NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Little Clinic has announced the appointment of Marc Watkins as VP and corporate medical director, reporting directly to Kenneth Patric, chief medical officer.
Prior to joining The Little Clinic, Watkins spent six years with Concentra Health Services in various physician leadership roles and most recently was national medical director, clinical account management. In this role, he provided strategic, operational and clinical program development to major employers across the country.
“Marc’s expertise is in leading organizations in maintaining and expanding market share through strategic growth with a strong focus on the delivery of quality patient care. He is the kind of strategic thinker with a passion for results and a passion for people that meshes well with these same values shared by Kroger and The Little Clinic and that we will need in an ever-changing consumer focused economy,” stated Patric.
Watkins served eight years in the U.S. Navy, serving exclusively with the U.S. Marines. He was twice awarded the Navy Commendation Medal in direct support of combat operations while assigned in Iraq. He was honorably discharged in 2010 as a lieutenant commander.
Watkins is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and American College of Physician Executives. He considers his core competency to be designing and implementing quality medical programs that focus on improving clinical outcomes while at the same time reducing cost through a multidisciplinary team.