A podcast for UPMC Health Plan members, Health Break is your quick guide to caring for your mental and physical health, prioritizing wellness, and making the most of your health insurance plan.
Episode 13: Take a Health Break with Dr. Amy Meister
Dr. Amy Meister, associate chief medical officer of UPMC’s Insurance Services Division and vice president of Workpartners, takes a Health Break to discuss why seeing a PCP (or primary care provider) is an important part of health insurance. Plus, she’ll tell us how to select a PCP.
Related to this episode:
- Use the UPMC Health Plan app or the MyHealth OnLine member website to find or confirm your PCP.
- View our provider directory to find a PCP near you.
About Dr. Amy Meister:
Dr. Amy Meister facilitates the development of innovative clinical programs for all health insurance and benefit management products, including assuming responsibility for clinical oversight of digital and telehealth approaches. Dr. Meister directly supervises the medical services for the Commercial and employer facing products and provides administrative services as Vice President of Workpartners.
Dr. Meister has held numerous leadership positions prior to her return to UPMC in 2021, including as CEO of Level2, where she led the creation of a digital platform focused on diabetes management for UnitedHealth Group, and with MedExpress as President of On-site Solutions and VP, Employer Health Services. She also previously served in various roles at UPMC including as Medical Director, UPMC Center for Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Meister received her DO from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine from Johns Hopkins University. She additionally completed the Marshall Webster Physician Leadership Program at the University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business.
About Dr. Camille Clarke-Smith:
Camille Clarke-Smith, Ed.D., is a program director in the Quality Improvement, Medicare Stars Department at UPMC Health Plan; where she leads the Medicare Faith and Wellness Program, a 3-12 week health and wellness challenge. She is also the founder of Transforming the Health of African American women (T.H.A.W) Inc., a non-profit organization. Dr. Clarke-Smith received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, a master’s degree in exercise science, and a doctorate in health and physical activity education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Carlow University.
About Alex Treanor:
Alex Treanor is a senior health coach specialist at UPMC Health Plan. As a lifestyle health coach, she specializes in weight management, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and tobacco cessation. Alex has been coaching for eight years and is a Nationally Board Certified Health &Wellness Coach and Certified Personal Trainer. She is currently enrolled as a graduate student for Integrative Wellness at Point Loma Nazarene University. Alex is passionate about helping people improve their relationship with food and exercise while creating healthy, sustainable routines filled with enjoyment. Alex enjoys spending time with her husband, walking with her dog, and eating tacos outside in the sunshine.