Physicians Professional Management

Complete billing, collection and practice management
services for anesthesia and pain management groups.


W. Dean Azar

President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul J. Pappanastos, MBA, CFA

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Susan R. Hargrave, MBA

Vice President of Operations

Joann T. Bartlett, BHRM

Director of Human Resources

Susan R. Hargrave, MBA

Vice President of Operations

Joining PPM in 1997, Susan manages and directs the company’s professional billing process. This includes oversight of the company’s information technology, initial and on-going training of staff, process management, HIPAA compliance, and quality control. Working as both a Medical Technologist and Business Manager, Susan has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. During her 15 years in medical technology, she specialized in hematology at clinical laboratories across the country including the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado and Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining PPM, she served as the Branch Manager for Laboratory Corporation of America while completing her MBA at Auburn University.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York and an MBA from Auburn University. She is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She is also a member of the Medical Group Management Association and the Anesthesia Administration Assembly.

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