Dr. Linda Wiant’s primary area of expertise is in managed care pharmacy and pharmacy benefits management services. She has experience developing prior authorization programs, managing preferred drug lists and rebates for Medicaid and Medicaid managed care entities, responding to RFPs, evaluating responses and implementing large-scale programs, including systems testing.
As Medicaid director in the State of Georgia, she excelled in organizational leadership and development and focused on ensuring agency compliance with federal regulations and state legislation.
Dr. Wiant targeted areas of improvement including provider relations, improving internal and external communications, staff development, and policy and systems streamlining to reduce administrative burdens.
She also served the State of Georgia as pharmacy director for Medicaid. In this role, she worked closely with the finance division to forecast drug spend trends and policy changes. Her experience also includes implementing and administering fraud, waste and abuse programs in Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) and pharmacy services.
Dr. Wiant’s experience includes work in the private sector, where she provided clinical services, program management, product and business development for a variety of companies She has served as an adjunct assistant professor for pharmacy students on clinical rotations in both the private and public sectors. She also established the first PBM managed care rotation for Mercer University Pharmacy School and the University of Georgia Pharmacy School.
Dr. Wiant earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University Pharmacy School. She completed a general practice residency at University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, now UF Health Jacksonville, and has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Jacksonville University.
She loves to be outdoors, especially if she’s, scuba diving, camping, hiking, or kayaking She also enjoys cooking, especially baking.