Faculty & Staff at TUC
Dr. Alesia Wagner
Department: Primary Care
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: phone: (707) 638-5290
Fax: fax: (707) 638-5255
Office: Administration & Faculty 1, Rm. 108
A 1983 graduate of DMU-COM, I have spent my professional career in family and occupational medicine, Osteopathic education on a clinical level, medical leadership, the "business of medicine" and supporting and promoting our wonderful profession. As adjunct clinical faculty for Touro California COM, when it first opened, I helped develop student rotations, a traditional internship and both DO family medicine and internal medicine residencies. Simultaneously, I had my own thriving family practice. In 2003, I relocated to Southern California, where I took a role in medical leadership for US Healthworks Medical Group. With oversight for as many as 35 occupational medical centers in Southern California, I provided clinical and corporate support to over 75 full-time physicians and PAs, as well as 40 contract specialists. I participated in many aspects of the business, as well as patient care, community education and support.
I have served on multiple committees both locally and at a national level, as well as Committee Chair for State and National Osteopathic Organizations.
In May 2013, I "came home" and rejoined Touro-California, College of Osteopathic Medicine,
as a full time assistant professor of family medicine. I am in the Solano County
Vallejo Clinic 2 days a week, involved with patient care and clinical education. I
serve as the the lead physician for adult medicine. Three days a week, I am on campus,
participating in the education for our 1st and 2nd year Osteopathic Medical students.
I am a Co-Course coordinator the Osteopathic Doctoring courses 1 through 4, sharing
this with my colleague, Dr. Cathy West. I also am the lead faculty member for our
physical diagnosis work group. One of my particular areas of interest and development
is the practical exams for our Doctoring course. I received promotion to Associate
professor July, 2016.
I am a member of the admissions committee for the COM, as well as the PIC (Performance Improvement Committee) for the university. I continue to serve as the physician advisor to the OPSC student chapter and the ACOFP student chapter here on our Touro campus.
I earned my BA in the Life Sciences from Rowan University, in Glassboro, New Jersey
in 1977, when I graduated Magna Cum Laude. I attended Des Moines University College
of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in the class of 1983. I did a traditional rotating
internship at the Kennedy Memorial Hospitals, in Stratford, New Jersey from 1983-1984.
I spent the next 6 years working in family medicine, urgent care and emergency rooms,
and expanding my education via CME. In 1990, I sat for the AOBFP certifying exam,
becoming Board Certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
in 1991. I became a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
in 2002, sponsored by J. P. McNerney, DO, FACOFP, Distinguished.
I completed the Costin Scholars program for Osteopathic educators in 2015 and am proud to add CS to the letters after my name.
My participation in Osteopathic Education started with Touro California COM's first graduating class. Lake Mead Hospital Medical Center, in North Las Vegas, Nevada, allowed me to establish students rotations for as many as 40 students, in a variety of specialties, a traditional "rotating" internship and both a family medicine and internal medicine residency program. I served as the Director of Medical Education and the Family Medicine Residency Program Director. While the hospital was sold to a group that chose not to continue the teaching programs, the programs survived and grew at another nearby facility in Las Vegas.
My faculty appointments include the following:
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, California.
Associate Professor Family Medicine - current
Clinical Professor Adjunct Faculty – Department of Family Medicine
Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona, California
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dallas, Texas
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
I am currently a course coordinator for the Osteopathic Doctoring course. Dr. Catherine West and I share the course coordinator role for all 4 semesters of this course at the COM. I provide lectures on a variety of OMS1 and OMS2 subjects, as well as laboratories in physical diagnosis, cases and procedures. I additionally teach 3rd and 4th year students at our FQHC clinic in family medicine.
