Bard Coats, MD, MBA - Market President Emeritus
Dr. Bard Coats comes to HealthCare Partners Nevada with more than 30 years of experience in the medical community. Before joining HealthCare Partners Nevada as Market President, Dr. Coats spent much of his medical career as a practicing general internist in Northern California, held various leadership roles with PacifiCare, and most recently was Chief Medical officer of UnitedHealthcare's Southwest & Pacific regions.
Dr. Coats received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Oklahoma City University, his M.D. at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He obtained his Executive MBA at the University of California, Irvine in 1998.
Dr. Coats is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds licenses in Nevada, California and Arizona. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, and the American College of Physicians. He is a past member of Medical Group Management Association. He has also been a member of the Clark County Medical Society, the Nevada State Medical Association and the Nevada Association of Managed Care Physicians. He is a past officer in the Nevada Association of Health Plans and Nevadans for Affordable Health Care.
Dr. Coats has served on the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Heart Association from 1999 through 2004, and was President of the Board in 2001.
Dr. Coats resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife, Dr. Stacie Rivers. They have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. He is an avid tennis player & enjoys music, backpacking, reading and traveling.