Leadership Team

Dr. Franklin E Baumann

Our Founder

Franklin E Baumann MD

Dr. Franklin Baumann has worked in the healthcare field for 30 years. He is an experienced surgeon who practiced in the Chicago area performing general, vascular, thoracic and trauma surgery. He has worked directly with patients and review boards seeing both sides of what it means to be responsible for the care and well-being of a sick individual as well as the system delivering that care.

Dr. Baumann founded AppriseMD in 2018 after serving for more than eleven years as a medical director for UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest insurance carriers in the country. As a Care Guidelines Specialist (Utilization Management) as well as an MD expert in post-service pre-payment claim reviews, he gained invaluable experience with healthcare claims issue which he now uses to help clients and lead the AppriseMD team.


AppriseMD Leadership Team


Monika Mlynarski, MD
Director of Analytics & Client Reporting


Mary Perez, MD
Director of Provider Services


Holly St. Clair
Director of Business Development & Client Services


Jennifer Standeford
Director of Administration & Human Resources


Nadia Taklan, MD
Manager of Payer Services



Anne Clavero-Nash, MD
Manager of Provider Services


Samina Zahid, MD
Manager of Provider Services


Yamarie Cabello Rodriguez, MD
Manager of Provider Services

Optimize patient care, reduce denials and maximize reimbursement through our unique approach to achieving excellence in utilization review.

Discuss your hospital's denial prevention and appeal management needs with our team.


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