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At Blue Sky Telehealth, our founders share a vision of the future of healthcare and its utilization of telehealth services. Their dedication to excellence throughout each of their careers has culminated in the opportunity to improve the lives of patients across the country. The mission and vision of Blue Sky Telehealth is to provide necessary, quality care to patients regardless of their geographic location.

Christopher V. Fanale, M.D.

Telemedicine Medical Director


  • Medical School: MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
  • Residency: MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of California San Diego - Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Board Certification: Neurology

Christopher V. Fanale, M.D. is a board-certified neurologist specializing in stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Fanale is currently the Managing Medical Director of Blue Sky Neurology. He has also served on multiple state, regional and national workgroups focused on the advancement of stroke care using the platform of telemedicine.

He graduated from the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, PA, in May 2000 and subsequently completed residency training in Preliminary Medicine and Neurology at Hahnemann. He completed a fellowship in Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at the University of California at San Diego Medical Center and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. He was instrumental in starting a telemedicine program to supply rapid, expert stroke care to patients in rural communities around the Rocky Mountain region in 2006.

Dr. Fanale joined Blue Sky Neurology in 2005. Since then, he has had a passion in delivering the most advanced stroke care to patients across the United States. He has a specific interest in optimizing stroke systems of care and the role that telemedicine can contribute to that initiative.

  • 5280 Top Doctor (Neurology and Vascular Neurology) 2015
  • 5280 Top Doctor (Neurology and Vascular Neurology) 2014
  • 5280 Top Doctor (Neurology and Vascular Neurology) 2013
  • Peak Performer Award 2013 Recipient
  • 5280 Top Doctor (Neurology and Vascular Neurology) 2012
  • Peak Performer Award 2012 Recipient
  • 5280 Top Doctor (Neurology and Vascular Neurology) 2011
  • 5280 Top Doctor (Vascular Neurology) 2010

Jeffrey C. Wagner, MD

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  • Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
  • Residency: Oregon Health and Science University
  • Fellowship: University of Utah
  • Board Certification: Neurology and Neurocritical Care

Dr. Wagner grew up in Oregon where he earned his medical degree. He completed his training in neurology and then moved to Utah, where he participated in telestroke care and started a remote telemedicine clinic for a correctional facility.

He is board-certified in neurological critical care. He specializes in nerve conduction studies and electromyography as well as being fellowship trained in neuromuscular medicine. At the University of Utah, he served as Director of the Neurology Clerkship for medical students and received the Neurology Faculty Teaching Award in 2009. Telemedicine and stroke care continue to be his top interests within neurology.

Rebecca Lacey, MBA

undefinedVice President of Operations

Rebecca Lacey joined CarePoint Health in 2013. During her time at CarePoint Health, Ms. Lacey has overseen various specialties including hospitalist medicine, neuropsychology, neurology, and neurosurgery. Currently, Ms. Lacey is responsible for the operations of Blue Sky Telehealth including recruitment, staffing, strategic planning, client relations, business development, and contracting.

Ms. Lacey holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in healthcare management from the University of South Dakota.

Nick Tsipis, MD, MPHundefined

Chief of Emergency Department Telemedicine

  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: University of Utah
  • Board Certification: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Tsipis is an Emergency Physician at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, CO. He has been a member of CarePoint Health since July 2018 and is currently the Chief of ED Telemedicine.

He has attained degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Masters in Public Health) and his MD from the Duke University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center in DC, where he was Chief Resident from 2017-2018.

He is active in medical staff leadership in various roles and has been the recipient of numerous awards for research, publications, and clinical care. He has specific interests in providing cutting-edge emergency care to rural locations and utilizing telemedicine platforms to provide effective, efficient care to critical access locations.