Theresa Lewis

Associate Vice President, Physician Services Consulting

QHR Health

Demonstrated leader in healthcare, who is passionate about working with health systems to achieve sustainable performance.

Theresa is a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare strategy, physician practice operations and consulting. She has led the development and implementation of physician practice system standards for a large national health system; including performance benchmarking, contracting and compensation, operational and financial performance and quality management. Theresa has also served as an operational leader for multi-specialty affiliated physician groups at local and regional levels, utilizing change management principles to promote the adoption of strategies that enhance financial, clinical and operational performance and drive practice innovation. She has provided industry thought leadership through speaking engagements, publications and serving as a subject matter expert for MGMAs Survey Advisory Committee.

Areas of Expertise

  • Practice Strategy, Acquisition & Integration
  • Governance & Dyad Leadership Models
  • Benchmarking
  • Workflow Re-design
  • Performance Improvement
  • Physician Recruitment
  • Population Health Management
  • Aligned Compensation Models & Contracting
  • Service-line Planning & Development
  • Strategic Partnership Management

Previous Experience

  • Physician Practice Management Consultant, Interim Operational Leadership
  • Sisters of Charity Leavenworth Health Systems
    Regional Vice President, Physician Services Catholic Health Initiatives
  • National Director of Medical Affairs and Practice Management
  • Mercy Health Center of Central Iowa Director Planning


  • MPA, Healthcare Specialization
    Drake University
  • Iowa State University
    Diploma Nursing
    Mercy College


  • MGMA
  • ACHE