ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced it has named Clarence Davis, M.D., as senior medical director for Georgia. Dr. Davis will oversee the plan's medical strategy and clinical direction of medical services and quality improvement affecting Georgia's Medicaid and Medicare members."Dr. Davis is an accomplished healthcare executive with broad experience as a medical director in government health plan operations and clinical medicine," said Sonya Nelson, president, WellCare of Georgia, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. "His leadership will be instrumental in ensuring our members receive the integrated, holistic care they need to live better, healthier lives." "I look forward to making a meaningful difference in our members' health and quality of life, while building upon WellCare's reputation as a leading managed care organization in Georgia," said Dr. Davis. Prior to joining WellCare, Dr. Davis served as the chief medical officer for Memphis Health Center. Throughout his nearly 30-year career, Dr. Davis also held leadership positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Memphis Managed Care Corporation and Memphis Health Center. Dr. Davis received his bachelor's degree from Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Emergency Physicians. As of Dec. 31, 2017, WellCare serves approximately 513,000 Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids ® plan members, 47,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 19,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Georgia. To learn more about how WellCare cares for Georgians, watch Gloria's story at http://youtu.be/qyn-nywze04. About WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 4.4 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2017. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan. View original content with multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wellcare-names-dr-clarence-davis-senior-medical-director-in-georgia-300604368.html SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.