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In October of 2017, CMT’s CONCIERGE MEDICINE FORUM will gather some of the finest minds in the medical industry.

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The Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center is the host of CMT’s Concierge Medicine Today/DPC Journal Atlanta event. It is convenient to many points throughout Atlanta, GA – right off GA 400! The campus is state-of-the-art, and a relaxing, beautiful learning environment.

Directions to the Venue >>
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Cumming, Georgia 30041
TEL. 678-341-6633

*Faculty Subject to change. Undergoing Updates … thank you for your patience. :)*

CMT’s Concierge Medicine Forum Faculty

Meet Dr. Todd Feinman
Chief Medical Officer; Co-Founder of Doctor Evidence & Advisory Board Member at Evidenza Precision Medicine

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Subject Expertise: Evidence Based Medicine


Dr. Todd Feinman, Founder and CMO, DOCTOR EVIDENCE

Dr. Todd Feinman is the Chief Medical Officer; Co-Founder of Doctor Evidence &Steering Committee Member also at Evidenza Precision Medicine

A graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California (UCLA Medical School), Los Angeles, Dr. Feinman completed his internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and his residency in Internal Medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California.

“Personalized application of evidence-based decisions should be the norm, and our company provides the technology to access the most up-to-date, patient-specific evidence for a given therapeutic area or intervention, so that physicians and patients can decide together the most effective course of treatment,” says Feinman. “Concierge doctors, known to be innovative and patient-centered care, are in a unique position to take advantage of the growing number of personalized data resources matched to patient profiles and preferences, including the Doctor Evidence technologies, to improve patient care.”

As a board-certified internist, Dr. Feinman helped develop one of the the first Hospitalist programs in Southern California and later helped launch hospitalist programs at other medical centers in LA County. As a Hospitalist and Medical Director for a large, independent physician association, Dr. Feinman realized that there were no user-friendly technologies that would enable him, or others, to use the data found in clinical studies to determine the most effective test or treatment for specific patient populations.

As CMO of Doctor Evidence, Dr. Feinman has helped architect evidence databases for patients and physicians all over the world, Kaiser, medical societies, and many of the top pharma/device companies. At Doctor Evidence, Dr. Feinman aims to continue creating revolutionary evidence technologies that will lead to real healthcare reform in America. This includes the current foundational partnership between USC Center of Body Computing and Doctor Evidence to create a “virtual doctor” technology that will revolutionize how patients and their physicians make informed decisions in the future.

Meet James J. Eischen, Jr., Esq.
McGlinchey Stafford LLP

Subject Expertise: Legal; Healthcare; Membership Medicine; Precision Medicine; Healthcare Law

*Confirmed to present in Oct 2017

James Eischen is a California attorney with more than 26 years of experience representing commercial interests locally, nationally and internationally. His clients have included medical groups/physicians, software/IT companies, industrial enterprises, financial institutions, real estate developers/managers and telecommunications conglomerates.

McGlinchey Stafford LLP is pleased to announce James J. Eischen, Jr. has joined the firm’s Irvine, Calif. office as a Member. Eischen, a seasoned health care attorney, will work within the firm’s Health Care and Business Transactions practice groups.

Eischen has nearly 30 years of varied experience in business, health care, and real estate, and is a national authority and speaker within the direct/private medical law and communications fields. He is recognized nationally for his federal compliance experience, structuring consumer/patient financial contribution and reimbursement models for private/concierge medical groups and health care IT product developers.

Eischen’s broad health care practice also includes life science company/start-up enterprise support, integrating physician and wellness models, navigating the corporate practice of medicine, and related compliance issues. He advises physicians, health plans, and business enterprises in matters connected to reimbursement, contracts, interdisciplinary health professional employment and labor issues, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. Additionally, Eischen is well-versed in the fast-growing membership-based connected care, direct primary care (DPC), and concierge medical practice enterprise models, and newer “connected care” models that are innovating U.S. primary care delivery.

Eischen also handles a wide range of health care business, including physician independent practice associations (IPAs) as well as physician practice purchase and employment transactions. He also works with companies that deliver wellness products and programs to ensure their compliance with reimbursement and privacy laws and regulations.


