Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Hires Vice President of Managed Markets

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SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., Oct. 22 // -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy today announced that Dr. Atheer A. Kaddis has joined the company's executive management team. Dr. Kaddis will serve as Vice President of Managed Markets for the company. He reports directly to Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy's President and CEO, Philip Hagerman.

    "The addition of Atheer Kaddis offers Diplomat the Managed Care expertise we need to further develop competitive, cost saving specialty programs making us an attractive choice for health care plans," comments Hagerman. "Atheer's wealth of knowledge in the managed care arena will be invaluable to us as we continue to expand nationally."

    Dr. Kaddis stated, "I believe that Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is a great organization that has made a commitment to help its patients, providers, and customers navigate the complexities of specialty pharmacy in order to provide access to cost-effective, high quality care. I am very excited to be a part of the Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy team."

    Before joining Diplomat, Dr. Kaddis worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) as their Director of Pharmacy Services-Clinical. As the Director of Pharmacy Services-Clinical, Dr. Kaddis was responsible for the development and implementation of the specialty pharmacy program, development of the prescription drug formulary, development of clinical pharmacy programs, drug information, provider education, and customer liaison activities. Dr. Kaddis' previous experience also includes the position of Associate Director, Clinical Services at Merck-Medco. Dr. Kaddis is a graduate of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

    About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

    Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is a privately held health care organization focusing on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Dialysis Medication Management, Bio- Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Specialty Compounding. The company's Health Services division specializes in Disease Management programs for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, as well as Home and Out-Patient Infusion. With locations in Flint and Grand Rapids, MI; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Diplomat services the specialty pharmacy needs of patients and physicians nationwide.

    For more information contact:

    Kathy Karns

    Executive Assistant

    Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

    810.720.4452

    kkarns@diplomatpharmacy.com
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