Alignment Healthcare Names Florida Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Theophilus Sai to oversee Alignment’s clinical care model for members across state 

ORANGE, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla. (June 5, 2017) – Alignment Healthcare has named internist Theophilus (Theo) Sai, M.D., chief medical officer of its Florida market, which the California-based company entered Jan. 1, 2016. 

Based in Tampa, Dr. Sai oversees all of Alignment’s employed physicians and clinical personnel who deliver care to patients in five Florida counties: Clay, Duval, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota. Alignment Healthcare operates clinics in those counties and manages the care for Florida Blue’s BlueMedicare Preferred HMO, membership in which has more than doubled over the last year. 

“Theo is an exceptional physician leader with the experience and knowledge to oversee our Florida clinical team during this period of growth, so that every patient receives the care needed to reach their best health,” said Henry Do, M.D., Alignment Healthcare chief medical officer, East Region.

Dr. Sai most recently was chief medical officer for senior products (Central Florida Market) for Humana, Inc. Prior to that, he was medical director at Tampa Family Health Centers. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and serves on the board of directors for Vincent House in Pinellas Park and Warrick Dunn Charities in Atlanta. With research interests in urban public health, he has been a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of South Florida since 2008. 

Dr. Sai is board certified in internal medicine. He received his degree in medicine from the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Médicas de la Habana in Cuba, graduating with honors. He completed his residency in internal medicine at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center of Chicago.

ABOUT ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE
Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of health care by shifting the focus from payments to people. We’ve created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, our innovative data-management technology allows us to commit to caring for seniors and those who need it most: the chronically ill and frail. With offices and care centers across the country, Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers HMO plan options to California residents through the Alignment Health Plan, and partners with select health plans in North Carolina and Florida to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, please visit www.alignmenthealthcare.com

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