The History of CMGMA

Chattanooga Medical Group Management Association (CMGMA) was founded in 1986.  Our organization is associated with the national Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the state of Tennessee Medical Group Management Association (TMGMA).  Several of our past officers have advanced to serve both on the state and national level.

CMGMA is a not for profit organization. Its membership is comprised of administrators, managers and business associates from a wide range of venues that include solo medical practices, multispecialty groups, hospitals nad health care related businesses.  Currently we have 120 active members in our chapter.

CMGMA's mission is to provide oportunities to our members for education and networking and to advocate the advancement of the medical group management profession.  The organization works within the community to provide a positive influence on the health care industry.  The organization serves as a resource for all facets that contribute to the success of a medical practice or business.

2018 CMGMA Officers

Misty Hickman, President
OB-GYN Centre of Excellence

Patti Dennis, Vice President
Diagnostic Cardiology Group

Tim Cheatwood, Past President
Liver & Gastroenterology Center

Belva Farmer, Secretary
Associates in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Kelli Besh, Treasurer
Tennessee Interventional Associates

Stan Reed, Chairman of Regular Membership
Gastroenterology Associates of Chattanooga, PC

Kathi Potts, Legislative Liaison
Siskin Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists

James Estes, Chairman of Associate Membership
Payment Pros

Rae Bond, Medical Society Representative