Darren Wethers - Vice Chair

Darren Wethers

Darren E. Wethers MD, FACP is the chief medical officer of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage health plan.  In that role, Dr. Wethers is responsible for the following departments at the plan: quality, pharmacy and utilization management. The health plan has approximately 56,000 members here in Arizona.

Prior to coming to Arizona in 2015, Dr. Wethers practiced internal medicine for 20 years in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area, followed by 4 years as a medical director for Coventry Health Care and Aetna, Inc.

He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Northwestern University Medical School, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Emory University.  Dr. Wethers is board certified in internal medicine.  He is married to Cheryl R. Wethers, and is the father of two grown children, Lauren and Harrison.