American Osteopathic Association- Member since 1979
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians - Member since 1979
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California - Member since 2003; President 2013-2014
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians of California - Member since 2003; President 2009-2011
Executive Council Conclave of Fellows to the ACOFP - Member since 2010
American College of Osteopathic Preventative and Environmental Medicine - Member since 2008
American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine - Member since 2008
Western College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine - Member since 2008
W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year - 2016
Physician of the Year 2012 - ACOFP-California
Presidential Citation 2008- ACOFP - California
- 5/2013-current Associate Professor Primary Care – Touro University College of Osteopathic
- Teaching responsibilities in classroom environment for 1st and 2nd year Osteopathic Medical students and clinic environment for 3rd and 4th year students.
- Participate in Primary Care department curriculum development
- Work as a family physician in FQHC county clinic, providing patient care to the underserved in Vallejo
- 8/2005-1/2013 Regional Medical Director – US Healthworks Medical Group of California
- Clinical Management of occupational medical centers in Southern California, ranging from 15 to 35 centers.
- Recruiting, Hiring, training and staffing for full-time physicians and mid-level providers, maintain in-house float pool of physicians and PAs, and independent contractor specialists
- Interface with patients, payers and employers for case management, questions, and concerns
- Best Practices
- QA/QM, Risk Management and Risk Prevention
- Formulary Committee
- Provider Performance and Key Metric Indicators
- Participate in Center Management Meetings and financial reviews
- Marketing of professional services
- Develop new service lines
- Direct patient care as time permitted
- 5/2004-8/2005 Center Medical Director – US Healthworks Chatsworth office
- Direct Patient care daily
- Staffing of the individual center
- Interact with local clients
- Monitor center performance
- 7/2003-5/2004 Staff Physician – Molina Medical Center – Palmdale, California
- Family Practice direct patient care
- Medi-Cal Managed Care
- 5/1997-4/2003 Owner/Family Physician – Total Family Care – Private Practice – North
Las Vegas, Nevada
- Fee-for-Service and Managed Care
- Urgent Care
- Workers’ Compensation
- Surgical Assists
- Out-Patient and In-Patient Care
- 6/1999-3/2003 Director Medical Education/Family Medicine Residency Director – Lake
Mead Hospital, North Las Vegas, Nevada
- Develop teaching Programs
- Recruit unpaid faculty
- Noon Lecture Series
- Grand Rounds
- Organize on-site and off-site rotations for students, interns and residents
- 9/1996-5/1997 Staff Physician/Independent Contractor – Osteopathic Medical Associates
of Nevada, Las Vegas.
- Relationship severed to open own practice
- 1/1991-9/1996 Staff Physician/Medical Director – Prime Health Medical Centers, Las
- Multi-disciplinary practice including, family medicine, urgent care and worker’s compensation
- All centers closed (Harmon under new ownership)
- 1/91-2/92 – staff physician at Las Vegas Medical Center I
- 3/92-10/93 – Harmon Medical Center, Medical Director 9/92-10/93
- 11/93-4/96 – Medical Director Las Vegas Medical Center IV – both inpatient and outpatient care
- 4/96-9/96 - Las Vegas Medical Center 1
- 1985-1/1991 Staff Physician/Department Head- Cigna Health Plan Urgent
Care, Mesa, Arizona
- Staff Physician – Part time – 9/85-6/89
- Full time Staff Physician – 6/89 – 1/90
- Department Head – 1/90-1/91
- Included QA/QM responsibilities, staffing, training, Best Practices and interaction with other departments
- 1985-1989 Staff Physician/Clinical Director – Maricopa Community
Medicine Associates, Phoenix, Arizona
- Full Service Family Practice in High risk community in Phoenix. Outpatient pre-natal care, well-child exams and milestone monitoring, on-site social workers, vaccines and general common health concerns
- Clinical Director promotion after 8 months at 7th Avenue Clinic
- Supervise Physician Assistants
- Best Practices/Center training
- Management oversight for utilization patters
- Clinical Director for “East Valley” – 4 centers
- Same responsibilities as at 7th Avenue, involving multiple sites, larger volume of physicians and PAs
- Work closely with communities of Mesa, Chandler, Guadalupe and Scottsdale
- Practice included family medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics and pre-natal care
- 1984-1985 Staff Physician – Emergency Room, Parklane Hospital, Raytown, Missouri
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