A highly effective businesswoman with a penchant for building close working relationships with physician clients, Ms. Mathews started a successful home doctor’s services company focused on ALFs and SNFs. She continued to evolve her company’s offerings by founding and growing a telemedicine company, DocsConnect, LLC. The company was established to optimize care for all patients, at all times, and at all locations by trained physicians. Its goal is to provide flexibility into the patient care process, while also avoiding hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations. Her telemedicine vision helps patients and organizations access affordable healthcare if they are uninsured, have high deductibles, high co-payments or do not have access to doctors.
Ms. Mathews quickly identified the scalability of telemedicine by providing doctor networks and patient groups with the technology to provide and receive needed medical advice virtually. Currently, DocsConnect, LLC services both domestic and global demands for healthcare with thousands of physicians and contracts that represent millions of patients worldwide. Docsconnect holds an exclusive contract with the AIMIS group. Ms. Mathews has made this possible through her strategic abilities.
Mr. Cole founded CESI in 2004 and it has since grown to be a recognized leader in the Florida Modeling and Simulation Industry. His team of highly educated and capable engineers and scientists are committed to delivering quality simulation and training solutions to our warfighters and first responders. Under his leadership, CESI now contributes over $25M/year in revenue to the Florida economy, while the company experiences a combined year-over-year growth rate of 20%+.
In 2013, Mr. Cole applied his entrepreneurial spirit to establish expertise in telemedicine. This led to the development of Docsconnect, LLC. Mr. Cole’s technology background and vision has been a leading source for Docsconnect from the beginning. Mr. Cole’s desire to make a profound change within the medical industry by helping people has been the passion behind Docsconnect. Mr. Cole is part owner and an investor within Docsconnect.
Finally, at the onset of the company, Cole Engineering, Mr. Cole’s emphasis was always on creating the right culture for CESI employees. As a testament to his success in that regard, CESI has been recognized as an Orlando Sentinel “Top 100 Company for Working Families” four (4) years in a row. CESI has also received a Florida Trend magazine “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For” honor three (3) out of the four (4) past years including 2014. What makes these awards special is that they are determined based on independent polling of individual employees, without management input or review. Mr. Cole desires to make Docsconnect be on the “Top 100 Companies for Working Families” in the near future.
Dr. McCarus is currently the Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Surgery and the Director of the Center for Pelvic Health at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. His research resume includes dozens of published articles on advanced techniques. He also spearheads a pioneering MIS fellowship program.
Throughout his career, Dr. McCarus has established affiliations with leading organizations such as the American Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, American Society of Women’s Health, The American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons and the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association. He is currently a Fellow with The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.
Dr. McCarus earned his M.D. at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington West Virginia and served his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center located in Baltimore, Maryland. As a MIS Fellowship Director, he has graduated several fellows and continues to teach.
Law Firm, P.A., which began operating in 2002. After earning his Juris
doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1999, but
before opening his law firm, Mr. Torchia, along with three other business
partners took his interest in computers and technology and founded a
software and programming technology development company (Sitepen, Inc.) in
Santa Monica, California. Mr. Torchia served as the company's Chief
Operating Officer and one of the principal designers until returning to
Florida in early 2002 to begin his law practice.
As a lawyer, Mr. Torchia focuses his practice on business to business
transactional and litigation issues, real property transactional and
litigation issues, property owner association litigation, and estate and
trust transactional and litigation issues.
He is active in his community through volunteer roles as the local chapter
treasurer and equipment manager for Gliding Stars, Inc., a national program
of adaptive ice skating for persons with physical and mental challenges, and
also as a member of the Seminole County Public Schools Business Advisory
Board, a group of business owners who provide operational counsel to the
local school board.
Mr. Torchia is a member of Docsconnect, LLC and brings his experience in the
fields of law and technology to the venture.
Christopher F. Torchia, Esq.
Active Member of the Florida Bar
Member of Docsconnect LLC
Upen is the President& CEO of AaNeel Infotech, a managed care healthcare technology solutions company based in Tampa, Florida – USA and AaNeel Technology Solutions with 2 branches in India both in Bangalore and Ahmedabad. Upen holds Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Dr Jacobs is world renowned as a pioneer in laparoscopy and has taught and mentored hundreds of surgeons throughout the world. He has published several research articles, two textbooks and has been awarded several Unites States patents for his innovative surgical instruments.
Dr. Jacobs has been named honorary member of many surgical societies throughout the world, and has received several awards for his distinguished and pioneering role in laparoscopic surgery. He has been performing advanced laparoscopic procedures since 1990 and is credited with accomplishing the first laparoscopic colectomy in 1990.
He began performing laparoscopic bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, in 1994 and was part of the FDA studies for approval of both lap bands approved in the US.
Since 2005, he has published on his experience with gastric sleeves and has participated in several International Sleeve Gastrectomy Consensus conferences, whose purpose was to offer recommendations that could increase the effectiveness and decrease the morbidity of this popular bariatric procedure.
Most recently, Dr. Jacobs has patented and published a new reversible bariatric clip which mimics the gastric sleeve, but requires no stapling or removal of the stomach. Currently, it is approved in Europe and various other countries throughout the world.
Dr. Jacobs is the Medical Director of the Gastric Sleeve Center at Jackson South Hospital and specializes in bariatric procedures including sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgery. He also specializes in hiatal hernia repair and other anti-reflux surgery, which he has been performing since 1991 and has also published and presented extensively on the subject.
Dr. Jacobs is a member of AIMIS and sits on its advisory board for General and Bariatric Surgery.