The RCMG Leadership team blends decades of industry knowledge and expertise from medical group management, health plans, hospital systems, public health, community programs and safety net services as well as diverse external perspectives from military service to national and global corporations spanning a multitude of industries.

The RCMG Executive Team
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Dr. Abad serves River City Medical Group as its Chief Medical Officer and President. In these capacities, he chairs the Peer Review Committee, Utilization Management Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Abad also provides medical oversight and acts as a clinical resource for the affiliated primary care physicians associated with RCMG.

Prior to joining RCMG, Dr. Abad was the Attending Physician and Instructor in Medicine at University of Southern California Medical Center, Senior Attending Physician in Pulmonary Disease for Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, TB Controller with Sacramento County Health Agency, Chief of staff at Methodist Hospital, Physician Manager at MedClinic in South Sacramento, and a variety of other positions within the field.

Dr. Abad is a graduate of the University of Madrid, School of Medicine in Madrid, Spain and George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Abad completed his internship at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona and a fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Abad has a multitude of affiliations including, but not limited to, member of the Board of Directors and Chief of Medical Staff at Methodist Hospital, President of Sacramento-El Dorado Medical Society, member of Mercy Health Sacramento, and member of Sutter Club. Dr. Abad is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association as well as a member of the Society for Critical Care.

Dr. Andrews serves as a Medical Director for RCMG with primary focus on quality assurance of outpatient diagnostic and specialty care referrals, reducing hospital readmission rates, and improving the quality of chronic disease management in the RCMG Medi-Cal population. As part of the senior management team at RCMG he also contributes to the strategic decision making and operational activities of the company.

Dr. Andrews has over 20 years of experience as an Internist within the uninsured, Medi-Cal and commercial insured populations. His prior roles include service as a Medical Director, Deputy Public Health Officer for Communicable Diseases, and as an Administrator for the County of Sacramento. His professional experiences are further influenced by his volunteer work providing medical and dental services to impoverished villagers in remote regions of Vietnam.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine and has a medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia, PA. He also has an MS in Molecular Biology from California State University at San Francisco and a BS in Bio-psychology from the University of California at Davis.

Sarath Artham serves as River City Medical Group’s Chief Technology Officer. In addition to managing RCMG’s Information System Platforms, Mr. Artham also serves as a strategic advisor to RCMG for market growth opportunities, integration strategies in group acquisition, and operations improvement.

Over the past 18 years, Mr. Artham has led organizational teams of as many as 150 development and quality assurance staff. Mr. Artham’s vision and passion to achieve superior results has been exemplified in the creation of several key managed care software applications during his career. Key driving factors to Mr. Artham’s vision have included operational cost reductions with applications designed to streamline care coordination, eligibility & population management, utilization review, claims, customer service and various financial and analytical aspects in the healthcare payer markets. Mr. Artham is also positioned to serve in an advisory capacity with other third party technology firms in gap analysis and improvement.

Mr. Artham is a Certified Cost Accountant and holds a Masters Degree in Accounting as well as Information Technology from Osmania University, India. His professional affiliations include membership in the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG).

Sean Atha serves as River City Medical Group’s Vice President of Business and Network Development. In this capacity, Mr. Atha is accountable for the overall composition of the provider network, and identifying and creating new opportunities for RCMG business model growth. Additionally, Mr. Atha is accountable for creating opportunities for expanding RCMG’s business model to new geographic areas.

Mr. Atha is a Medi-Cal Managed Care industry leader with over 25 years of experience directly involved with the design of health benefits to underserved populations and with California Medi-Cal Managed Care programs. In previous roles he had direct accountability for Medicaid programs in 36 CA counties and as many as 10 different states in the West, led provider contracting department, and acted as liason between the health plan and various regional, state and federal regulatory agencies. Additionally, he served with the Department of Health Care Services in the development of provider network design and network access standard regulations as well as managed care program implementation throughout the California central valley.

Mr. Atha earned a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Arts in Politics, Legal Studies & Economics from the University of California Santa Cruz. Mr. Atha is a member of California Association Physician Groups (CAPG) and The State Government Programs Committee.

Loren J. Douglas serves as the Chief Executive Officer at River City Medical Group. In this capacity, he provides seasoned leadership and sound executive oversight in all areas of RCMG’s business. Mr. Douglas also serves as RCMG’s Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Douglas brings a wealth of professional experience to RCMG. Mr. Douglas serves on the Board of Directors of several national corporations, including three healthcare and medical corporations. Mr. Douglas has been a practicing certified public accountant since 1977 and is the president and founder of Loren Douglas, CPA, Inc., a distinguished firm that provides tax, financial, accounting, consulting, valuation and auditing services to, among others, healthcare, medical, and physician corporations and providers.

Mr. Douglas earned the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Accounting, with distinction, from San Diego State University. Mr. Douglas is a member of California Association Physician Groups (CAPG) and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). Mr. Douglas is also a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Douglas is a decorated Vietnam veteran and also an Elder in his church, where he serves on the budget and finance committee as well as a trustee of the Presbytery of Sacramento; Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.

Dr. Keating served as River City Medical Group’s Chief Clinical Officer since 2014 and his expertise, leadership and friendship will be missed by all. Dr. Keating’s responsibilities were extensive and included overseeing the medical management staff, department budget, policy and procedure administration; compliance in provider/member prior authorization operations and clinical review; utilization management, including concurrent review; oversight of medical and payment policy development and maintenance; clinical support of member review and claim appeals; case management programs; oversight of care management programs; and provider compliance review.

Prior to joining RCMG, Dr. Keating was Medical Director of Mercy Independent Practice Association in the Greater Sacramento Area, Medical Director of Medi-Cal Operations for Foundation Health Corporation, as well as Regional Medical Director of State Health Programs at Health Net of California. Dr. Keating also had his own Private Pediatric Practice for over 20 years. Dr. Keating also served in the United States Army Military Service as Captain/General Medical Officer.

