Andrea Klemes, DO, FACE
Chief Medical Officer
Board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, Andrea’s principal role as Chief Medical Officer is leading and shaping MDVIP’s physician-led primary care model.
A fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, Dr. Klemes works closely with the 20 physicians on MDVIP’s Medical Advisory Board and MDVIP’s more than 900 affiliates nationwide, drawing from their expertise and knowledge to drive quality and innovation in the delivery of the MDVIP healthcare model. She works to identify tools and tests to help those affiliates better identify risk and prevent disease.
Using clinical and cost data from MDVIP’s membership, Dr. Klemes has authored nine studies showing patients in the MDVIP model enjoy better outcomes in areas like hospitalization, emergency department utilization, preventive services and cost savings than patients in traditional primary care practices.
“One of my driving factors has always been that, in addition to great doctors, we can show that MDVIP directly impacts patient health in life-saving ways. Our data and research confirm that we can identify at-risk patients sooner, resulting in fewer hospital admissions and readmissions and saving the healthcare system money,” Dr. Klemes says. “It’s why we stay focused on furthering education for our physicians and rigorously piloting new tests and treatment programs to continually evolve the MDVIP program.”
Before joining MDVIP, Dr. Klemes worked at Procter & Gamble in personal healthcare, women’s health and digestive wellness. She also served as North American Medical Director for bone health. She spent 10 years in private practice specializing in endocrinology and metabolism in Tallahassee, Florida, and has held leadership roles with the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, the Diabetes Center in Tallahassee and Panama City, Florida, and at Tallahassee Community Hospital where she was Chief of the Department of Medicine.
Andrea received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan and an Endocrine and Metabolism Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She has completed broad clinical research in diabetes and osteoporosis, has published extensively and frequently lectured.
Outside her passion for medicine, Andrea plays golf and loves to spend time with her family.