HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Specialdocs Consultants, LLC, a leader in transitioning traditional practices to the membership, or concierge, medicine model, welcomes two healthcare industry veterans to its expanding team. As new executive directors of business development, Mark Wilhelm will focus upon the Western United States and Andrea Velasco will dedicate her time to the Rocky Mountain Region and Southwestern United States.
“Mark and Andrea will play a pivotal role in achieving Specialdocs’ significant goals for growth,” says CEO Terry Bauer. “They fully share our mission of providing a sustainable solution that restores the joy of practicing medicine to physicians who are frustrated by an increasingly challenging system.”
Based in the Seattle, WA area, Mark Wilhelm brings decades of healthcare knowledge to Specialdocs, including a considerable amount of expertise specific to the concierge medicine sector. Most recently, as Director of Business Development for Aramark Healthcare, Mark developed customized solutions for healthcare systems looking to outsource key departmental functions. Previously he consulted with internists and family physicians considering a transition to membership medicine, and founded an independent sales/consulting company specializing in medical devices for plastic surgery and medical aesthetics. He also worked in business development for pharmaceutical companies including Allergan Medical, Enzon BioPharmaceuticals and Glaxo SmithKline. Mark received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Andrea Velasco, based in Highlands Ranch, CO, has earned accolades throughout her 18 years in the healthcare sector, specializing in consultative selling and developing strategic partnerships with clients. As a sales executive at Greenway Health, she excelled at offering practice management software solutions to ambulatory practices, was a top-ranked territory manager at Sanofi and Insulet, and consistently earned recognition for outstanding performance at Roche Diagnostics and Genesee Biomedical. A graduate of Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah, GA, Andrea also earned certification as a professional sales and career coach from the International Coach Academy in Melbourne, Australia.
“Having worked with physicians for many years, I’m well aware of the struggles they continue to face,” says Velasco. “I’m inspired by the transformative solutions offered by Specialdocs, which enables physicians to practice medicine in the way they’ve envisioned since medical school.”
“We are thrilled to welcome these consummate professionals to our team,” says Rob Lewis, Executive Vice President, Specialdocs. “They thoroughly understand the life changing aspects of making a transition to membership medicine, and are committed to partnering with physician clients to ensure a seamless and successful experience.”
About Specialdocs Consultants, LLC
Founded in 2002, Specialdocs Consultants, LLC is a pioneer and leader in transitioning traditional medical practices nationwide to independent, custom-designed membership models. Our unique approach ensures that physicians retain their autonomy, with their own names at the forefront of the practice. We provide all the essentials and ongoing support for a successful concierge medicine practice, throughout the transition process and beyond. For more information: 847-432-4502, www.specialdocs.com
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