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FRANKLIN, Tennessee (December 12, 2019 | Press Release) – CYPRESS, a nationwide concierge-style medicine company headquartered in Franklin, announced today that Julie Robinson, COO, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the company. She succeeds Richard Doughty who has been in the role since it officially launched in January 2012, and will maintain the title of company President.
Robinson has been serving in the role of Chief Operating Officer for Cypress since March 2016, and assumed her new position as of November 1, 2019.
“Julie has been at the center of Cypress’ success for many years. She is a stand-out in the industry who maintains our core values while driving results. Her tireless commitment to the physicians we serve and her team are an inspiration to us all. The Board and I could not be more excited to have her steering our physician-centered organization” said Mr. Doughty.
Having started her healthcare career in pharmaceutical sales, Robinson entered the concierge medicine industry in 2008. Moving from an established company to the startup that eventually became Cypress, she quickly became a rising star among industry leaders and a passionate advocate for personalized healthcare for both patients and physicians.
During her tenure as the COO of Cypress, Robinson was named one of the “Industry Leading Women in Concierge Medicine” by Concierge Medicine Today Magazine, the nation’s leading trade publication for the industry. She has been a sought-after speaker at concierge medicine conferences across the country and has contributed to numerous articles and publications on the topic.
Robinson has been instrumental in crafting the Cypress model, a unique model of personalized concierge-style medical care that puts the patient back at the center of the healthcare experience and gives the physician the ability to establish and grow a strong relationship with their patients. With the Cypress model, physicians are able to focus more time and energy on patient care and improve their own quality of life outside of the practice.
Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Cypress is a company dedicated to helping physicians and patients transition from a traditional practice into a concierge, or membership-based, practice. Working with Physicians across the country, Cypress provides direction, regulatory control, ongoing legal review, and overall support from a dedicated team of experts all working to help physicians succeed. The company does not own or manage medical practices, but provides a clear-cut strategy to help physicians achieve their goals.
501 Corporate Centre Dr., Suite 250
Franklin, TN 37067