by Jasmine Batchelor
April 4, 2018
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Blue Shield of California Care1st Health Plan
Greg Buchert, MD, MPH is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Shield of California’s Care1st Health Plan that serves 500,000 members in Medi-Cal, Medicare and Dual Eligible programs in California. He formerly served as Chief Medical Officer of Centene’s HealthNet plan in California, and prior to that was the Chief Executive Officer that launched Centene’s California Health and Wellness Plan. His previous positions include being a Principal with Health Management Associates, a national healthcare consulting firm, and as Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director for CalOptima, a managed care company which he helped launch.
Greg started his career as a Pediatric Emergency Physician serving in leadership positions at two children’s hospitals and as administrative director of a medical group.