Dr. Bunting, BS Pharm, PharmD, Distinguised Scholar National Academy of Practice, is Vice President of Clinical Services for American Health Care, a Population Health Management company, and Pharmacy Benefits Management Company.  Dr. Bunting is also a clinical pharmacist who has worked in acute‐care hospital and community settings for over thirty years, and was the original director of the Asheville Project®, an award‐winning, disease management program that uses a proven population health management model to improve the care of individuals with chronic diseases. This program uses specially trained health coaches/care managers to provide disease management services for individuals with chronic conditions.

Dr. Bunting’s work has generated five peer‐review journal research articles—studying more than three thousand patients over fifteen years. This program has been described in front‐page articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and has been featured on “NBC Nightly News” and CNBC.

His research has proven that there is a simple effective disease management model that can be used for individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, and that reduces complications and lowers health care costs.

Dr. Bunting received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy – Chapel Hill, his BS Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University, and in 2008 was elected to the National Academy of Practice (a national honor society of medical professionals).