Julie Robinson
Chief Operating Officer, Cypress Concierge Medicine

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Julie Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, Cypress | http://www.YourCypress.com

Julie Robinson began her healthcare career in 2000 as a pharmaceutical Sales Representative. In Early in 2008, Ms. Robinson relocated her family to Nashville, Tennessee and began working with an industry leader in Concierge Medicine as a patient advocate. Julie experienced a great deal of personal success in both sales and marketing and was offered a position as Regional VP of Sales with a startup concierge company located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Julie was brought in to be a part of the Alabama based management team. Her involvement led to the successful launch of this company and ultimately its acquisition. Cypress, the acquiring company, immediately asked Ms. Robinson to accept a greater role. She currently acts as Chief Operating Officer and oversees most of the day to day operations including Sales, Marketing, Transitions and Practice Development.

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.

Julie is an honor roll graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in Political Science and Paralegal Studies. Prior to moving to Nashville, TN several years ago, she lived in both Denver, CO and Chicago, IL. Julie spends most of her free time raising her son and with various volunteer activities in the community and through her church.

Meet Ryan Gregg, Ph.D
Medical Science Liason, OneOme

Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

bio_ryan Ryan Gregg, Ph.D. is a Medical Science Liaison at OneOme. He obtained a B.S. with Honors in Forensic Chemistry from the University of Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Center for Substance Abuse and Research at Temple University School of Medicine. Ryan has a diverse background of experience in pre-clinical and clinical research in psychiatry, hematology, pain, and oncology.

His role at OneOme centers around provider education and training on the utility and benefits of pharmacogenomic testing for the Northeast and Southeast United States, as well as working with physicians, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners to implement pharmacogenomic testing into clinical practice.

Meet Dr. Brandon Colby
World leader in the field of Predictive Medicine, Whole Genome Sequencing, Advisory Board Member at Evidenza Precision Medicine and Founder of Sequencing.com

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Brandon Colby, MD, is a world leader in the field of Predictive Medicine, a groundbreaking medical specialty that combines comprehensive genetic testing with personalized prevention based upon your genes. Colby specializes in Personal Genomics and Anti-aging / Age Management Medicine and invented genetic technologies to personalize services and products to an individual’s genes. He is the Founder and CEO of Sequencing.com and a good friend of Concierge Medicine Today and The DPC Journal. Dr. Colby is also an Steering Committee Member also at Evidenza Precision Medicine.

Brandon Colby, MD, is a world leader in the field of Predictive Medicine, a groundbreaking medical specialty that combines comprehensive genetic testing with personalized prevention based upon your genes. The primary goal of Predictive Medicine isn’t just to alert you to diseases you are predisposed to but also to empower you to fight back and protect yourself against those diseases before they even manifest.

Subject Expertise: Precision Medicine; Genetic Testing Application and Practical Use in Medicine; Whole Genome Sequencing; Mobile Application and Analysis of Healthcare Reports

By using a person’s genes to predict the diseases for which they are at risk throughout their life, Dr. Colby is able to provide preventive measures that have been shown to reduce those risks. Because of this, Predictive Medicine changes the medical paradigm from being generic, reactionary, and defensive (waiting for disease to occur, then diagnosing and attempting to treat it) to being fully personalized, proactive, and finally going on the offensive against disease (detecting disease predispositions years or even decades before the disease occurs and instituting preventive measures that will either prevent it or significantly minimize its impact should it ever occur).

The accuracy of whole genome sequencing is quickly improving and the cost is quickly dropping. Within the next couple of years, this technology will most likely be widely used by Concierge Physicians in the daily clinical care of their patients.

The Concierge Medicine Physician can, should [and currently is] acting as the informed fiduciary, shepherding the patient treatment process so as to make informed decisions with actionable data, together, with their patients. Advanced DNA research and whole genome sequencing have powerful applications, says trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today. Companies see Concierge Physicians as the ideal delivery model, allowing people to learn more about their DNA and make informed, data-driven decisions under the direction and support of their involved [Concierge] physician, to live a healthier life.

oyg_header“The genetic revolution has already begun, and it is having far-reaching effects on healthcare right now,” said Brandon Colby, MD and author of Outsmart Your Genes. “Our knowledge of how to use this information is increasing at an exponential rate. What this means is that we can now start to integrate genetics into our everyday lives. With comprehensive genetic testing, we launch an innovative strategy against disease, attacking it before it even manifests. Genetic testing, therefore, provides a new counter-offensive in our war against Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, and many other diseases that have plagued our civilization for centuries. This is the most exciting, and potentially groundbreaking, medical development of this century.”

