Margaret Cook, MBA, CMPE

Principal, Healthcare Advisor

Margaret has over 30 years of experience in business and healthcare. She provides specialized consulting services for healthcare providers with an emphasis on physician practice management. Her areas of expertise include practice startup, recruiting and credentialing new providers, evaluation of innovative business opportunities and ancillary services, assessing existing practices for operational improvements and workflow efficiencies, assisting healthcare groups with governmental compliance and regulatory requirements. Margaret has been asked to share her knowledge with professional groups, such as Alabama MGMA, Birmingham MGMA, and other local MGMA chapters, hospitals, physician residency programs, and various seminars.


Bachelor of Science, Samford University
Master of Business Administration, Samford University


Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE)

Professional and Community Involvement

Affiliated Healthcare Advisors- Executive Director
American College of Medical Practice Executives
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), National, Alabama, and Birmingham Chapters
United Way- Visiting Allocation Team Member
Vestavia Hills Sunrise Rotary – Secretary

Presentation and Publication Topics

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Compliance Plans
Employee benefits
Benchmarking key performance indicators
Operational efficiencies
Fraud detection and prevention
Generational Diversity in the Workplace
Patient Satisfaction


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