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Dr. Charles Bloom

Dr. Charles Bloom was named chief medical officer in April 2020. In this position, he leads the development and implementation of HAP’s clinical and operational programs in partnership with the region’s health care providers. He also oversees HAP’s health care and quality activities, including medical management, disease management, health care utilization management, health care quality and pharmacy care management.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Bloom was vice president of utilization management and provider relations, responsible for leading HAP’s utilization management and behavioral health teams in implementing industry best practices designed to improve the health and well-being of HAP members.

Dr. Bloom has more than 20 years of experience in the medical field, with multiple leadership roles in emergency medicine. Prior to joining HAP in 2016, he served as chairman and medical director of emergency medicine at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Michigan. Prior to that, he was emergency department trauma director at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and director of critical care transport, rapid response team, at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, both in Las Vegas.

He was an assistant professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine emergency medicine residency, as well as an adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Bloom received his medical degree from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Botsford General Hospital. He has received many notable awards for his clinical and academic work including the UNSOM Faculty and Teacher of the Year award, UNSOM IM Outstanding Emergency Department Attending award, the ED Top Doc award, multiple Bravo awards and the Living Our Values (LOV) award.

Contributor since October 10, 2019

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The flu vaccine and COVID-19: Why you should get your shot this year

In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. The 2021/2022 flu season is officially on the horizon – happening while we try to contain the coronavirus.

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

According to the American Heart Association, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, accounting for one out of every 19 deaths. Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious disability nationwide and around the world. But it doesn’t have to be. Read More

Everything you need to know about annual wellness visits.

 With COVID-19 still spreading, staying healthy is more important than ever. But, it’s hard to know what’s more important: Staying home and staying safe… or getting the routine care you need.

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How to make your home a coronavirus-safe zone

We all want to keep our homes safe and our families healthy when it comes to coronavirus.

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Taking care of your mental health during the COVID-19 crisis

As you deal with your stress and fear, it’s vital you take care of your mental health so you can learn to cope.

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Helping children cope during the COVID-19 crisis

Being a parent right now during the COVID-19 crisis isn’t easy.Read More

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Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation

For many of us, the COVID-19 crisis has changed our lives – and the world around us – almost overnight. Read More

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HAP’s 2020 Medicare HMO and PPO Plans Rated 4 out of 5 Stars

HAP is here to make members healthier by developing health programs, collaborating with doctors and hospitals and improving member experience. Read More

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