BY CONCIERGE MEDICINE TODAY (CMT) EDITORS AND STAFF
DECEMBER 1, 2014 – It’s time to give credit to the many successful, hard-working and professional women in the business of Concierge Medicine and healthcare delivery across our industry. Today, Concierge Medicine Today is releasing Part 1 of 2 in their series entitled “Industry Leading Women In Concierge Medicine.“ Many of these female professionals and physicians currently operate in a CEO or Management-level role and also serve in an advisory or leadership capacity for their peers and others in the marketplace of Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care.
“The brass ring in a career isn’t the number of zero’s on your paycheck, it’s when you become indispensable,” said Michael Tetreault, Editor of Concierge Medicine Today, the trade publication for the Concierge Care industry. “The professionals mentioned [below] are an invaluable ensemble and serve at nearly every leading business or medical practice in this marketplace. Their contributions to this industry are seen and heard every day. The rapid advance of women in the business world and in healthcare is growing and female-run companies are setting a high standard of care, particularly in Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care.”
According to a recent report by Biz2Credit, more women than men attend and graduate from college these days. Further, as they gain experience running their own companies, they have become better negotiators, marketers and CEOs. Women are running their businesses more efficiently than ever. The result is that they are looking to expand their companies at earlier stages of the business life cycle, as the survey data indicates.
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The Editors and Staff at Concierge Medicine Today and our partner publications are pleased to recognize these “Industry Leading Women In The Field of Concierge Medicine,” which include:
Meet Roberta Greenspan, Founder, Specialdocs, Chicago, IL | Roberta’s Top 3 Business Advice/Tips:
Roberta Greenspan, a seasoned health care executive and visionary with more than 30 years of professional health care experience in both the hospital and private practice setting, launched Specialdocs Consultants, Inc. over 10 years ago.
Meet Dr. Pam Brar, San Diego, CA and “President-Elect” of AAPP
Dr. Pamila Brar has practiced Internal Medicine in San Diego, California, for fifteen years, including the last three in her own private concierge practice. Her private medicine practice utilizes technology to deliver highly individualized real-time medical care to patients at home, in the office, and across the care continuum. Her “open door style” is appreciated by all, from her adolescent patients up to her centenarians. Pamila is a tireless advocate for her patients, and loves to motivate and empower all under her care. (READ MORE)
ANDREA KLEMES, DO, FACE and Chief Medical Officer of MDVIP
Dr. Andrea Klemes is the Chief Medical Officer of MDVIP. She is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and is a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Prior to joining MDVIP, Dr. Klemes worked at Procter & Gamble in the areas of personal healthcare, women’s health and digestive wellness and served as North American Medical Director for bone health. She spent 10 years in private practice specializing in endocrinology and metabolism in Tallahassee, Florida. In addition, Dr. Klemes held leadership roles with the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and as Medical Director of the Diabetes Center in Tallahassee and Panama City, Florida, as well as Chief of the Department of Medicine at Tallahassee Community Hospital. She has been a consultant and frequent lecturer and has completed broad clinical research in diabetes and osteoporosis. Dr. Klemes has published extensively on MDVIP’s impressive outcomes data and research, including reduced hospitalization and lower readmission rates. (READ MORE)
Meet Dr. Susan Wilder, @ LifeScape Premier Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Susan S.Wilder, MD and LifeScape Premier Medical Center is Phoenix & Scottsdale Arizona’s premier concierge medical practice for your entire family’s integrative health & wellness needs with board-certified, nationally recognized health care experts & on-site Sonora Quest Lab.
“LifeScape is a philosophy of inspiring health and optimizing vitality at every age. Health is far more than just the absence of disease and our healthcare arsenal requires far more than a barrage of tests and a prescription pad. To be “LifeScaped” is a transformative experience involving listening, engaging, collaborating and reawakening hope.” ~Susan WIlder, MD
Meet Catherine Sykes, Publisher of The DPC Journal and Concierge Medicine Today
Ms. Sykes serves as the Publisher and Managing Director of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), The Journal of Retail Medicine, Concierge Medicine Canada and The Direct Primary Care Journal (DPCJ), online news agencies and award winning trade journals serving all sectors interested in these emerging healthcare trends. Ms. Sykes has been responsible for development and implementation of numerous types of health care services products involving: medical/hospital, PHO, chiropractic, workers’ compensation, dental, mental health, eldercare, concierge medicine and utilization management products and services. Further experience includes: new market introduction of a large national HMO and numerous specialty provider networks; marketing responsibility for a major metropolitan business/medicine coalition to develop and market effective health care cost containment products/services under a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant: Community Programs for Affordable Healthcare, and marketing and strategic planning responsibility for health care related marketing/advertising accounts.
She was honored in 2004 by the Business Advisory Council of the National Republican Committee as a Georgia Businessperson of the Year in Washington DC. She is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, the National Association of Female Executives, and has held positions on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Health Underwriters Association, several managed care networks, in addition to a number of United Way agencies and Christian ministries. (READ MORE)
Nancy Udell, Director, PUBLIC/MEDIA RELATIONS @ MDVIP
Nancy Udell has directed the in-house Media Relations for MDVIP, the nation’s largest group of over 750 primary care physicians who practice personalized, preventive medicine, since 2006. She has over 25 years’ experience providing public relations, advertising and other marketing services to a diverse group of companies via in-house and out of house PR agencies. Ms. Udell’s public relations experience covers publishing (numerous best-selling authors at William Morrow; E.P. Dutton/Penguin USA; Simon & Schuster; Macmillan), broadcast TV (Paxson Communications-PAX TV/NBC now ION), entertainment (Planet Hollywood, The Three Tenors), healthcare (MDVIP, Inc.; Procter & Gamble), telecommunications, corporate communications, investor relations, hospitality (restaurant & hotel industry-New York Prime, The National Hotel in South Beach), sports marketing, non-profit (PeaceJam) and event planning. Ms. Udell holds a BFA in Professional Writing & Publishing and Communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. (READ MORE)
Meet Julie Robinson, Vice President of Operations, @ Cypress in Nashville, TN
Julie’s professional passion is concierge medicine and truly enjoys helping both physicians and patients understand the long term benefits of the concierge type practice. Ms. Robinson is uniquely talented and is an integral part of the Cypress Executive team. (READ MORE)
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Part 2 of 2 of CMTs “Industry Leading Women” Will Be Available In Mid-December 2014.