Margaret Cook

Physician Services

Ovation Healthcare

Margaret has over 30 years of experience in business and healthcare. She provides specialized consulting services for healthcare providers with an emphasis on physician practice management. Margaret is frequently recruited to share her knowledge with professional groups, such as Alabama MGMA, Birmingham MGMA, and other local MGMA chapters, hospitals, physician residency programs, and various seminars.

Areas of Expertise

  • Practice startup
  • Recruiting and credentialing new providers
  • Evaluation of innovative business opportunities and ancillary services

  • Assessing existing practices for operational improvements and workflow efficiencies
  • Assisting healthcare groups with governmental compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Provider contracting and compensation

Previous Experience

  • Kassouf
    Principal and Healthcare Advisor
  • Brookwood Medical Center
    Executive Director of ART Program of Alabama
  • Healthcare Management Associates
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Performance Analyst


  • Master of Business Administration
    Samford University
  • Bachelor of Science
    Samford University


  • Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE)


  • American College of Medical Practice Executives
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), National, Alabama, and Birmingham Chapters
  • Vestavia Hills Sunrise Rotary – Charter Member