Your Team

NP Solutions uses a team account management approach.  We don’t assign just one Account Manager you can never reach.  Our team members each bring specialized skills to the table to comprehensively manage your billing.  You have direct cell phone line of communication with each expert.

Doug Esbach

Doug  Esbach – Chairman and Chief  Executive Officer, co-founder

Mr. Esbach co-founded CompMed in January 2010 to provide billing, accounting, and business management to the physician groups in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. He has over 25 years in the industry as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing with regional and national firms such as CompMed, Per Se Technologies, National Data Corporation, and Medical Practice Management.  CompMed has grown to provide services to many specialty types, in more than 35 states, ranging from 1 solo doc to a group with over 100 physicians.

Prior to that he was Branch Manager and General Sales Manager for IBM/ROLM Corporation for the South Florida Region from 1980 to1986.

Mr. Esbach graduated from James Madison University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management and Marketing.

Mr. Esbach resides in Richmond, Va and is based in CompMed’s corporate office in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Angela Patterson

Angela D. Patterson, FACMPE, CPCO – Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Patterson joined CompMed in January 2010 as an expert in medical billing, Human Resources, and HIPAA Compliance. She has almost 30 years experience in practice management and medical billing working for such companies as CompMed, Medaphis/Per Se Technologies, ABC/National Data Corporation, and MPM. Ms. Patterson is instrumental in assisting our software vendor with software development and improvements to make the billing process more efficient and automated. Ms. Patterson analyzes managed care contracts for CompMed clients and leads the Credentialing Team.

Ms. Patterson received a BS degree from Berry College in Rome, Georgia where she double majored in Economics and Business Management and minored in Accounting.

She is certified by the American Academy of Procedural Coders (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) and has completed the CMS Medicare Billing Certificate Training Program. In 2018 she earned the designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).  In early 2020 she became a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), the certifying body of the MGMA.  Ms. Patterson serves as CompMed’s Compliance Officer, Security Officer, Privacy Officer, and OSHA Officer. She is responsible for maintaining and enhancing CompMed’s Compliance Plan program.

Ms. Patterson is a member of the RBMA (Radiology Business Management Association), National MGMA, Cleveland, Tennessee Chapter of the MGMA and the Tennessee MGMA. She is the 2022 President Elect of the Cleveland, TN MGMA Chapter.  She is an active member of her local Cleveland, Tennessee Chapter of the AAPC and has served in several Officer positions including President and Treasurer. 

Ms. Patterson resides in Cleveland, Tennessee and is based in CompMed’s corporate office in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Tara Jarnagin

Tara Jarnagin – Vice-President

Ms. Jarnagin joined CompMed in January of 2010 and has provided Client Financial Services to the medical practice field since 1997.  She has worked extensively with Radiology and Anesthesia practices in both operational and financial reporting and budgeting and provides expertise in assessing outside vendor products such as banking, malpractice insurance, and retirement programs. She worked with Management Sciences Network and Medical Practice Management before joining CompMed.  Ms. Jarnagin is a long time member of the Dalton Medical Group Manager’s Association.

Ms. Jarnagin resides in Ooltowah, Tennessee and is based in CompMed’s  Processing Center in Dalton, Ga.

Rachael Morrison

Rachael Morrison – Credentialing Manager 

Ms. Morrison joined CompMed in March 2010.  She has over 16 years experience working with a variety of provider types and specialties.  She ensures that all individual provider and group credentialing is maintained and kept up-to-date.  She sets up EFTs, prepares the initial enrollments, and processes recredentialing/revalidations timely.  She completes most of her work online in the insurance portals, such as PECOS, CAQH, Availity, etc.  Rachael’s credentialing success is attributed to developing relationships with insurance company provider representatives across the United States.

Ms. Morrison resides in Cleveland, Tennessee and is based in CompMed’s main Processing Center in Dalton, Georgia.