Meet Michael Tetreault

Subject Expertise: News and Happenings Throughout Private Medicine and Free Market Healthcare; Concierge Medicine Industry Insight & Analysis; Direct Primary Care Trends & Observations; Marketing & Medical Service Trends

*Confirmed to present in Oct 2017

Michael_Tetreault_Editor_circleMichael Tetreault serves as Editor-in-Chief of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), Genetic Concierge Medicine, Concierge Medicine CANADA, the American Journal of Retail Medicine and The Direct Primary Care Journal (DPC Journal). Michael has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and brand management. He is considered one of North America’s experts in the field of Concierge Medicine, Boutique Practice Environments and Direct Primary Care. Michael has authored such titles as: The DocPreneur: 37 Habits of Self-Made Doctors; The Specialist’s Guide to Concierge Medicine; The Five Entrepreneurial Laws of Marketing; and recently co-authored the industries bestselling educational guide (Management and Leadership for physicians), The Doctor’s Guide To Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care. In total, Michael has authored more than 18 books on the topic of entrepreneurship in medicine and healthcare marketing.

Mr. Tetreault brings several years of experience as a writer, journalist, speaker, event organizer, marketing and public relations, sales and brand manager to these healthcare publications. Mr. Tetreault oversees all aspects of reporting, advertising, public relations, events, new business R&D and reputation management activities at these organizations. Mr. Tetreault’s marketing and business development efforts have been featured in: Annals of Internal Medicine (Dec 2015); NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt; Barron’s Magazine (Summer/Fall 2014); The New York Times (Feb 2016; Dec 2013); The Boston Globe (April 2016; Aug 2014); Town and Country Magazine (Nov. 2011); D CEO Magazine (Oct 2015); Federal Bar Association (Jun 2015); CNBC (Feb 2015); Medical Economics (2016; Jan-Feb 2017); CNN Money (Dec 2014); TIME, Inc. (Oct. 2015; Fall 2014); The British Medical Journal (Oct. 2013); Huffington Post (Sep 2014); ABC News (Feb 2015); The Wall Street Journal (Feb 2017; Nov. 2013); The Chicago Tribune (May 2016); The Heritage Foundation (Aug 2014); HealthAffairs (Dec 2015); The Advisory Board (Feb 2016); The Baltimore Sun (Apr 2016); Crain’s New York Business (Apr 2016, May 2015); Sleep Review and RT Magazine (Jan 2017); DailyFinance (Apr 2015); Silicon Valley Business Journal (Aug & Oct 2014); Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC); Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (Spring 2015); ComStock Magazine (May 2014); Los Angeles Business Journal (Fall 2014); Consumer Reports: Money Advisor (Fall 2014); Modern Healthcare (Sept. 2015); MORE Magazine; Newsday, New York (Oct 2014); Central Penn Business Journal (Oct 13, 2016); American Public Media’s, Marketplace® (July 2013); NPR®; MarketWatch (Nov. 2013); Bloomberg News; TheBlaze Radio Network (Mar 2015); Becker’s Hospital Review; Las Vegas ReviewJournal (Jun 2015); The Atlanta Journal Constitution (July 2014); Pacific Standard Magazine; Money Talks News (Oct 2015); Fox Business Network (March 2011); Outside Magazine (Oct 2014); Practical Pain Management (Nov 2015); Alaska Journal of Commerce (May 2015); The Desert Leaf (Feb 2015); Newsday New York; Tampa Bay Magazine; SLATE Magazine; Reuters; Gannett; Solo Parent Magazine (Sept 2015); Panama City Living Magazine (Sept. 2015); Healthcare Journal; Physician’s Money Digest; Upstart Business Journal (Oct 2014); Fox Sports Net; Atlanta Business Chronicle (July 2015); The Toledo Blade; Dallas Business Chronicle; KERA Radio; and many other prominent publications. Mr. Tetreault’s previous experience includes serving as the Director of Marketing for an ancillary services managed care organization, Senior Director of Online Services for an online digital and marketing services organization and as a public relations and fundraising consultant to non-profit organizations in which he provided marketing advice and fundraising expertise to their causes. He was also responsible for coordinating their community partnerships, charitable events, marketing materials, web-site development and media relations.

In 2017, Michael was awarded with The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Godsend Award for his work with the organization in the Northern Ridge District. The BSA’s Godsend Award is presented to individuals who make a huge difference throughout the district and to whom foster the mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime. Michael lives with his wife and three children in Atlanta, GA.

