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State Medical Society Executive Joins WEA Trust

Contact: Steve Lyons, 608-220-7478


MADISON, Wisconsin -- Dr. Tim Bartholow, who served as the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Chief Medical Officer for over five years, has joined the WEA Trust as its Chief Medical Officer.

In his new role for the Trust, Bartholow will lead efforts to make the Trust a leader in health care value, appropriateness, and transparency for physicians and patients. The Trust provides health insurance for public employers and their employees throughout Wisconsin.   

“It is a time of transformation in health care, and our duty together is to identify and choose the best care for ourselves and our families.” Bartholow said. “The Trust is a unique insurer that has dedicated itself to people who care for our children and our citizens. I look forward to working with doctors and hospitals throughout the state who have committed to taking care of the people who take care of Wisconsin.”

At the WEA Trust, Bartholow will work with physicians and health care systems to optimize the best health outcomes. He will help identify and reduce variation and increase efficiency while also encouraging WEA Trust health plan members to strive for their very best health.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Bartholow bring his expertise, innovation, vision, energy and leadership to the Trust,” said Mark Moody, WEA Trust President and CEO. “He has been a leader in Wisconsin in promoting cost-effective best practices with physicians, employers, and insurers. He has demonstrated the ability to foster collaboration between different parties in the medical system.”
Dr. Bartholow served as the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Chief Medical Officer from 2008 to 2014. Before joining the Wisconsin Medical Society, Bartholow was a partner and practitioner in an independent clinic in Sauk City for 16 years. He received his doctor of medicine from Washington University in St. Louis.