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Christee Goode Laster Joins TSPMG as Director of Regulatory Compliance

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) is pleased to announce that Christee Goode Laster has joined the medical group as the Director of TSPMG Regulatory Compliance.

In her new role, Christee will ensure that TSPMG is in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, including monitoring federal, state and local legislative and regulatory activities that affect our practice. She will work closely with our Chief of Risk on items brought to Georgia licensing and regulatory bodies and other matters that arise through risk management activities.  She will also be responsible for our annual compliance training and conflict of interest reporting, and will participate in TSPMG’s political action committee work and other legislative matters.

Christee joins us with a unique background that is ideally suited for her new role. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University and a Law degree from Boston University and maintains a current license as both a pharmacist and attorney. Prior to joining TSPMG, she was part of a private law practice that worked with a variety of physicians, physician group practices and other health care clients.




Emile Pinera, MD Named TSPMG Physician Lead for Diversity

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) is pleased to announce that Emile Pinera, MD has been named TSPMG Physician Lead for Diversity. In his new role, Dr. Pinera will collaborate with Dawn Bading, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia (KPGA) VP of Human Resources, to lead the region’s diversity activities and chair KPGA’s Diversity Council. He will also partner with our clinical client engagement team (Area Physician Market Leaders and Regional Ambassadors) in market-facing activities across the region, focusing on engagements that give KPGA a distinct opportunity to leverage our own diverse practices and culturally competent care. He will report to Joey Cadle, MD, Assistant to the Medical Director for External Relations.

Dr. Pinera joined TSPMG’s Ambulatory Medicine department in 2012 after receiving his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine and completing residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. He currently practices in our Fayette MOB, is a co-lead of the office’s unit based team, and works as an urgent care physician. Dr. Pinera is active in our group of regional Ambassadors and has already given several local presentations in the metro Atlanta area.

Please join us in welcoming Emile to his new role.


March 10, 2014


The Southeast Permanente Medical Group Announces Leadership Transition

Rob Schreiner, MD, FACP
Michael Doherty, MD

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) announced today that Rob Schreiner, MD, FACP, is stepping down as Executive Medical Director, effective March 28, 2014.  Michael Doherty, MD has been named as Interim Executive Medical Director.

Dr. Schreiner joined TSPMG in 1994 as a pulmonologist and was elected Executive Medical Director in 2008. He is well regarded for his clinical expertise and deep commitment to his patients and colleagues. Dr. Schreiner has accepted a new role with a well known consulting firm where he will use his knowledge to improve the delivery of healthcare throughout the U.S. medical system.

Dr. Doherty is currently serving as TSPMG’s Chief of Staff. He will serve in the Interim role until a new EMD is named and ratified by TSPMG shareholders.

TSPMG is widely recognized as a leader in patient care and quality and was instrumental in Kaiser Permanente of Georgia being named as one of only three Medicare Advantage 5-STAR plans east of the Mississippi. The TSPMG Board of Directors will conduct a thorough search process for a leader who will continue the organization’s marketing-leading achievements in quality, patient safety and clinical care.


About The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

Founded in 1985, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) is one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in Georgia. More than 600 TSPMG clinicians work exclusively with Kaiser Permanente of Georgia to provide medical care to over 250,000 members in metropolitan Atlanta. In addition to primary care, TSPMG offers 38 specialty practices, including cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology and orthopedic surgery, in over 30 metro Atlanta facilities and associated hospitals. Their expert and caring medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. For more information, visit




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