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Dale Criner, MD, MBA, FAAFP Dale Criner, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Attending Physician/CEO | Criner Consulting

Greater Memphis Area, TN, UNITED STATES




Focus of Criner Consulting:

Breaking Barriers
Compelling Collaboration
Generating Growth

Excellence in Patient Care,
Medical Staff/Physician-Hospital Relationships,
ED-Hospital Patient Flow,
Decreasing Outmigration,
Improving Medically-Appropriate Admissions,
Developing Systems The Enable More Patients To Receive Care Closer To Home,
Providing Speaking, Consulting, and Educational Services

Industry Expertise (3)


Health Care - Providers

Health Care - Facilities

Areas of Expertise (5)

Family Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Medical Consulting

Hospital Operations

Hospital-Physician Relationships

Education (5)

University of Tennessee-Health Science Center College of Medicine: Residency Graduate, Family Medicine 2006

High-Quality and High-Volume, Unopposed Family Medicine Residency in 600+ bed Major Medical Center. Wide-array of pathology from which to learn. Significant learning in busiest ED in state. Would highly recommend this program to anyone desiring to receive high-volume, learning intensive residency!

Emergency Department Directors Academy:

Phases One. Two, and Three

American University of the Caribbean: M.D., Medicine 2003

Bethel University: MBA, Business Administration 2010

The University of Memphis: B.S. in Ed., Education 1997

Focus in Health and Safety with concentration in Emergency Medical Services

Affiliations (1)

  • American College of Physician Executives Emergency Department Directors Academy American Academy of Family Physicians Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians American Medical Association American College of Healthcare Executives Tennessee Medical Associati

Testimonials (3)

Katie Eads, NAMCP Coordinator | National Association of Managed Care Physicians Fall Forum

"Dr. Criner, Thank you for participating in the Fall Managed Care Forum...Your presentation was excellent and well received....we look forward to working with you in the future."

Maleia (Lee) Evan, CMSR, MBA, Director, TN Small Business Development Center |

“Dr. Criner is a physician leader with a passion for nurturing a culture which ensures positive clinical outcomes for patients while promoting growth for the organization. His ability to see an organization's true potential, through detailed monitoring of evidence-based results, is an extremely valuable asset in today's competitive healthcare industry.”

Jimmr R. Noonan, MD, FACP, Medical Director and Physician Advisor/ Quality and Utilization |

“At our hospital I have always had an intimate relationship with the emergency department and the emergency physicians. Over a period of 41 years I have worked with many, many ED docs and have observed all types, good, bad, and otherwise. It has been my pleasure to work with Dr.Criner during the past 2+ years. Without hesitation I am happy to declare loudly that, since 1968, there has never been an emergency department physician team at our hospital as efficient as the one recruited by, organized by, trained by, and directed by Dr. Criner. I came to respect greatly his knowledge, judgment, and leadership abilities. He tries to do the right thing for both the patient and the hospital...."

Event Appearances (2)

Hospital-Physician Relationships (It Doesn't Have To Be Painful!)

NAMCP Fall Forum  Las Vegas, NV

Hospital-Physician Relationships (It Doesn't have to Be Painful!)

Medical Center Health System Leadership Conference  Medical Center Health System, Odessa, TX


Sample Talks (1)

Hospital-Physician Relationships (It Doesn't Have To Be Painful!)

Engaging presentation on sound methods to improve hospital-physician relationships leading to better alignment.



  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


8000 to 12000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee