Dr. Charde is currently a healthcare consultant for healthcare companies. He has lived in this community since 1970 and has worked in a variety of professional medical roles in the tri-state area. In 1983, Dr. Charde co-founded a not-for-profit managed health care plan in Poughkeepsie, NY. Since then he has been in management and leadership roles in managed care in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. Dr. Charde has focused primarily on quality management, improving clinical care in organizations, and the improvement of care for chronic diseases.
Over the last 10 years he has focused on care management programs for the elderly, and most recently on care management for dual eligible persons [Medicare and Medicaid eligible]. He has extensive experience and has worked locally, nationally and internationally on health care policy, financing, public health and clinical issues. From 1970-1982, he practiced pediatrics at the Sharon Clinic in Sharon and Millbrook, NY and was an active member of the Sharon Hospital staff. He became board certified in pediatrics in 1972 after completing his pediatrics internship and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester in 1970. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1967 and from Georgetown University in 1963 with an AB in philosophy.