Align Networks' panel of clinical experts are involved with operations, provider education, industry policy making, research, publishing and the oversight
of therapy care in the Align Networks program.
Align Networks utilizes only licensed clinicians in our outpatient network.
Align Networks' expert clinical advisory panel is available as a resource to you, contact us today!
Phone: 866-389-0211, ext 610
Email: Clinical Help
Kim Radcliffe, MHA, PT – Vice President of Operations
Kim has been with Align Networks since 2006. As Vice President of Operations, Kim is responsible for the management of all claims operations and clinical
oversight. Kim has over 10 years of leadership and management experience that is applied to Align Networks operations to achieve efficient claims management
with excellent clinical outcomes and visit utilization.
Kim received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 1997 and her Masters in Health Administration from the University
of North Florida in 2007 with a concentration on Evidence Based Practice. Kim co-authored the article: “Evidence based medicine as a strategy for quality
improvement” Int J. Public Policy, Vol 5., Nos. 2/3, 2010. Prior to Align Networks, she was the Regional Rehab Director for Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville,
FL for over 5 years.
Nicole Matoushek MPH, PT – Vice President of Product Development
Nicole has 18 years of experience in the physical therapy-workers’ compensation industry including providing onsite therapy and working for various utilization
review and managed care companies. Nicole received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993 and her
Masters in Public Health from the University of South Florida in 2000, with a dual concentration in occupational medicine and healthcare policy. She also
has several certifications in ergonomics. She has published over 120 articles in various rehabilitation professional magazines covering topics such as:
Ergonomics, injury cost savings, Functional Capacity Evaluations, return to work programs, cumulative trauma disorders, work injury prevention and work
injury management. Nicole has developed continuing education programs for healthcare professionals, acted as ergonomic expert moderator and is an experienced
speaker. She also participated on the American Physical Therapy Association’s Occupational Health section Board of Directors. Nicole has been with Align
Networks for 8 years as Vice President of Product Development.
Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II – Director of Clinical Operations
Michelle has been with Align Networks since 2009 as Director of Clinical Operations.
Since graduating from Florida A & M University in 1998, Michelle has dedicated her practice of physical therapy largely to the workers’ compensation patient
population. Treatments included on-site, traditional physical therapy, FCE’s, work hardening, work conditioning and ergonomic assessments. Michelle was
a staff clinician, industrial rehabilitation services coordinator, clinic manager, regional manager, and regional director. She is a trainer for Advanced
Ergonomics, Inc. and an educator for the Northeast Florida Safety Council. She has created teamwork initiatives, trained FCE providers, guided ergonomic
assessors, and standardized work conditioning and work hardening programs.
Michelle utilizes her extensive Industrial Rehab experience to Align operations, ensuring an ongoing focus on high quality, industrial focused therapy within the network.
Todd Mullins, MPT, MBA – Manager Clinical Program
Todd has been with Align Networks since 2010. As the Manager of the Clinical Program, Todd is responsible for the Peer-to-Peer Clinical review program and the development of the peer review team. Todd graduated from the University of Cincinnati Physical Therapy Graduate Program in 2004 and Indiana Wesleyan University Graduate Business Program in 2002. His primary focus has been in out-patient orthopedic settings with a large population of workers’ compensation patients.
Clinical Advisory Staff
Align Networks has more than 30 licensed clinicians as part of our clinical advisory staff. These include physical therapists, occupational therapists,
certified hand therapists, and chiropractors that are experts in their respective fields and bring diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Bhupendra Gupta, MD, MSPH, MRO – Align Networks Peer Medical Reviewer
Dr. Gupta graduated medical school in 1978, completed his internship in 1980, his surgical residency in 1981-1988 and his Surgical Oncology Fellowship
in 1990. Dr. Gupta completed his occupational and preventive medicine residency and his Masters in Science, Public Health in 2002. Dr. Gupta is a licensed
medical doctor by the State of Florida. He is a Certified Health Care Provider under the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation. Dr. Gupta holds fellowship
status with the American Board of Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine and has been board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine since 2003. Dr. Gupta is a
Certified Independent Medical Examiner and a Certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Gupta has received numerous awards and has published extensively throughout
his academic career. Since 2003, he has been in private practice for occupational medicine and medical director at G"n"G P.O.E.M.S.
Clinical Review Process