Darren Wethers, MD, CPE - Chairman

Darren Wethers

Darren Wethers, MD, CPE, is Vice President, Clinical Operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, where he oversees the full time and contract physicians, leads the Medical Management Committee, serves as the senior clinical officer for URAC and is the physician representative on the Crisis Management Team. Prior to entering this role in 2019, Dr. Wethers spent four years as the chief medical officer for BCBS Arizona Advantage, and four years as a Medical Director at Coventry Health Care and Aetna.

Dr. Wethers practiced internal medicine in the Midwest for more than 20 years, focused on HIV/AIDS and chemical dependency care; it was during this time that he became interested in administrative medicine as a career path. He earned his B.S in Biology at Morehouse College, Doctor of Medicine degree at Northwestern University in 1988, and completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University. He is board certified in internal medicine. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Anthem, Az., where they enjoy hiking, biking and visiting historic native communities.