Mike Polich, MS, FNP-BC

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Professional Highlights

  • Long-Term Care Telemedicine Nurse Practitioner(Part-Time), Paragon Clinical LLC, Burr Ridge, IL(May 2015 – Present)
  • Cigna Onsite Health Quality Clinical Review Specialist/Nurse Practitioner, Cigna, (Mar 2014 – Present)
  • Nurse Practitioner(part-time Long-Term Acute Care inpatient rounds), Infectious Disease Specialists, Highland, IN (Jan 2008 – Present)
  • Regional Manager/Nurse Practitioner; Occupational and Employee Health, WorkingWell Occupational Medicine, Franciscan Alliance, Michigan City, IN (Nov 2005 – Mar 2014)
  • Nurse Practitioner, Methodist Hospitals, Merrillville, IN (1989 – 2005)

 

About Mike Polich

Mike has practiced in a variety of healthcare settings including psychiatry, neurology, pain medicine, retail health, primary care, telehealth, and occupational medicine and consulting. Mike also works as a clinical quality chart review specialist and audits ambulatory medical charts for use of evidence-based medicine. He has also managed numerous outpatient occupational and urgent care clinics. He has a passion for health and wellness and has written numerous blog articles on this subject. He is considered a subject matter expert in occupational medicine, health and wellness, and evidence-based medicine.

Mike has served in leadership positions in the healthcare environment and has led a dynamic healthcare team setting objectives, planning, controlling and evaluating healthcare services. He has been involved in quality management along with being an internal auditor for maintaining certifications for Occupational Medicine clinics including I.S.O certification (International Organization for Standardization) for these clinics. He is well versed in standardizing ambulatory clinics, policy development, training healthcare staff, analyzing quality metrics and financial budgets, analyzing opportunities for improvement, and clinical problem solving.

 

License and Certification

  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 1999
  • Registered Nurse since 1989

 

Education

  • MBA (Masters in Business Administration), 12/2011 from Indiana Wesleyan, Merrillville, IN
  • MS (Masters of Science), 5/1999 from Purdue University, Hammond, IN
  • BSN (Bachelor of Nursing). 5/1989 from Indiana University, Gary, IN