Dan Hecht,
Senior Advisor, MDVIP

Former CEO, MDVIP, Former Leader/Executive, PROCTER & GAMBLE (NYSE:PG)

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Dan-Hecht-150Dan Hecht has had a dynamic and successful career as a leader and executive at Procter & Gamble and is the former CEO of MDVIP, the country’s largest concierge medicine provider. Dan has worked with countless companies and individuals over the past 25 years and gathered those experiences to create relevant lessons from the crossroads of leadership and mindfulness, of which Dan now shares through coaching, speaking and writing with CEOhm.

Meet Jeanette McCarthy, MPH, PhD
Adjunct Faculty at Duke University and UCSF; UC Berkeley Trained Genetic Epidemiologist; Author

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Subject Expertise: Precision Medicine 101; Reviewing personal genomic test results with your patient; Pharmacogenomics in practice; Genetic predisposition testing and more.

Jeanette McCarthy, PhD.,  an adjunct associate professor of community and family medicine at Duke University, and a visiting associate professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, Division of Medical Genetics.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Community and Family Medicine and
  • Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • UCSF Department of Medicine

Jeanette McCarthy is a UC Berkeley trained genetic epidemiologist and spent the early part of her career in industry at Millennium Pharmaceuticals before transitioning to academia. She currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Duke University and UCSF. Her previous research had focused on the genetic underpinnings of complex diseases, both infectious and chronic. More recently, she has become a leading educator in the field of genomic and precision medicine involved in demystifying genomics for non-technical audiences, including health care providers, patients and other stakeholders. In 2014 she helped launch the first consumer-facing magazine in this field, Genome, where she served as editor-in-chief. She teaches genomic and precision medicine through UCSF and UC Berkeley Extension and online through Coursera. She also designs and delivers custom workshops and courses to international audiences through her consulting business (precisionmedicineadvisors.com). Jeanette is coauthor of the new book, Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice.

Dr. Dean McElwain
President and Chief Operating Officer at Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC (CCPHP)

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Dr. McElwain is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC

Dr. McElwain is a seasoned health care executive with nearly 30 years of progressive leadership in a variety of healthcare settings. Dr. McElwain has a professional doctorate (DPT) from Simmons College Graduate School for Health Studies, with a specialty in Health Care Administration.

A recognized national thought leader in the area of Concierge Medicine, Dr. McElwain has provided guidance, leadership and innovation to more than 70 providers, as well as regional and national corporate clients over the last 9 years. Renowned organizations, such as the Lown Cardiovascular Institute, have relied on Dr. McElwain’s guidance for effective design and management when evaluating and or transitioning their practices to the subscription-based or concierge membership model.

A lifelong endurance athlete, Dr. McElwain is also a respected leader in the ares of Health Coaching, Wellness and Human Performance. Having completed undergraduate studies in exercise physiology as well graduate studies in Physical Therapy, Dr. McElwain combines his passion and expertise in the areas of exercise, nutrition and wellness in leading a robust initiative to incorporate wellness into the practices and members he guides.

Dr. McElwain is a member of the American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP) as well as the Healthcare Financial Managers Association (HFMA) and is an external consultant member of the Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA).

Dr. McElwain is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC is a leading membership-based (concierge) practice conversion and support company that collaborates with physicians and works with members to create an enhanced healthcare experience.


Meet Dr. Edward A. Espinosa, D.O., M.P.H.
Concierge Medicine Physician; Entrepreneur and Founder of Buckhead Medicine

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Dr. Edward Espinosa is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. Following undergraduate studies, he attended graduate school at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, receiving a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. He then applied his training as an Epidemiologist by working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Medicare Quality Improvement Program.

Dr. Espinosa attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. The degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or D.O. enhances how Dr. Espinosa delivers medical care. Click here for specifics on the D.O. degree.

dr-espinosa-aboutAfter completing 4 years of medical school, Dr. Espinosa underwent 3 years of specialty training in internal medicine at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. Dr. Espinosa is considered an internist. Click here for specifics on Internal Medicine and internists.

Upon completing residency training, Dr. Espinosa achieved Board Certification in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Board certification demonstrates that physicians have met rigorous medical standards through intensive study, self-assessment and evaluation.

Buckhead Medicine, established in 2008, is the premier internal medicine and aesthetics practice in Atlanta that delivers a revolutionary form of health care providing patients with personalized, attentive, quality medical care in a low patient volume setting, with personal physician access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dr. Espinosa is a member of the American College of Physicians and is currently on staff at both Piedmont Hospital and Northside Hospital of Atlanta.

Dr. Espinosa’s area of expertise is in diagnosis and treatment of most adult medical problems encompassing patients 17 years of age and older. Heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, and depression are just a few of the highlighted concerns of his practice. Health maintenance and preventive medicine are emphasized through encouragement and counsel in such areas as regular exercise, lowering cholesterol, weight management, smoking cessation and the overall prevention of coronary artery disease. Correspondingly, a major objective of his practice is the early detection and diagnosis of disease in its earliest and most treatable stages. Dr. Espinosa’s goal is to promote each of his patients to achieve and maintain optimal health.

Dr. Espinosa is married with two children and plays an active role in his community. He is fluent in Spanish.

“My vision is to cultivate a personal patient – doctor relationship amidst a bustling urban community where impersonal professional relationships are the norm. Our practice strives to deliver quality medical care with an emphasis on evidence based medicine, open communication, easy accessibility, and a focus on customer service. These benefits can lead to an overall improvement in how healthcare is delivered and may ultimately improve outcomes.”

Learn More about Dr. Espinosa’s Concierge Medicine Practice by visiting: buckheadmedicine.com

Meet Suzanne Ferree Turner, MD
Founder and Medical Director at Vine Medical Associates

Dr. Suzanne F. Turner is the Founder and Medical Director at Vine Medical Associates.

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Suzanne Ferree Turner, MD, Founder and Medical Director at Vine Medical Associates

Double board certified in Family Medicine and AntiAging and Regenerative Medicine, her thriving practice caters to the needs of North Atlanta. Practicing Family and Functional medicine, Dr Turner has special interests and experience in geriatrics, bioidentical hormone therapy, diabetes and preventing heart disease.

Among her many accomplishments, Dr Turner served our troops as a physician in the US Navy for several years. Prior to her tour of duty, she did an internship in general surgery, then completed her Family Medicine Residency at Emory University, where she is now an award-winning teacher of medical students. She earned her Fellowship from the American Academy of AntiAging and Regenerative Medicine in 2016.

She moved from volume medicine to a blended concierge model in 2014. She now spends her free time managing her urban farm, cooking, building, reading and exercising with her husband, Chip and their three daughters.

Meet Ellie Campbell, D.O.
Founder of Campbell Family Medicine & Instructor at Revolution Practice

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Dr. Ellie Campbell of Campbell Family Medicine

Dr. Ellie Campbell is a Board-certified family physician with clinical interests in women’s health, wellness, and complementary and alternative care. Originally a native of metro Chicago-land, she graduated from the University of Illinois in 1983, and obtained a Master of Science degree in 1984. She obtained her DO degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989, emphasizing care for the body, mind and spirit. Retreating to a southern climate, she then moved to Georgia for her Family Medicine training. In 1992, she received the outstanding resident of the year award from the Family Medicine department at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. For the first thirteen years of her career, Dr. Campbell served the uninsured of our community practicing at a community health center. In 2005 she started her own private practice. In her free time, Dr. Campbell and her husband vacation with their three wonderful daughters and enjoy theater, yard work and gardening together.

Dr. Campbell is also the trusted physician to many physicians, surgeons, dentists, chiropractors, veterinarians, and their families. The staff at CFM refers to Dr. Campbell as the “Master of the Human Jigsaw Puzzle” and feel privileged to have her as their own family physician.

Meet Natalie Patierno, CLE
Revolution Practice & Office Manager, Campbell Family Medicine

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Revolution coFounder-Natalie-Patierno

Natalie is the Office Manager for a local concierge medicine practice and co-owner / instructor of Revolution Practice, LLC.  She has over 15 years in natural and holistic healing with an incredible understanding of body composition and an intuitive ability to blend custom essential oils. She has three children that provide her completeness and a husband of 20 years who keeps her balanced.

Natalie joined Campbell Family Medicine in Cumming, Georgia in mid-2007 and has proven to be an asset to the practice. She wears many hats at Campbell Family Medicine and demands for her time are always increasing but she ALWAYS makes time for patients in need. As the Office Manager, she works hard to help patients understand the policies and procedures of the practice and that patients’ expectations are being met. She is also in charge of the Membership program and handles questions with regards to approved registry on the Georgia Cannabis website.

