion suite management. Brady received his BBA from Texas Tech University.
John Long serves as our Vice President of Clinical Operations. He has over 20 years experience in health care administration and nursing in the fields of emergency medicine, nephrology, family practice, flight nursing and rheumatology. He attended both the University of Texas Health Science Center and the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Medical Group Management AssociationRheumatology Nurses Society and National Organization of Rheumatology Managers.
Ashley Baudry serves as the Director of Clinical Operations, working closely with both our nurses and physicians. She has 7 years of experience in the clinical and administrative setting —varying from family practice, sleep studies, and Rheumatology . Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Valdosta State University in Georgia.
Isaac Aparicio is the Director of Business Development. He has over twenty years of experience in healthcare in various facets: hospitalist practice administration, hospital managed care contracting and physician relations. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Karen serves as the Director of Managed Care Contracting for Altus Infusion and has 28 years of healthcare business experience. She works with both physicians and hospitals in all aspects of practice management with emphasis on health plan contracting, along with experience as a Senior Contract Manager during the planning phase .
Karen studied Business Administration at San Jose State University.
After her arrival to Texas, she was given the opportunity to work with the Texas Department of Insurance to be part of the Peer Review Committee for SB418.
Tamara Jaimes joined Altus Infusion in September 2013 as the Director of Administrative Services, where she manages the business office operations of the revenue cycle, including the Verification and Assistance departments, as well as billing and collections. Tamara has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having worked atthe practice level, at the payer level, and in the medical billing arena. Tamara is a graduate from LeTourneau University,where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and her Master’s degree in Business Administration. Tamara is also an active member of the Gulf Coast Medical Group Management Association and the Texas Medical Group Management Association.
Laura Harbaugh serves as the Manager of Client Services. She has over eight years of experience in many aspects of health care operations including inpatient hospitals, Infectious Disease, Neurology, and Rheumatology practices, compounding pharmacies, and infusion therapy management. Laura holds a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Texas Woman’s University-Houston.
Wayne Chan serves as General Counsel and Compliance Director for Altus Infusion. He is a licensed attorney who began his legal career in medical malpractice defense litigation, representing physicians and clinics in personal injury claims and related health law. Wayne’s legal interests in health law, health care litigation, and risk management stem from his primary interests in both literature and science. Wayne graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in English and Biology before attending law school at South Texas College of Law.
Gina Huffman joined Altus Infusion in August of 2014, as the Director of Business Development. She is responsible for building partnerships with Rheumatologists, Neurologists and GI physicians throughout the Southeast region, improving access for patients that are in need of biologic infusions. Gina has 17 years of leadership experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry. She is a Registered Dietitian, earning a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from Texas Womans University in Denton, Texas. In addition, Gina is a member of the American Dietetic Association and a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America.
Jennifer George serves as the Regional Director of Nursing for the East Coast, working closely with both our nurses and physicians. She has over 12 years of experience in the clinical and administrative setting —varying from Emergency and Trauma Services, Rheumatology, Neurology and Gastroenterology. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, Society of Trauma Nurses and the Rheumatology Nurses Society.
Jake Fields joined Altus Infusion in January of 2016. He received his Bachelors of Science from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Coming out of college, he worked for Metabolic Testing Services out of St. Mary’s Medical Hospital. There, he was a cardiopulmonary technician. He is an exciting part of the Altus Infusion sales team and is expanding Altus across the Northeast as the region’s Business Development Representative.
Brian Kohl joins our team as the Director of Business Development for the West Coast with over 31 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry. A proven sales leader with Biotech/ Pharmaceutical clinical and business acumen. He has worked for Fisons/Pennwalt, Novartis, Centocor (J&J), Biogen Idec, Genentech, and Mallinckrodt. Brian exercises a superior consultative sales approach that inspires respect, loyalty, and meaningful relationships with all customers and peers. He has nationally recognized leadership with territories and teams in Texas, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. He is also fully experienced with clinical buy and bill models and possesses a proven track record in the sales continuum from clinical decision to reimbursement in managed markets. Brian has been married for 30 years to his beautiful wife Catherine and has 5 children Alexi (28), Triplets: Dalton (19), Chaney (19), Alec (19) and Jackson (16). He resides in Layton, Utah which has the “Greatest Snow on Earth”!
Tamara ‘Tami’ Shepherd is our Regional Director of Nursing for the Midwest Region. She has over 19 years of infusion nursing experience in the areas of pediatric oncology, adult oncology, neurology, rheumatology, and gastroenterology. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma. Tami is also a member of the Rheumatology Nurses Society.
Stephen Durrett joins our team as a Director of Business Development, Central Region. Stephen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May 1995 with his BS in Chemistry. During his 17-year tenure in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, he gained experience and knowledge in product launches, navigating managed care and Medicare, training and leading teams to success, opening infusion centers and billing/reimbursement for buy and bill products. Stephen has received numerous awards in Sales Performance and leadership due to his passion for putting patients first. It is this attitude and passion that drives him. Stephen and his wife, Brandie live in Sugar Land with their 2 dogs, Kimber and Sadie.
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