Debra Esser, MD is the former chief medical officer and vice president of health care services at a leading Nebraska-based health plan. She served as a member of the leadership team and was responsible for medical policy and medical review, as well as strategic oversight of quality management programs. Previously, Dr. Esser also served as chief medical officer for Aetna Better Health of Nebraska. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at Coventry Health Care Nebraska/Iowa, Omaha Physician’s Clinic and Methodist Hospital and United Healthcare Nebraska/Iowa.
Dr. Esser is actively involved in community service in Nebraska and is a passionate advocate of changing and bettering the lives and well-being of patients with type 2 diabetes in Nebraska.
"What's most exciting for me is the chance to really change the health outlook for patients with type 2 diabetes in Nebraska. Across the nation, we have had an epidemic... and so the most exciting part is to take that epidemic and turn it backwards. The thing that really impressed us was that Virta said, 'You will see these results.' And we did."