Our Team

The Healthwise management team is a multidisciplinary team with more than 60 years of combined experience in healthcare. You will receive the benefit of the perspective of physicians and other clinical providers, healthcare executives, physician practice management experts, and subject matter experts in behavior, culture, and education to achieve new heights in your medical practice.

Dr. Michelle L. Davis

Principal
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Dr. Michelle L. Davis

Dr. Michelle Davis has a unique background in behavioral health, education, and coaching that allows her to bring specialized skills to assist individuals and organizations reach their goals. She holds a doctorate in behavioral health, as well as master’s degrees in counseling, and in instructional design. Additionally, Dr. Davis is a certified coach.

As a consultant, and coach, Dr. Davis helps professionals, executives and organizations adapting to growth and change. For businesses involved in succession planning, sale, or acquisition, she understands the human side of business transactions. Dr. Davis has the ability to look beyond the spreadsheets and business plans to help the participants understand the behaviors, emotions, and cultural considerations that can facilitate a successful transaction and post-transaction integration.

With her training as a clinician, and instructional designer, Dr. Davis has created and taught curriculum in higher education for Universities and in clinical settings for healthcare organizations. Additionally, she develops and assists with implementation of clinical programs for patient care, and staff development.

Dr. Davis works as a strategic partner to clients facing challenges and opportunities in business and in life.

Mark Ackley

Principal
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Mark Ackley

Mark Ackley is a healthcare executive with 18 years of C-Suite experience in MSO operations, surgical hospital/ASC management, surgical/specialty practice management and radiology services. He has managed physician groups ranging from single specialty offices to large integrated networks including a wide range of ancillary services.

With a blended background in Executive Management and medical operations. Mark can consult and lead in all facets of operations, strategy, business planning and market acceleration that bridge concept to revenue with operations and technology.

Having worked for several years in private equity, he has performed due diligence on dozens of medical businesses and incubated a regenerative medicine company. Mark is an expert in healthcare technology, business planning, ancillary investing and developing new business lines.

As a U.S. Army Veteran, Mark has a special interest in Leadership, business startups, turnarounds, post merger recovery. He has expert skills in helping physicians shift from fee-for –service to value based care.

Fred N. Davis, MD

Principal
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Fred N. Davis, MD

Fred N Davis, MD has been a pain medicine physician since 1984 when he co-founded Michigan Pain Consultants, PC in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1996 he co-founded and served as President of ProCare Systems, Inc. a firm providing management and development services to pain medicine practices. In 2015 ProCare was successfully sold. Following the sale, Dr. Davis served as president and CMO from 2015-2018. He has been a principal at Healthwise Consultants since 2015.

Dr Davis serves as a clinical associate professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he is involved in translational research based on the application of clinical intelligence tools to inform value based decision making in medicine.

Bridging the gap between the ideals that bring physicians together in a practice and developing a successful clinical business requires a systematic approach to building the governing structure and managing the organization to allow for decision making, growth and ultimately an exit strategy.

Dr. Davis has had extensive experience in organizational development, practice governance, physician coaching, succession planning, and transaction support. Applying these concepts effectively can help physicians create a successful practice, as well as professionally and personally satisfying careers.

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