About 2018-04-07T04:59:22+00:00

WE STARTED BENDCARE FOR ONE SIMPLE REASON:

to make a difference in defining, discovering, developing and delivering quality.

OUR STORY

The medical landscape continues to rapidly evolve, yet the tools and services that support specialty care are lacking. The industry and our society need a fresh approach to solve the many challenges that exist.

Headquartered in South Florida, our company is collaborating and connecting the stakeholders to redesign an innovative model of specialty care, service and superlative outcomes information. The patient journey through improved access, advocacy, technology, training and education will help redefine the expectations of physicians and the patients they serve across the country to make our physicians the preferred destination of care.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Andrew Ripps
Andrew RippsCEO
Is a successful start-up entrepreneur with a corporate pedigree and track record building, launching and scaling profitable and innovative businesses for MDVIP, Cybear, HealthMatics and GlaxoSmithKline. As a seasoned executive leader, he understands the balance of designing operating infrastructure, branding for physicians and consumers, the physician targeting and recruitment roadmap, physician office staff training, workflow and implementation plans. One of his most notable accomplishments was the 2005 Inc. magazine 30th fastest-growing company with three-year sales growth of 1,814%.
Yoshi Barreirinhas
Yoshi BarreirinhasCFO
Is a multi-faceted and innovative senior strategist who enjoys building business relationships that streamline processes and have a directly impact on the financial bottom line. Contributor of over one billion dollars of new healthcare services and facility initiatives as a senior leader of areas such as business development, strategic planning, physician relationships and recruitment, hospital and practice management, and financial management has resulted in a well-diversified level of personal expertise applicable to fast changing organizations.
Brian Owens
Brian OwensCTO
Is a successful global executive, with more than 25 years driving the development, growth and success of data and software companies in both North America and Europe. In addition to his experience as a technology leader, he has been a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, and Chief Operations Officer for high growth companies in the SaaS Software space. His former clients include an impressive roster of Fortune 1,000 organizations including GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, Bristol-Meyers Squibb and other global entities who have leveraged complex data as a key value drivers for their organization and customers.
Jake Spruit
Jake SpruitExecutive Vice President, Finance
Is a healthcare financial executive with more than thirty years of experience. Mr. Spruit has provided financial leadership in urban and rural settings, in independent hospitals and multi-state healthcare systems, and in long-term and end-of-life care. He has directed the financial turnaround of a multi-site healthcare system in rural Michigan to maintain valuable services to small communities. Mr. Spruit has led combination and merger activities in Michigan, Georgia & Florida. He has concentrated in healthcare finance after beginning his career as a certified public accountant in a national firm.
Kathi Garrett
Kathi GarrettExecutive Vice President, Value Based Solutions
Is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 25 years‘ experience. Ms. Garrett has been involved in several sectors of healthcare including hospital, physician and ancillary services management for both payers and providers. For the past 10 years, Kathi has been a senior leader in areas of financial payment models for commercial and government payers, network development, credentialing and quality and holds the designation of Certified Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Bendcare, Kathi was the Director of Managed Care for a large group of Ob/Gyn physicians and was successful in assisting the providers with obtaining their NCAQ certification for specialty medical home. Kathi is also a licensed practice nurse and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration.
Eliot Appel
Eliot AppelVice President, Practice Optimization
Is a successful healthcare executive with nearly 30 years of experience in a wide range of areas including physician practice management, finance and business development. Mr. Appel has been a leader in the consolidation of physicians into large single specialty practices. He has worked with many specialties including Gastroenterology, Interventional Pain Management, Otolaryngology and Emergency Medicine. He has also developed Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Imaging Centers and Pathology Labs. His broad range of experience implementing practice management systems in large groups has resulted in significant revenue enhancement and improved practice efficiency. Mr. Appel is a graduate of the University of Florida Fischer School of Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.
MICHAEL CHAVEZ
MICHAEL CHAVEZVice President, Physician Development
Mike has founded and co-founded multiple companies most of which have been within the healthcare sector, including a medical practice consulting company. Mike’s leadership, sales and training expertise have been instrumental in the growth and development of multiple corporations across diverse industries. Mike’s true passion is working with people and lives by one of his favorite quotes: “I’ve never met a stranger”. He blends his knowledge and experience with a passion for health, physical fitness and business. Also, he can lift heavy objects.

OUR DOCTORS SAY

What a refreshing change. Real infrastructure and talented experienced executives. My office is optimized, our patients feel hopeful and empowered. The staff and our patients feel satisfied not only in my office but connected after the visit through their innovative technology and service platform.

Dr. Levin, Florida

A complete and valuable set of services. The efficiency in which we run our office now allows us more time in the day. Our entire staff, including myself, have never been more optimistic about our future.

Dr. Sherrer, Florida