Bruce Flareau is president of BayCare Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network in the Tampa Bay area with 1,200 physicians. He also leads clinical leadership and quality teams as the executive vice president of Physician Affairs at BayCare Health System, the leading health system in the Tampa Bay area.
Dr. Flareau has been a national and international speaker on a variety of health care topics, including clinical, academic, administrative, information technology, leadership development and healthcare reform. He also has written a variety of published articles and chapters. Most recently, he co-authored the book, “Clinical Integration, A Roadmap to Accountable Care,” which is now in its second edition.
Before becoming a full-time physician executive, Dr. Flareau spent more than 20 years as a practicing family physician. He has been recognized as a full professor at two universities and has served as a residency program director and director of medical education.
He also has had several senior administrative roles, including chief medical informatics officer, providing physician leadership for BayCare’s system-wide, $240-million electronic medical record implementation. He is a certified physician executive, and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Flareau was awarded the Robert Graham Physician Executive Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2012.
He obtained his medical degree from State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Bayfront Medical Center in Florida. He was born in New York and currently lives in St. Petersburg, FL, with his wife and two daughters.