Christopher W. Jones, MD
Disclosures: Ownership Interest-Tula Health - 09/14/2021

 

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Christopher w Jones MD 

Professional Summary

Dedicated physician specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of every form of diabetes using team-based care, best clinical practices, and all technology and therapeutics available.

Skills & Abilities 

  • Board Certified Internal Medicine, active Utah License
  • Excel in all aspects of patient care with particular emphasis in diabetes
  • Trained in Quality Improvement assessment and implementation
  • Experienced and skilled in administrative responsibilities

Professional Experience 

American Diabetes Association’s Communications Director for the “Diabetes in Primary care interest group

2020 - 2 year volunteer position

Organizing sessions, networking events, and other activities for ADA’s Scientific Sessions. Planning and implementing webinars. Leading engagement on the DiabetesPro Member Forum. Reviewing ADA content for accuracy and potential publication. Working collaboratively with other Interest Group members and ADA staff.

Medical Director for diabetes care, intermountain healthcare

2019-Present

Integrate medical knowledge with administrative skill to guide over 1000 practitioners in care of patients, create teams to identify and solve problems, innovate in care delivery, actively research new concepts in medical treatment.

Medical director for telehealth-Diabetes

2019-Present

Lead teams in determination of maximum value of telehealth, use of resources, and creation of a program to benefit underserved populations.

chief medical officer, tula health

2019Present

Direct clinical aspects of the invention and implementation of “Biocheck,” a non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring device coupled with a real time patient support center, designed to improve health parameters in patients with diabetes; this is a platform-based technology that will allow expansion to other disease processes.

clinical Diabetologist, cottonwood endocrine and diabetes center

2017-Present

Manage every aspect of care including diagnosis, education, comprehensive therapy and direction of the diabetes team which includes patient relations advisers, medical assistants, certified nutritionists, certified diabetes educators, pharmacists, and midlevel practitioners.

Diabetes prevention and treatment development committee, intermountain healthcare

2011-2018

Chair of the Committee, 2016-2018.

Direct the team in creation and publication of the Diabetes Care Process Model that serves as the standard for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes within the Intermountain Healthcare System. Evaluation, decision making and implementation of numerous activities including integration of the Care Process Model with the Electronic Medical Record; physician engagement with data and improvement on a four part diabetes bundle to improve patient treatment; creation and oversite of the Annual Update in Diabetes Conference; distribution and training on retinal cameras to ten clinics with plans to expand to 70 clinics (project continues under the “Medical Director” title).

lecture consultant, large and small venues

2012-Annual Medicine Conference, Intermountain Healthcare

2015-Annual Medicine Conference, Intermountain Healthcare

2017, 2018-Diabetes Update Conference, Intermountain Healthcare

2018-10th Annual Right Care Leadership Summit, American Medical Group Association, Berkley CA

2018-Physical Therapy Grand Rounds, TOSH PT Department

2018-Annual Update in Medical Specialties and Primary Care Conference, Intermountain Healthcare

research consultant, savvy sherpa/united healthcare

2015-Present

Participate in diabetes related research, creation of research protocols, establishment of continuous glucometer diagnostic and treatment standards.

pharmacy and therapeutics committee, vrx and magellan rx management

2014-Present

Consulting role in determination of best practices, Medicare protocols, formulary status, and tiering of all new medications and medications with new indications for multiple institutions across the United States.

internal medicine physician, cottonwood internal medicine

2001-2017

Diagnosed and treated a variety of diseases and injuries in a general practice setting; ordered and executed diagnostic tests; administered and prescribed appropriate courses of treatment, including pharmaceuticals; educated patients regarding diet, hygiene, and effective disease prevention methods.

Adjunct Professor, University of utah medical school

2002-2008

Education provided for many medical students on clinical rotations.

chief medical officer, spectrum medical devices llc

2001-2004

Start up company that sought to create an intravenous glucose reading device that would simultaneously deliver insulin; creation of a business and patent applications.

 

Education 

Residency in internal medicine Penn state college of medicineboard certified internal medicine

1998-2001

doctor of medicine, university of utah

1994-1998

bachelor of science, brigham young university

1989-1994

 

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