Mary E. Krebs, MD, FAAFP

Family physician/Medical leader, HealthSource of Ohio, Lebanon; Faculty, Family Medicine Residency at Soin Medical Center, Beavercreek, Ohio

Dr. Krebs earned her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus and completed a family medicine residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She is a solo family physician at a rural federally qualified health center (FQHC) and teaches residents at a new family medicine residency program. She is developing a practice management curriculum and is focused on the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and quality improvement. Her completed projects include efforts to improve diabetes care, improve preventive health, decrease emergency department and hospital utilization, improve care coordination, address population health, measure physician quality, and deliver medical neighborhood care within the context of the PCMH model. Dr. Krebs has experience writing and evaluating quality measures and served on the American Medical Association (AMA) Prediabetes Quality Measures Technical Expert Panel. She is frequently consulted on matters relating to quality measures, population health, lifestyle modification, value-based payment, and diabetes. In addition, she is a frequent contributor to The Ohio Family Physician and has written on a variety of public health issues.

Previously, Dr. Krebs co-ran Family Practice Associates, an independent practice where she led transformation to the PCMH model of care and was involved in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. She also implemented clinical staff and electronic health record (EHR) training, numerous quality improvement and population health projects, and other efforts to improve patient and practice team satisfaction. Dr. Krebs currently serves on the AAFP’s Commission on Quality and Practice and is the chair of the AAFP Working Group on Rural Health, as well as serving on the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. In the past, she has served on the National Conference of Constituency Leaders (formerly the National Conference of Special Constituencies), the Congress of Delegates, and the Reference Committee on Organization and Finance. She served on the quality committee for Premier Health—a physician-led insurance plan—to help make decisions regarding measurement of physician performance, population health, development of quality measures, compensation for quality, and privileging.