Dr. Vera Dvorak, MD, has broad and extensive experience in a continuum of care, with over 40 years working in diverse healthcare settings including home health services, palliative care, and hospice. She has also served as medical director in all of these areas. Dr. Dvorak has been a practicing physician, a managed care executive, a strategic member of corporate leadership, and vice president and medical director of hospital-based care coordination. She has been in charge of the appeals department in various managed care organizations; and is the founder of transitional care management for one of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Virginia. Dr. Dvorak's focus has been on medical necessity determination, appropriate discharge disposition with defined short and long-term care needs. She has been a proponent of consistently applying evidence-based care guidelines to support clinical decision-making on a case-by-case basis and across the continuum of care to maximize the potential for optimal recovery. She is acknowledged by her peers as an expert in driving and teaching patient-centered care. Dr. Dvorak has served on Capital Caring Hospice Board from 2014-2018 and was an executive advisor to MCG Health, part of Hearst Health Network from 2013-2015. Dr. Dvorak is a Board-certified internist and geriatrician.