Managing Director, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick
Teresa Bartlett is the managing director and senior medical officer at Sedgwick since January of 2009. Her background in family medicine led to a business career with a large automotive manufacturer. She has experience managing large self-insured, multi-state workers’ compensation programs and the Canadian workers’ compensation program. The short term disability (STD) program which Dr. Bartlett managed was union negotiated. She developed an evidence based medical substantiation process which saved millions of dollars and reversed the escalating STD trend. She led the team that won the Corporate Health Achievement Award from ACOEM in 2005 for the Development and Implementation of a Best Practice Clinical Model.
During her career she has had the opportunity to manage and mold wellness and fitness programs which evolved into award winning programs that were integrated into the benefit and claim structure. Dr. Bartlett was the recipient of the Crain’s Detroit Business 2008 Health Care Hero Award for bringing a new and innovative program to address back pain into the workplace. In 2012 she was a Business Insurance recipient of Women to Watch. In 2015 Dr Bartlett was the recipient of the President’s Honor Roll of the Comp Laude award for Work Comp Central for her work with physicians who had aberrant prescribing patterns in California. In 2017 she was appointed to the inaugural Board for the Women to Watch Foundation. Dr. Bartlett volunteers each week as a crisis counsellor for Crisis Text Line providing help for those in the moments of great need. She is a frequently requested national speaker on various health topics in the industry.
As the senior medical officer for Sedgwick, Dr. Bartlett is an advisor in matters affecting the design and delivery of medical management services for the company’s claims clients. She provides strategic counsel and operational support in all areas of medical management including case management, return-to-work, behavioral health interventions, medical outcomes protocols, pharmacy interventions, telemedicine and health and safety matters. Dr. Bartlett also advises on best practices to integrate the delivery of occupational and nonoccupational medical services and the matters affecting healthcare as part of the claims services process.