Dr. Strube received his medical degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He was board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and spent the first half of his professional career in private practice as a family physician. He organized the first MaxiCare IPA HMO in Milwaukee in 1980 and served as the part time medical director.
He left practice for a full time administrative position with Employers Health in Green Bay in 1985. When Lincoln National Life purchased Employers Health, Dr. Strube was promoted to the Chief Medical Officer position for the Employee Benefits Division. During this period, Dr. Strube acquired advanced training and practical experience in Total Quality Management and became certified by the American Board of Physician Executives and the American Board of Utilization Review and Quality Assurance Professionals. He was been trained by NCQA as a site reviewer, by Value Health Sciences as a VHS reviewer and received training at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario in clinical epidemiology and critical appraisal of the literature.
Since 1992 Dr. Strube has served as medical director with insurance companies, managed care organizations and a PHO and prepared the health plans for both NCQA and state compliance reviews. He has also provided managed care consulting and training programs to several large health care industry corporations. He has taught the medical quality improvement module for the Master’s Degree candidates at the University of Connecticut (UCONN).
Prior to retirement he had been the Lead Physician for ESI, a Washington, D.C. based firm that is contracted with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for health care plan compliance reviews serving on an as needed basis. His special interests include medical informatics, medical artificial intelligence, electronic medical records, and developing population/disease management programs.
In summary, Dr. Strube has practiced medicine as a Family Practitioner for the first half of his professional career. During the second half he worked in the managed care industry for companies that serve small, medium and large employers. He has additional experience as a consultant working with national firms on varied projects. He has worked for health plans owned by hospital organizations and has worked collaboratively with physicians in PHOs. He has extensive experience in quality improvement and clinical epidemiology. His most recent position was Lead Medical Director and part-time employee for ESI where he provided consulting services to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on an as needed basis.
After retiring from structured employment and consulting, he lived aboard and cruised his sailing catamaran for several years. The political, social and financial events of the first decade of the new millennium brought him back into the fight. He began writing Discovering the Cause and the Cure for America’s Health Care Crisis in Janurary 2009. The book was published in April 2011. It is now available on line and in book stores.