BY CONCIERGE MEDICINE TODAY EDITORS AND STAFF
DECEMBER 22, 2014 – It’s time to give credit to the many successful, hard-working and professional women in the business of Concierge Medicine and across our industry. Today, Concierge Medicine Today is releasing Part 2 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 Medicine industry. “The professionals mentioned [below] are an invaluable ensemble and serve in many high-level capacities in 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 Linda Nash, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of PartnerMD
In 2003, with 40 patients and one physician, Linda opened the doors to PartnerMD, a membership medical practice that gives patients unparalleled round-the-clock access to their doctors, emphasizes prevention and wellness, and maintains medical records electronically so they’re readily available.
PartnerMD is now the largest concierge medicine operation nationally under one roof. It has shown steady growth and 96-percent patient retention rate even through the recession. The practice has 28 doctors; more than 8,500 individual and corporate clients/members; more than 130 employees; and offices in Richmond, McLean, Lansdowne and Midlothian, Va.; Greenville, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Seattle, Wash.; Baltimore, Md.; Atlanta, Ga.; and two in Chicago, Ill. Its Executive Physicals were featured in Fortune Magazine. The company was awarded the Companies to Watch Award, and Linda received the 2010 Executive Women in Business Achievement Award by Style Weekly. In 2011, she sold PartnerMD to Markel Ventures. Linda continues to serve as CEO and is a board member of PartnerMD/Markel Ventures.
Michele Martello, Associate General Counsel @ MDVIP
Michele Martello has been an integral part of the MDVIP legal team since 2008, helping MDVIP meet the unique challenges associated with a pioneering healthcare business model. Since joining, the company has grown to over 750 primary physicians nationwide. Prior to MDVIP, Ms. Martello was an associate practicing health law at Broad and Cassel. She received her undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from Westminster College summa cum laude. Ms. Martello is a magna cum laude graduate of the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center which she attended as a Goodwin Academic Scholar.
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Not necessarily in the field of concierge medicine but close, Dr. Erika Bliss works in Direct Primary Care (DPC). Dr. Erika Bliss, of Qliance in Seattle, WA has developed a new pricing model for primary care to cure the ailing healthcare system.
“The Qliance model is structured around the notion of time, and just like any relationship, you need time to be able to fully express yourselves, to tell each other your whole story.” ~Dr. Erika Bliss
Years ago it was difficult to say who was more unhappy with the broken American healthcare system, Dr. Marcy Zwelling, or her 4,000 patients.
In 2004 Dr. Zwelling-Aamot dramatically reduced the size of her practice, adopting the Concierge Medicine model in order to provide a higher level of access and attention to a smaller number of patients. It was a difficult decision, because Marcy had a personal bond with her patients, all 4000 of them! But it was a decision that proved to be the right one for Dr. Zwelling and her Choice Care patients.
Meet Sonja Horner, Healthcare Business Innovator & Entrepreneur, Brand Advocate
Sonja discovered her passion for healthcare in 2008, after leaving the TV Broadcast Industry (Raycom Broadcast Group WWBT/WBTV/WCSC) where she observed viewers heavy consumption of healthcare related content. In 2009, she was asked to apply her marketing and content strategies to help rebrand the AAPP (American Academy of Private Physicians). Early conference attendees were the pioneers of concierge medicine and provided invaluable insight for her into the true aspirations of physicians around the country. In 2010, she co-founded n1Health the first company in the country to invest in membership based root-caused medical practices. During her time at n1Health, she was able to create experiences for physician partners and members to harness the power of personalized medicine by demonstrating disease regression. She will be announcing her next healthcare venture in early 2015.
Host of DocTalk Radio Show and Concierge Care Doctor, Dr. Carrie Bordinko @ Consolaré in Arizona
“I have structured my practice with a focus on exploring wellness and achieving optimal health for my clients through an integration of evidence-based medicine, nutrition, fitness and risk reduction strategies. By selecting only a small population of clients and providing dedicated counseling sessions, sometimes as often as weekly, I allow my clients to actively participate in their care plan and to move forward toward their goals at a real-time pace. This enables all of us to realize healthcare to be a positive experience.”
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