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Medical Coding Physician Advisory Board

AAPC’s Physician Advisory Board serves voluntarily to advise AAPC leadership on coding issues from a physician’s perspective. They recognize coding is a key part of practicing medicine and want to ensure AAPC members have all the tools they need to accomplish their jobs. They provide advice as requested by email and/or telephone.

Michael Charlet, MD

Dr. Charlet is a board-certified practicing neurologist in both private and public (teaching) domains. He has over 10 years of experience including a one-year fellowship in neuromuscular disorders and spends about equal time seeing patients as performing electrodiagnostic procedures such as electromyography and electroencephalography.

Douglas J. Jorgensen, DO, CPC®

Dr. Jorgensen is an osteopathic physician in central Maine practicing pain management and osteopathic manipulation. He is double boarded in family practice and OMT as well as neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He lectures on billing and coding issues and has authored articles for several medical societies. Additionally, he coauthored a recently published text entitled: A Physician’s Guide to Billing and Coding. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency in Augusta, Maine.

Christopher Gay, MD

Dr. Gay is a board certified family physician at the University of Utah. Working at a group practice resident clinic in Salt Lake City, he serves a variety of clients with various economic and ethnic backgrounds. He practices as a clinician and an instructor with additional resident and student teaching, as well as research in areas of hypertension, obesity, and fitness. He has served as department chairman at a local hospital for the last two years and is active on staff of four local hospitals.