After over a decade of working with Dr. Ellie Campbell, the two ladies saw a need to rescue desperate physicians who had lost their passion of medicine which was being consumed by the current state of healthcare. The challenges faced by so many medical professionals led to the creation of Revolution Practice which is a DIY platform for those clinicians looking to enhance or create a cash, direct pay or concierge medical practice.


Meet Dr. William Adcox
Founder and Medical Director of Family Medicine Specialists; Concierge Physician

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Expertise: Family Medicine, Concierge Physician and Unique Personalized Medical Approaches Using Genomics and Integrating Nutritional Supplements

Dr. Adcox headshotWilliam Adcox M.D. is the founder and medical director of Family Medicine Specialists in Peachtree City, Georgia and is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. Prior to establishing his private practice in 1997.

Dr. Adcox spent three years teaching residents and medical students through Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. In 2014, he added a concierge medical practice, Fayette Executive Health, to be able to provide more education to patients, have more home-work balance, and focus on personal educational opportunities. As part of that continuing education, Dr. Adcox has passed his written and oral board exams for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. While offering comprehensive family medical care, Dr. Adcox also prides himself on using cutting-edge techniques to identify health risks while advising lifestyle approaches to reduce those risks and help his patients to feel their best. His techniques include multiple forms of genetic analysis to provide truly personalized medical approaches, integrating nutritional supplements along with medications as needed.

Meet Terrence L. Bauer
CEO, Specialdocs Consultants

*Confirmed to present in Oct 2017

Terrance-Bauer-150There are visionaries, and then there are visionaries who can put their vision into practice — like Terry Bauer. With more than three decades of healthcare leadership experience, Terry has a reputation for bringing about positive change as a strategist, builder and driver of successful, high-performance companies. He is also known as a pioneer, and so his role as CEO of Specialdocs Consultants, LLC, is a perfect fit. His mission: To elevate the profile of this firm that has pioneered the transition from traditional to independent concierge medicine practices, with a focus on expanding the reach and portfolio of high-quality services provided to Specialdocs’ growing national network of exceptional physicians.

Terry’s career includes a long tenure as co-founder, president, CEO and director of Orion HealthCorp, and later, as CEO of Bauer Health, LLC. Most recently, he was a principal and strategy practice leader at Portland, Maine and Atlanta-based healthcare consulting firm Stroudwater Associates. Terry’s skill in identifying unique opportunities and strategies to drive revenue and growth within competitive U.S. markets is widely recognized.Notable accomplishments include co-founding a successful physician practice management company, creating a leading revenue cycle management services company for hospital- and office-based physicians, launching a group purchasing organization (GPO) serving more than 3,700 physicians, and developing a complex separation and re-affiliation strategy combined with a multi-faceted financial turnaround for an internationally recognized healthcare system.

He has served on the Board of Directors of Specialdocs since Shore Capital Partners made its investment in the firm in the fall of 2015.Terry’s vision of concierge medicine as a sustainable model for healthcare’s future began in 1999 when he first learned of the business from industry pioneers, and his interest in the sector continued to grow over the years. During his 2013 role as Entrepreneur in Residence at The University of Alabama’s Manderson School of Business, he led a team of select graduate students in creating an innovative strategic plan to enter the membership medicine industry.

Meet Dr. Nan Monahan, MD
Buckhead Internal Medicine

*Confirmed to present in Oct 2017

NanHeadshot-025Dedication to patient care and continuously improving the overall experience at Buckhead Internal Medicine are Dr. Monahan’s top priorities. A member of the Piedmont medical community since 1997, and sole owner of Buckhead Internal Medicine since 2008, Dr. Monahan successfully made the transition to a concierge practice in April, 2017. Currently an active member of the Piedmont Hospital medical staff, she has served as Chief of Medicine for Piedmont Hospital, and continues to serve as a Senior Peer Reviewer for Piedmont Hospital. Dr. Monahan is Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine.

“Dr. Nan” graduated from the University of the South with honors in Biology, attended The University of Alabama School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University, where she earned the Resident Achievement Award for Internal Medicine in 1996. Dr. Monahan possesses a special interest in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and over the years has received additional training for diagnosing and treating this disease.

Meet Derek Carbonneau
CMO of WellcomeMD

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

derek-headshot-bw-horiz-543x336-1Derek Carbonneau is a senior strategy and marketing professional with more than 20 years’ experience developing and implementing marketing strategies for companies across diverse industries including healthcare, biotech, e-commerce, and travel. As VP of Marketing at multi-channel marketing company TrendNation Derek received two consecutive INC 500 honors. As VP of Revenue & Growth at couchsurfing.com (a 14 million member social travel network) he increased revenue by over 40% and brought the company to profitability. Derek also ran all marketing and communications for multinational biotech Serologicals, through multiple acquisitions (200,000 customers, $220M annual revenue, sold for $1.4B to Millipore).