Dr. Keating earned a Bachelor’s Degree at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and a Medical Degree from St. Louis University. Dr. Keating completed his rotating internship at Sacramento County Hospital. Dr. Keating is involved in many affiliations, including the Medi-Cal Managed Care within the State of California Department of Healthcare Services, past member of California Children Services Work Group, Health Education Work Group, Medi-Cal Medical Directors Work Group, Children’s Medical Services Task Force, past chair of Maternal Child Adolescent Health Advisory Board, and Quality/Utilization Management Committee-Chair, among many others.

Janice Milligan is responsible for the on-going development and implementation of River City Medical Group’s public and community program partnerships. This role is a continuation of her 30 years of experience with developing and building innovative and results-driven public and private partnerships that improve access to health care, promote coordination of care, and ultimately produce improved healthcare access. She also serves a strategic role as a member of the RCMG senior management team.

Ms. Milligan began her career as a clinician, working with children with special health care needs, and in the early Midwest Hospice movement. Prior to joining River City Medical Group, Janice spent 20 plus years at Health Net of California developing and implementing successful strategies for increasing access to healthcare for special populations throughout the state. She is a recognized leader in the industry for her expertise and tireless determination in creating improved healthcare access solutions, including her award winning work in creating the Healthy Kids insurance program in nine CA counties.

A graduate of Marian College and Indiana University, she has applied her education in psychology, ethics, and nursing, along with her own experience as an adoptive mother of a daughter with special health care needs, to advancing River City’s commitment to building health care partnerships in the communities which it serves.

Kendrick Que serves River City Medical Group as the COO and is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the company. Mr. Que provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that RCMG thrives through successful expansion while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Operationally, Mr. Que is responsible for ensuring that all RCMG departments function at the highest levels, maintain productivity and strive for process improvements. In addition, Mr. Que works in conjunction with the CEO and Board of Directors to ensure the future strategic success of RCMG in this challenging healthcare environment.

Prior to his role with RCMG Mr. Que served in various executive and management roles. As Executive Director for the consulting firm The Advisory Board he provided leadership direction to the firm as well as serving clients in CEO, COO, and other executive or advisory capacities. He has also served in executive leadership and management roles including general management, network development and operations and financial analysis for companies such as Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health), Mercy Medical Group, Golden State Physicians Medical Group, Pacificare Health Systems, Medical Pathways and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Mr. Que earned a Master of Business Administration Degree with a focus in health care finance, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology, both from Boston University, located in Boston, Mass. Mr. Que is a member of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG).

Judy Swauger became part of the River City Medical Group team in 1996. In her current position as Vice President of Clinical Operations, Ms. Swauger is responsible for the coordination and oversight of clinical operations consistent with the programs developed that optimize best practices of patient care for RCMG.  Ms. Swauger is responsible for promoting high standards of practice through development of policies, protocols, and practice guidelines, as well as by leading clinical areas of professional services and technical services according to disciplined metrics as set forth by the organization’s strategic plans.  She leads daily operations, interprets changes in the marketplace, generates ideas, and participates in quality assurance initiatives that increase RCMG’s market advantage.

After over 40 years in the medical field, Ms. Swauger has held a multitude of positions including Clinical Education Specialist and Administrator E-Learning Systems at Sutter Health, Manager of Utilization Management at Health Plan of San Joaquin, UM Nurse at Pacific Partners PPMSI, District Manager at Kelly Assisted Living, Supervisor Case Management and Utilization Review at Health Net, Supervisor of Medical Management at Omni Healthcare, Regional Clinical Director for Colorado & Wyoming at TRIWEST, Charge Nurse of Operating Room at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and LA County Medical Center, Surgery Supervisor at Eskaton Corporation, and Director of Nursing Specialties.

Ms. Swauger has a Diploma in Nursing from Los Angeles School of Nursing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Chapman University. Ms. Swauger is also a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses.

Since 2011 Dr. Thom has served RCMG as a Medical Director responsible for adjudicating physician out-patient referrals requesting specialty care. The primary care referral process benefits from his expertise and careful consideration in balancing patient needs, appropriateness of care and resource allocation.

He has worked in similar capacities with Mercy Healthcare and UC Davis Medical Group and currently practices as a family physician at the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center. Additionally, Dr. Thom also served in the military as a battalion surgeon stationed in Vietnam.

Dr. Thom is a Sacramento native and board certified Family Practice physician. He completed his undergraduate degree close to home at UC Davis before going off to earn his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.

Timothy Wong serves as River City Medical Group’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel. In this capacity, Mr. Wong oversees all company legal endeavors, including as head legal advisor. Mr. Wong also directs numerous strategic legal initiatives and manages RCMG’s network of outside law firms.

Mr. Wong brings a wealth of professional experience to RCMG, including the legal expertise of a seasoned attorney at law and the business savvy of a corporate manager. Mr. Wong was a Partner at an AV Preeminent Rated law firm in San Francisco where he practiced as an attorney for over 12 years. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Wong held Officer and Manager positions at multi-billion dollar global institutions and at an established medical corporation. Mr. Wong also served as Vice President and General Counsel for that medical corporation and its subsidiary.

Mr. Wong earned a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California at Berkeley, a Juris Doctor Degree from University of San Francisco School of Law, Professional Certificates from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, and a Healthcare Certificate from Cornell University. Mr. Wong received academic distinctions as a Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award, Law Review Editor, and published author in legal and medical journals. His professional affiliations include membership in the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association (Health Law Section), and the State Bar of California. Mr. Wong comes from a family of physicians, including his father, brothers, and numerous extended family members.