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Douglas Ellington | Chief Executive Officer

An expert in anesthesia billing, practice management and corporate finance, Doug Ellington brings over 20 years of senior executive experience to the leadership team at MedStream. Doug is responsible for identifying and implementing financial solutions for MedStream clients, complimenting the clinical team’s perioperative expertise with his financial and business acumen.

Doug directs MedStream’s business matters, overseeing hospital contracts, payor agreements and billing process as well as partnering with CPAs, bankers and attorneys to support all aspects of starting up and sustaining service to MedStream partners. His strategies to address inefficient staffing, unstructured scheduling and sub-optimal billing operations improve financial performance while assuring corporate compliance. The all-important process of credentialing is performed under his watch to ensure a seamless transition, which he notes, “is a primary consideration for us, and a strong way to begin a new business partnership.”

Doug established MedStream as a start-up enterprise in partnership with his brother, Ken, in 2006. “I love the personal challenge of turning a struggling operation into a high functioning business unit. For me, it’s the process of problem-solving and strategizing – both within our organization and for our hospitals – that is so satisfying. I enjoy building our business together with our team, in addition to the opportunity to work with my brother and a talented leadership toward a common goal.”


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  • Account Executive, Dean Whittier
  • Bachelors of Administration in Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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