For the last four years Derek has focused on Healthcare Marketing as VP of Marketing & Product for Locus Health (a remote patient care company that helps providers reduce readmissions and improve patient outcomes) and as CMO of WellcomeMD – a concierge medical company that acquires, operates and grows practices so physicians can focus on medicine.

Meet Dr. Robert Lamberts
Head Honcho, Grand Poobah, Owner/Operator, Dreamer; Direct Primary Care (DPC) Physician

“We are old-fashioned, but we also use technology. A lot! Why? It helps us communicate easier, organize information better, and work more efficiently. The best is yet to come!!”

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017
  • Rob-Lamberts-150Wears sandals much of the time
  • Board-certified in internal medicine
  • Board-certified in pediatrics
  • Has been in practice at a “traditional” practice in the Augusta area since 1994.
  • Residency done at Indiana University Hospitals, in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Medical school done at Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia, PA
  • Computer geek (not board-certified, though)
  • Attempting to achieve maximum caffeination.
  • Plays Guitar, Bass, Cello, Piano, and Checkers.
  • Writes a blog that a lot of people read (go to more-distractible.org to read it)


Dr. Robert Lamberts is a practicing primary care physician board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He founded his own Direct Primary Care practice, which focuses on keeping care affordable, avoiding unnecessary care and aggressively maximizing the health of subscribed patients. In addition to his medical practice, his writings have been featured on many popular websites, such as KevinMD and The New York Times Well Blog, and his innovative approach to health IT has led to national recognition (by HIMSS) and high-profile speaking events, including participating in Public Health Grand Rounds at the CDC in 2011. Robert Lamberts did his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University.

Meet Dr. Robert Nelson

Direct Primary Care Physician, Free Market Healthcare Advocate, and founding member and spokesperson for the Georgia Chapter of the Free Market Medical Association

Dr.Nelson.profilephoto.JPEG (2)Dr. Robert (Bob) Nelson is the founding member and spokesperson for the Georgia Chapter of the Free Market Medical Association. The FMMA is a non-partisan association headquartered in Oklahoma City; currently with 20 state and local chapters throughout the U.S..  FMMA provides resources, support, and education to members and to the public about the free market movement and why it is important.

In 2017, Dr. Nelson had the privilege of addressing the 3rd Annual Palmetto Pane, held at Clemson University, about the importance of maintaining economic freedom in healthcare.  In August of 2016, Dr. Nelson had the honor of being the guest speaker at the Bastiat Society of Charleston, SC, where he discussed the economics of healthcare and the importance of restoring market forces in healthcare. He also had the pleasure of speaking to 1st and 2nd year medical students at the Philadelphia College of Medicine campus in Suwanee, Georgia about the role of Direct Primary Care.

Dr. Nelson has been a guest on radio shows such as “Your Health Matters” 89.7 WGLS-FM, Doc Talk on WGST 640 in Atlanta and The Vince Coakley show on 103.6 FM in Greenville, SC.

He is Publisher and Editor of The Sovereign Patient, a blog dedicated to promoting Free-market solutions to healthcare and restoring patient-centered care.

Dr. Nelson received his M.D. degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1985. He is the Founder and Owner of Encompass Health Direct, in Cumming, GA.

More stuff on FMMA…

“The FMMA was founded in 2014 by Jay Kempton and Dr. Keith Smith based on their mutual desire to change the face of healthcare. Their goal is to bring together buyers and sellers of healthcare goods and services –
reducing costs and increasing quality.”

Meet Catherine Sykes
Publisher and Managing Director of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), The Direct Primary Care Journal (DPC Journal), CMT Canada and The DocPreneur Institute

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

Subject Expertise: Strategic Practice Development; Sales & Growth Execution Strategies; Medical Messaging; Employer Partnerships & Strategy; Clinical, Predictive Medicine Utility Inside Primary Care and Family Medicine; Practice Management; Capitalization & Business Strategy.

Catherine-Sykes-150Catherine Sykes serves as the Publisher and Managing Director of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) and The Direct Primary Care Journal (DPCJ), online news agencies and national trade journals serving all sectors interested in these emerging healthcare trends. Ms. Sykes is a marketing professional bringing over thirty years of experience in marketing, product and operations development, network development and management to clients and businesses which she serves.

