About Heather Cook Skelton, Healthcare Attorney Charlotte NC

Heather Cook Skelton owns and operates a boutique healthcare law practice dedicated to helping healthcare providers and their medical practices. She emphasizes a proactive approach to preventing problems before they occur, and her firm’s philosophy is based on simplifying legal matters to find the best and most cost-effective solution.

Heather is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in business. She earned her law degree with honors from Tulane Law School. In addition to having her own practice, she previously worked for several years “in-house” at a national managed care organization with commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term care products. This experience gave her specialized knowledge and expertise in the managed care arena. Heather has drafted and negotiated agreements with physicians, hospitals, groups, Physicians Health Organizations (PHOs), carriers, and a wide variety of ancillary providers.

Heather’s goal is to use her knowledge and experience to benefit specialized medical practices, physicians, and other healthcare organizations. Because the healthcare atmosphere is constantly changing with new laws, regulations and trends, she believes providers need an advisor whose practice is devoted solely to healthcare law. This way, physicians can worry less about the legal aspects of their practice and have more time to treat patients.