Host Ed Sutkowski talks with Gail M. Amundson, M.D. who is the president and CEO of Quality Quest for Health of Illinois, Inc.
Gail M. Amundson, M.D. is president and CEO of Quality Quest for Health of Illinois, Inc. Quest’s mission is to achieve exceptional patient outcomes by catalyzing health care transformation, i.e., identify affordable and sustainable solutions, promote partnerships between physicians and patients. Quest, an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in 2008; its board is comprised of community leaders schooled in the healthcare industry. Dr. Amundson explored the future of healthcare, the over-regulation of our economy and the method of achieving positive outcomes by educating individuals as to increasingly unproductive health issues, such as obesity and cigarette smoking. Dr. Amundson majored in molecular biology and received her BA and medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published more than 35 articles, is board certified in internal medicine with a certificate in geriatrics and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Amundson practiced internal medicine with her spouse, Peter R. Rothe, M.D., in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, then was associated with Health Partners Medical and Dental Group located in Minnesota and became its medical director. Dr. Amundson and her spouse are the parents of three children, Julia, Aaron and Karl.