Serving as Senior Development Consultant, her primary focus has been the development and management of provider-driven programs. She also served as CEO of an ancillary services managed care organization, which she still advises. Prior to co-founding her consulting group in 1993, she held the position of Director of Consulting and Development with the nation’s second largest provider-sponsored managed care organization. Previously, she held similar marketing and development posts with The Atlanta Health Care Alliance (Georgia’s business/medicine coalition), Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, Dental One, Inc. (a specialty PPO network) in Washington DC, Maryland and Georgia and The Levine Agency (advertising, marketing and public relations firm).

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. Her development efforts have been featured  in the Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Business Chronicle, Business & Health, Employee Benefits News, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Business Atlanta, Managed Healthcare News, Bureau of National Affairs Reports, Chiropractic Economics, MCIC and other prominent publications. 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 has consulted with and served as an advisor to associations, corporations, non-profits, government advisory committees and other consultancies.

Ms. Sykes has been a featured speaker on health care issues at local, state and national forums. She was one of 15 managed care professionals invited by the American Chiropractic Association to participate in a national managed care summit to establish a Professional Responsibilities Matrix Work Group. 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.

Meet Matthew Zimmerman
Associate General  Counsel, MDVIP

*Confirmed to PRESENT in OCT 2017

zimmermanDSC_4977MDVIP is the leader in affordable, membership medicine with more than 850 primary care physicians nationwide.  MDVIP-affiliated physicians focus on preventive and personalized healthcare with their more than a quarter-million patient members.  Matthew Zimmerman serves as MDVIP’s Associate General Counsel, handling all types of legal matters and disputes, the development of innovative business models, practice acquisitions, and compliance in a complex regulatory environment.

He also works on MDVIP’s government relations efforts and has attended numerous meetings with congressional and executive offices, advocating on policy, legislative and regulatory issues.  Prior to joining MDVIP, Mr. Zimmerman was a litigation partner at the national law firm of Holland & Knight, handling complex business disputes.  He represented national health care organizations, physicians, and medical practices, as well as significant hospitality and franchise companies.  A frequent lecturer on innovative approaches to physician practice, compliance and risk management, and litigation strategies, Mr. Zimmerman is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Florida and Federal Bar Associations, and the Inns of Court.



Meet Tom LaGrelius, M.D.
Concierge Medicine Physician, Owner, SKYPARK PREFERRED FAMILY CARE & President of the American College of Private Physicians (ACPP.md)

*Confirmed to present in Oct 2017


Dr. LaGrelius has been a board-certified specialist in family medicine since 1977 and geriatric medicine since 1990. Dr. LaGrelius is the Owner of Skypark Preferred Family Care in Torrance, California. He completed his most recent family medicine board recertification in 2014 and his geriatrics recertification in 2010. Dr. LaGrelius graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, serving his internship and residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center. He is a staff member at two hospitals: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, where he served for six terms as chairman of the Department of Family Practice, and on courtesy staff at Little Company of Mary Torrance Hospital. Being a family physician is a great privilege, and he carries it with great responsibility. It is not a part-time job. It is a full-time calling to which Dr. LaGrelius has devoted his life — a decision he made as a youth. To him, it is the most interesting, challenging and rewarding of all professions.

acpplogoBorn April 16, 1943 in Seattle, Washington, he has resided in South Bay, Los Angeles County, since 1969. He and his wife, Patti, have three grown children, Piper, Michael and Kimberly, and two granddaughters, Ellen and Nora. Dr. LaGrelius holds a commercial instrument pilot’s license. He is an active aviator and aircraft owner and enjoys flying, photography, exercise, public speaking, medical politics, writing and healthcare reform.

Meet Emily Durham, MS

Network Liason for CPESN (Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks) 

*Confirmed to present in Oct 2017

emily durham ms2Emily Durham has ten years of pharmaceutical experience in community pharmacies and physician offices. Currently she is the Network Liason for CPESN (Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks). She earned a B.A. in Global Health and M.S. in Health Care Delivery from Arizona State University in 2015. During her studies she dedicated her time to studying how to improve the communication between physicians and pharmacist. Over the last four years, she has worked directly with physicians to connect them with community pharmacy services to improve patient health care outcomes. She is passionate about preserving community pharmacies in the changing health care system.



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