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David Linz, MD

Dr. Linz is a general surgeon in the Cleveland area. He is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center and 4 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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314 doctors
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156 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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131 doctors
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130 doctors
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65 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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21 doctors
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21 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more fibrocystic breast patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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91 doctors
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90 doctors
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45 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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66 doctors
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67 doctors
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33 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more carcinoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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126 doctors
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125 doctors
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62 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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75 doctors
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75 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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44 doctors
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44 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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50 doctors
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50 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more skin tag patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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65 doctors
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65 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Linz saw gynecomastia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.
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48 doctors
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48 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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34 doctors
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34 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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63 doctors
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62 doctors
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31 doctors
Dr. Linz saw Crohn's disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.
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27 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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48 doctors
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47 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Linz saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.

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79 doctors
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80 doctors
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39 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more hemorrhoid patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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72 doctors
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72 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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71 doctors
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71 doctors
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35 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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22 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Linz saw breast cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.
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94 doctors
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93 doctors
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46 doctors
Dr. Linz saw ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.
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18 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Linz saw rectal cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.

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80 doctors
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80 doctors
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39 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more pancreatitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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231 doctors
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231 doctors
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115 doctors
Dr. Linz saw birth defects patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.
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354 doctors
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353 doctors
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176 doctors
Dr. Linz saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.

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235 doctors
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234 doctors
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117 doctors
Dr. Linz saw congenital disorders patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.
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61 doctors
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61 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more colon cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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144 doctors
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144 doctors
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72 doctors
Dr. Linz saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Cleveland area. Learn more.

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125 doctors
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124 doctors
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62 doctors
Dr. Linz saw more abscess patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Cleveland area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Linz’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Linz 9%
Predicted for his patients 17%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Linz’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Linz’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Linz’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Linz’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Linz’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
72%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Linz’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Linz’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Linz’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Linz’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Linz’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Linz 79%
Predicted for his patients 86%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Linz’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Linz’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Linz’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Linz’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Linz’s same-day biopsy rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Linz 72%
Predicted for his patients 40%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Linz’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Linz’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Linz’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Linz’s rate of same-day biopsy is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Linz sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
6707 Powers Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44129
270 miles away
University Hospitals Urgent Care Located at UH Fairlawn Health Center
3800 Embassy Pkwy
Akron, OH 44333
257 miles away
Office
5901 E Royalton Rd
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
264 miles away

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Credentials
  • CEME/Mount Sinai Medical Center Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1989

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Linz is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Mercy Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Parma Community General Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Samaritan Regional Health System
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield