MedConnect: Business of Medicine
Join Joel Bruce, MD ’87, and Jennifer Huneycutt from Metrolina Nephrology Associates, PA, for a discussion on the ins and outs of private practice.
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About Our Presenters
Dr. Joel Bruce was born in South Hill, Va., and attended Brunswick Senior High school in Lawrenceville, Va. He attended UVA from 1979 to 1983. He was a four-year member of the US Air Force ROTC detachment. He graduated with a degree in chemistry and a US Air Force officer’s commission. He attended UVA School of Medicine from 1983 to 1987. While there, he was a charter member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity graduate chapter at UVA.
Dr. Bruce completed his internal medicine residency at the Wright-Patterson USAF Hospital in Dayton, Ohio in 1990. He then completed his nephrology fellowship at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital/ University of Texas at San Antonio in 1992. He remained in the program as a clinical professor and director of dialysis services from 1992 to 1996. His academic responsibilities included teaching medical students, residents, and fellows from the two programs as well as the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. In 1996 he left the US Air Force with the rank of Major and joined Southeast Renal Associates in Charlotte, NC. He was the president of the group when it merged with Metrolina Nephrology Associates in 2010. He remains in the practice today and is a member of its executive board. He spearheads many of the practice’s home dialysis initiatives. He is on the DaVita Dialysis home therapies national advisory board and is also a past president of the Charlotte, Medical and Pharmaceutical Society. He is an elder at Matthews Murkland Presbyterian Church and remains active in community health education initiatives. He currently mentors medical students at UVA and two other medical schools.
Dr. Bruce has served as a member of the UVA Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2016. He was named the UVA Medical Alumnus of the Year for 2021 for his work with the SMNA chapter and helping plan the inaugural UVA Black Medical Alumni Weekend for April 2022.
Jennifer Huneycutt, CPA, CMPE is the Executive Director for Metrolina Nephrology Associates, a 36 Physician, 31 Advanced Practitioner private nephrology practice. She is also Chief Executive of ClearEdge Medical Management, a nephrology practice management and consulting firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina. With 25 years of healthcare experience, she is a NC Certified Public Accountant who has received the designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive. Jennifer has served in executive leadership roles within small and large independent physician practices and has successfully used the power of data analytics to improve practice workflows, clinical outcomes and performance in value-based payment models. Jennifer regularly speaks for the Renal Physicians Association on the topics of the business of nephrology, practice management, revenue cycle and benchmarking. She has previously served on the Renal Physicians Association (RPA) Board of Directors, is a past chair of the RPA Practice Managers Committee, and a long-time member of MGMA/NCMGM.