Christopher Fete



St. Louis, MO


Christopher has more than ten years of healthcare experience concentrated primarily in the areas of provider transaction compliance and regulatory issues, provider alignment strategies and healthcare market research. He supports Pinnacle’s consulting engagements including fair market value reviews of healthcare provider compensation arrangements and telemedicine financial arrangements for all types of providers, including national telemedicine companies, large integrated health systems, academic medical centers, and rural healthcare providers. In addition to providing fair market value analysis, Chris also supports his diverse clients, which include a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations, in strategic compensation/pricing and business plan development.

In addition to supporting Pinnacle’s Physician and Compensation Valuation service line, Chris is Vice President of TeleNeph, LLC, an affiliated nephrology-focused telemedicine company. He is also active in writing and speaking throughout the country on physician compensation, transaction due diligence, fair market value consideration, and telemedicine arrangements.

Prior to joining Pinnacle, Chris was an administrative intern for a children’s medical center in St. Louis, MO. As a team leader, he assisted in the development and organization of a patient access-line for maternal services between two hospitals. Additionally, Chris served as a legal intern for Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Chris holds a BA from Creighton University, as well as a JD and a Master in Health Administration, both from St. Louis University School of Law and School of Public Health.


  • The Expansion of Telehealth Current and Post Pandemic: Legal and Fair Market Value Considerations, coauthored with Anjali B. Dooley, Erin Grant, Zach Stephens, American Bar Association, June 2020
  • Physician Contracting Issues Related to COVID-19, coauthored with Patsy Powers, American Bar Associated, June 2020

  • Over 10 years of healthcare consulting experience
  • Focused on provider transaction compliance and regulatory issues and provider alignment strategies
  • Expertise includes fair market value reviews of healthcare provider compensation arrangements
  • Works with variety of providers including national telemedicine companies, integrated health systems, and academic medical centers