BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MDVIP, the nation’s largest network of primary care physicians focused on personalized preventive healthcare, announces the appointment of Adam D. Singer, M.D., to the Board of Directors effective April 1, 2016. Dr. Singer is a highly respected physician and successful healthcare entrepreneur who founded and led the pioneering medical company, IPC Healthcare.
In making the announcement, MDVIP’s Chairman and CEO, Bret Jorgensen, said, “Adam is an exceptional leader with vast healthcare experience and a strong reputation as a physician entrepreneur, making him a valuable addition to our Board. We are honored to have him join us and look forward to his insight and contribution to the company.”
“I’m excited to join MDVIP’s Board at this transformative time—particularly as physicians and empowered consumers are reshaping the way primary care is delivered—with a higher focus on convenience, improved patient outcomes and cost savings. MDVIP is well-positioned to capitalize on the market and health trends, and I look forward to helping to build the company’s future strategic initiatives,” said Dr. Singer.
Dr. Singer has been a highly successful physician and healthcare entrepreneur. In 1991, he had been a pulmonologist in private practice when he acquired and later merged with two other pulmonary physicians' practices to become part of Consultants For Lung Disease, Inc. By 1995, he served as a director, chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and later as Chief Medical Officer of North Hollywood, California-based IPC Healthcare Inc., previously known as IPC-The Hospitalist Co. The company provides doctors to hospitals and other medical facilities across the United States. Dr. Singer led IPC through venture capital funding, their IPO, and through completion of its acquisition in November 2015 by Team Health for $1.6 billion. At the time, IPC had more than 1,900 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at more than 400 hospitals and 1,700 post-acute care facilities.
In 1998, Dr. Singer was named an Up & Comer by Modern Healthcare. In 2008, Dr. Singer was named Modern Physician’s first-ever Physician Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2009, he was recognized as the Regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Dr. Singer received his B.S. in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles and his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. He completed his post-doctoral internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at University of Southern California.
MDVIP, Inc. is the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare offered by over 830 affiliated primary care physicians across the United States who are committed to empowering people to take charge of their health. MDVIP physicians limit the size of their practices in order to invest the time needed to provide highly individualized service and attention, including a comprehensive preventive care program and customized wellness plan. Published outcomes comparing MDVIP members to patients in traditional primary care practices show lower hospitalization rates, which yield significant cost savings to patients, employers, insurers and the healthcare system. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, MDVIP was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, visit www.MDVIP.com, or http://www.mdvip.com/press.