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Hospital/Physician Relationship Consultants


Driven by accountability, responsibility and commitment


Developing solutions that address the delicate nuances of the hospital-physician relationship demands special skills and insights. Often an objective outsider can evoke a stronger performance from all parties involved. However, for us, it’s about more than making everyone happy; it’s about making your goals real. Yes, we achieve the immediate results you need today, but ten years from now, you’ll also see that we made a lasting and meaningful impact on your business.

Kriss Barlow RN, MBA

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Kriss brings an energy and expertise to the process that inspires stronger relationships, smarter strategies and more meaningful results.

The leading expert in physician relationship strategy, Kriss Barlow has deep healthcare experience and an unrelenting commitment to deliver meaningful results to her clients. Backed by 17 years experience as a healthcare consultant, plus clinical and business development experience within organizations, Kriss offers unparalleled expertise in the areas of strategic growth and implementation; physician relations, engagement and retention; as well as sales and training. Continue Reading →

Allison B. McCarthy, MBA

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Allison’s passion is working with hospitals and physician groups to ensure their physician strategy programs demonstrate real value and results.

Specifically, she focuses her consulting practice on medical staff development, physician recruitment, new practice on-boarding and retention. The goal is always to educate and inform so that clients are better prepared to work the market than they were previously. Allison understands these challenges first-hand having held physician strategies leadership positions in both a community hospital and academic medical center. Continue Reading →

Susan Boydell


Susan’s practical and universally-applicable volume building strategies are a perfect fit within Barlow/McCarthy.
An expert at discovering what both physicians and consumers expect from health care, she blends customer needs with organization expectations through innovative and individually crafted strategies and approaches. Continue Reading →