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MedRisk Names William G. Gaines, Jr., MD Medical Director

William G. Gaines, Jr., MD, MPH has been named Medical Director for MedRisk, the leader in physical rehabilitation for the workers’ compensation industry. Dr. Gaines will oversee the quality of provider clinical performance and develop innovative medical management strategies.

Dr. Gaines, who has a strong background in occupational medicine, brings 30 years of experience in directing medical management programs and finding solutions to provide high-quality care to his new role. In addition to his practice at Baylor Scott & White Health in College Station, Texas, he has served as national medical director for a large property and casualty insurance carrier and previously worked for Procter & Gamble and Conoco Phillips.

Board Certified in Preventive Medicine – Occupational Medicine and in Internal Medicine, Dr. Gaines is active in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Texas Occupational Medicine Association and the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. He has coauthored numerous scientific papers and delivered presentations on a variety of topics, including musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, occupational health, and delayed recovery from work injuries.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He conducted post-graduate work in internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and received his Master’s in Public Health from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

About MedRisk

Based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk is the leader in physical rehabilitation solutions for the workers’ compensation industry. The company’s programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. MedRisk ensures high quality care and delivers outstanding customer service. To that end, all customer service professionals, healthcare advocates, physical therapists, and radiologists are based in the U.S. MedRisk is accredited under URAC for utilization management and has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators, state funds, and case management companies. For more information, visit or call 800-225-9675.