2006-2007 Chief Resident, University of Tennessee Family Medicine
2004-2007 Resident, University of Tennessee Family Medicine
1999-2004 Medical College of Georgia, Doctor of Medicine
1992-1994 Clemson University, Master of Arts in English Literature
1988-1992 Clemson University, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
09/2014 to present: Clinical Documentation Improvement Coach, St.
Review of inpatient charts to improve documentation and encourage compliance with ICD-10 coding requirements.
7/2014 to present: Physician Contract Reviewer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Review of medical necessity to determine covered services.
3/2014 to 7/2014: Physician, Behavioral Medicine Montgomery, Alabama
Medical management of pediatric and adolescent psychiatric patients in outpatient setting.
2011-2014: Owner and Medical Director, Go Figure Center, LLC Birmingham, Alabama
Full scope of Family Medicine practice emphasizing wellness, weight management, stress management, and mind-body balance.
2009-2011: Medical Director, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, Alabama
Full scope of Family Medicine practice focusing on development of a medical home model of care for patients with physical and developmental disabilities. Administrative duties, grant applications and oversight, community outreach.
2007-2009: Family Medicine Physician, UAB Medical West
Full scope Family Medicine practice, ages 10 to adult, in rural setting.
1998-1999: Research Coordinator, Shepherd Center Rehabilitation Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
Clinical Research on outcomes and quality improvement as well as on behavior and contingency management for patients at rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and long term care facilities.
1995-1998: Project Manager, Housing Resource Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Grant applications and overall management for all aspects of project development, including hiring design teams, budgeting for development and operations, and management of over $45 million in grants funding for development of housing for low income elderly and people with disabilities.
1992-1994: Teaching Assistant, Clemson University
Teaching two sections per semester of Freshman Composition to Clemson University undergraduates while earning a Masters degree.
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Mathewson, C; Adkins, VK; Lenyoun, MA; Schmidt, AM, Using telemedicine in the treatment of pressure ulcers, Ostomy Wound Management, 45(11), 58-62.
Geiger, B.F., O’Neal, M.R,. Firsing III, S.L., Hogan Smith, K., Chandan, P., Schmidt, A., & Jackson, J.B. HealthyMe HealthyU, A Collaborative Project to Enhance Access to Health Information and Services for Individuals with Disabilities. Invited article, Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives.
Geiger, B.F., O’Neal, M.R,. Firsing III, S.L., & Schmidt, A. (2009 November). The Importance of Research Including People with Disabilities. Oral presentation at the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation.
Geiger, B.F., O’Neal, M.R,. Cohen, M., Evans, R.R., Firsing III, S.L., Schmidt, A., Celliti, A., & Chandan, P. Alabamians with Disabilities and Family Caregivers. Poster presentation at The University of Alabama.
(United Cerebral of Greater Birmingham and UAB)
CDC and Lions Club International Foundation, Healthy Athletes Development Grant (5/01/2010-4/30/2012). To develop health promotion program educational materials for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities.
HHS-2009-AOA-LR-0916 (9/30/2009-9/29/2012). To enhance lifespan respite care for families of individuals with disabilities and chronic illness in Alabama.
AL Council for Developmental Disabilities and NN/LM (Multiple Awards 10/01/2008-12/30/2009). To implement and evaluate an innovative Health Services Training Grant for Individuals with Disabilities.
AL Council for Developmental Disabilities (2007-2010). To develop and implement strategies to improve access for dental care for individuals with developmental disabilities in the state of Alabama. Included developing and staffing a dental clinic at UCPGB.
Housing Resource Center, Atlanta, Georgia
UCP public relations representative for Allergan pharmaceuticals
Outstanding Volunteer, UCP of Greater Birmingham, 2009
Outstanding Resident 2006-2007
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Award 2006-2007