Cigna Healthcare

At Cigna, we aim to deliver affordable, predictable, and simple health care for our customers, patients, and clients.

Cigna is a global health services company dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve. With more than 180 million customer and patient relationships in more than 30 countries and jurisdictions, we are able to harness actionable insights that address whole-person health and drive better health outcomes.

Our global workforce of more than 70,000 employees is dedicated to living our mission and being champions for our customers and communities. We call this the “Power of We.” By working together in close partnership with our colleagues, customers, providers, clients, and communities, we are able to create personalized solutions and advance whole-person health.

Our goal is to provide the right services and solutions, in the right setting, at the right time, to address the diverse health needs of our customers and patients in a highly personalized way – each and every day.

Session Presenter

  Fredrick "Rick" Watson, DO, MBA — Medical Director, Cigna Healthcare
Dr. Watson’s main responsibilities for CIGNA in the North Texas and Oklahoma region include: Physician and Facility engagement, Total Market Cost oversight, Strategic planning and Client Sales Support. He also chairs the West National Credentialing and the National Peer Review Committees. He previously served as the Senior Medical Director for the Texas Market of HealthSpring, Inc, a Medicare Advantage company.

Dr. Watson graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri in 1997. He completed his internship and residency in family practice at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, where he was named chief resident in 1999-2000. During that time, he also completed a fellowship in medical education and teaching through the Statewide Campus System and Michigan State University. After practicing for 8 years, Dr. Watson obtained an MBA from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, which spurred his interest in the administrative aspects of medicine. In 2015 he was named one of the “Most Influential People in Medicine” in Dallas-Fort Worth in the Dallas Business Journal.