Dr. Lucas is a board certified OB/GYN who has spent many years caring for women of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences.
He hopes the 2500+ babies he brought into the world can find their best paths--he worries that our health care, schooling, and basic civics systems place too many unneeded barriers on them.
His 14 years of managed care experience has shown him where the strengths of payers and providers can come together to deliver truly efficient and effective health care.
He continues to provide medical affairs leadership to guide care for Centene Corporation. Dr. Lucas is proud of Centene's success in caring for over 14 million members across the country. These are members that face many more challenges than most other health care consumers in our country. (views expressed are only Dr. Lucas's)
Career highlights are-
Participation on the executive committee for the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality.
National advisory positions for the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Pathways Community Hub Institute.
Advocacy and guidance for community hub models that help our most burdened individuals overcome social determinants to achieve better health.
Participation in the Governor’s Clinical Advisory Groups to help with the clinical design for payment reform with episodes of payment.
Participation in multiple state Medicaid Quality Improvement Projects.
Health plan leadership in provider partnerships such as with Metro Hospital and Better Health- Greater Cleveland in Red Carpet Care program to improve health outcomes and utilization in super-utilizing members.
A key developer in Centene and Buckeye Health Plan's foundational clinical programs that improve member care and quality.
Overseas work that helps other countries learn about the best aspects of our integrated health care systems.
Dr. Lucas's expertise extends past maternity and womens' care to infants, heart failure, asthma/COPD, diabetes, pain management, addiction and other important and costly conditions.
Dr. Lucas completed his OB/GYN residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Lucas is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He continues to see patients and as a researcher with Rapid Medical Research in Beachwood, Ohio.
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