Dr. Mary S. Applegate, MD, FAAP, FACP
An honors graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mary Applegate is double-boarded in Pediatrics and Internal medicine. After over twenty years of experience in rural private practice Dr. Applegate serves as the Medical Director of Ohio Medicaid. She is responsible for infusing high quality in clinical medicine into the program, driving improvements in health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries. Dr. Applegate leads several quality improvement initiatives across multiple agencies and disciplines particularly in the fields of perinatal health, physical and mental health integration, and the appropriate utilization of high risk drugs such as atypical antipsychotics and opiates. She spearheads the perinatal workgroup for the Medicaid Medical Directors Network & Co-chairs the CMS expert panel to improve maternal and infant outcomes. Other interests include home and hospice care, patient empowerment, and health system transformation.