RM Medical Search: About Us

RM Medical Search (RMMS) sources the full spectrum of medical specialties and sub-specialties for hospitals, health centers and private practices nationwide.

Since 1995, we've focused on making the recruitment experience efficient, professional and pleasant for our clients.


  •     Our customers remain the key to creating value - by listening to you we are proactive and adaptive
  •     Acting as an ally – a valued resource to your organization and internal recruiters, not a replacement
  •     Innovation – utilizing technologically advanced communication and analytic systems for candidate outreach
  •     More candidates – a database of more than 680,000 providers
  •     Our strategy drives results – filling your highest priority searches in reduced time at reduced cost
  •     Leveraging our FCI membership - we have 40 recruiters working to source outstanding, qualified candidates

We offer a range of search services, from our cost-effective sourcing service to full-service traditional retained search for your high profile or critical search needs.

Karen Zeller, President

Karen has more than 25 years of experience in psychiatric nursing, clinic administration, practice development/management, physician recruitment and consultation. She founded RM Medical Search in 1995, providing medical search and consultation services.

Karen is an active member of the National Association of Physicians Recruiters and has served on the Ethics Committee, Board of Directors and has completed two terms as president of NAPR. She served on the Board of Directors of Colorado Medical Group Management Association (CMGMA) from 2009 to 2011.

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A fan of the outdoors, Karen enjoys gardening, hiking, snow shoeing and skiing.

Arleen Richardson, Senior Vice President, Recruitment

Arleen has more than 20 years of healthcare experience in administration, financial management, project management, systems analysis and physician recruiting. She has 15 years of consulting experience with medical practices on establishing policies and procedures, management, monitoring budgets, oversight of account receivables and expenses and recruitment.

Arleen has a bachelor's degree in business and a Master's degree in business administration.

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Some of Arleen's favorite activities include skiing, hiking and curling up on the couch with a good book.

Matt Zeller, Operations Manager

Matt has 15 years of management and operations experience in the arts and entertainment industry. Having grown up in the business, he has served in many roles for RM Medical Search over the past 10 years. Matt comes to RM from the non-profit sector.

Matt has a master's degree in music and a bachelor's degree in film and media production.  He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in musicology.
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Matt is an accomplished violin historian and musicologist and is passionate about classical music. He also enjoys playing chess and golf.

Dale Richardson, Senior Consultant

Dale's experience spans from the initiation of start-up practices to managing multi-specialty groups at the CEO level. He has grown and expanded practices while maintaining financial sustainability. Working in both hospital and physician practice administration gives him valuable perspective in navigating the challenges employed and private practices face in an ever-changing healthcare environment.


Dale holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance, as well as an undergraduate degree in business and accounting.

Tracy Ibarra, Search Consultant

Tracy has 23 years of business experience within the legal and medical industries. She has worked closely with physicians for the past 13 years in the areas of medical transcription and search consulting. She specializes in placing hospitalists, ob-gyn physicians, family practitioners and advanced practice providers.

Tracy holds a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis on administration.

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A fitness instructor and personal trainer, Tracy holds a special interest in water aerobics. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends and cooking.

Belinda Bidois, Researcher and Administrative Assistant

Originally from New Zealand, Belinda joined RM Medical Search in the summer of 2013. Her years as an administrator in the medical and holistic health fields, paired with various roles in the health food industry, contribute great perspective and versatility to her role here.

Belinda received a certificate in medical and clinical administration. In addition to academic achievements in natural medicine, she continues to study nutrition.

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Belinda enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, art and music and spending quality time with her dog, Rewa.

Diana Lallo, Researcher

Diana joined RM Medical Search in April of 2014. Diana previously worked as a special projects manager and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver. She brings her experience in logistics and research to the team.

Diana received her MA in Religious Studies from the University of Denver.

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In her free time, Diana enjoys board-gaming, cooking, and spending time with her family.

First Choice, Inc. brings together the nation's finest, mid-sized physician recruitment firms, combining local and regional expertise with a national presence. Located across the United States, our members are chosen carefully for their quality of work and ethical standards. Most of the principals of these firms are current or former officers of the National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR). We all strictly adhere to the NAPR Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Because of our association with First Choice, we excel at providing comprehensive, well-researched information to both our physician candidates and our hospital and medical group clients. This alliance leverages many benefits for us and our clients:

  • Access to a private, national database of 560,000 physician names
  • The resources and capabilities of 11 offices and more than 40 recruiters working on your behalf
  • Group discounts, such as job board advertising packages and e-blasts, we pass on to our clients

Our members provide consultative services, physician searches - perm and locum tenens, expert witness reports and testimony, practice evaluations and appraisals, mid-level searches and health-related executive searches.