Complex.Care is the culmination of this effort. It is a web-based learning environment that includes training on pain, addiction, behavioral health, clinical pathways as well as implementation and new payment models. Complex.Care uses an individualized curriculum based on a series of 20-25 minute overview lectures. Each overview is followed by a series of short, 2-5 minute lectures delivered in an informal style. Each short lecture is tied to a specific patient at specific times in his or her life, such as adolescence, early adulthood, and late adulthood. This information has been developed and segmented so that it can be used to train diverse levels of the clinical workforce, including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, therapists, social workers, community health workers, criminal justice personnel and care givers.
R. Corey Waller MD
R. Corey Waller MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM is an addiction, pain, and emergency medicine specialist and the Senior Medical Director for Education and Policy at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (Camden Coalition). Before joining Camden Coalition he worked for the Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is a fully integrated health system with 11 hospitals and over 1000 employed physicians. He was the Medical Director of the Spectrum Health Medical Group Center for Integrative Medicine, the Medical Staff Chief of Pain Medicine to the Spectrum Health Hospital System, the President of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as SUD Medical Director at Lakeshore Regional Partners (Community Mental HealthRegion 3). Dr. Waller earned a Master’s of Science in Biology with a neuromolecular focus at Southwest Texas State University and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. Dr. Waller completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Waller’s special interests include creating a comprehensive workforce development suite for the care of complex high cost patients, understanding the biopsychosocial and financial impact of high cost complex patients as well as the unique interaction of pain and addiction.
Mark Weiner MD
Dr. Weiner received his undergraduate degree (B.S. Psychology) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University – McGaw Medical Campus in Chicago, Illinois. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Weiner is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan practicing full time Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pain Management. He is the Section Chief of Addiction Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor. He is the chair of the planning committee of the American Society of Addiction Medicine course, “Pain and Addiction: Common Threads.” He is currently a member of the planning committee for the American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Meeting. He is an editor of the upcoming ASAM Pain and Addiction Handbook planned for publication in 2017. Dr. Weiner is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dawn Farm Treatment Centers as vice chair and is the chairman of the treatment subcommittee. In June 2016, Dr. Weiner became the medical director of Care Improvement for Patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Task Force supported by St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor.
Michele Virva, LMSW CSW
Michele (Shelly) Virva, LMSW CSW is a clinical social worker specializing in treating addiction, cooccurring disorders and complex care patients. She is currently the Associate Clinical Director for Online Education at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. Prior to this she worked for Network180, a regional community mental health agency, in partnership with Spectrum Health Medical Group at the Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM). Located in Grand Rapids, MI. CIM is a fully integrated physical and behavioral medicine ambulatory ICU clinic specializing in the treatment of high frequency emergency department utilizers and complex care patients.
Shelly has earned her Bachelors of Arts in political science and a Masters of Social Work from Western Michigan University. She has extensive experience in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders, pregnancy and addiction disorders, crisis intervention, integrated care, and treatment of complex care patients. She has strong interests in training/education, research and system development. She regularly provides in person training and consulting on the treatment of addiction and complex care patients. She was part of an interdisciplinary team tasked with integrating behavioral health into a multisite primary care group. She also has experience working with a large regional health plan in Michigan to incorporate medication assisted treatment into their benefit structure, and has coauthored the Michigan Medication Assistance Treatment Program Guidelines.