Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has been a practicing physician in emergency care for the past six years. He is licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana and Florida. Furthermore, he is certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Prior to going to medical school Dr. Eric Forsthoefel received his Bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Florida State University. Following his undergraduate studies Dr. Forsthoefel was admitted to the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2005 and he graduated in 2009.
Following his successful completion of medical school Dr. Forsthoefel began his residency at the emergency department of Louisiana State University. Dr. Forsthoefel spent two years in his residency at Louisiana State University. It was during these two years of hard work that Dr. Forsthoefel realized that he had a passion for emergency medicine. Emergency medicine doctors are on the frontline of difficult medical cases that occur at all hours of the day. No two cases are exactly the same and emergency medical physicians must be ready to deal with unique cases at a moment’s notice. Dr. Forsthoefel was required to deal with a littany of medical emergencies during his residency from simple illnesses to acute injuries. After three years of long hours and difficult work Dr. Forsthoefel completed his residency at Louisiana State University and returned to Florida to continue working in emergency medicine.
Currently, Dr. Forsthoefel is an emergency medicine physician at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Forsthoefel has been practicing for the past six years at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare since the completion of his residency. He is one of twenty-six doctors that specialize in emergency medical care at Tallahassee Memorial. Dr. Forsthoefel is dedicated to ensuring that each patient he encounters receives the best medical care possible in the often hectic and difficult environment of emergency medical care.
Dr. Richard Shinto was appointed to the role of President and CEO for InnovaCare Health after being hired in 2012. InnovaCare Health is the leading and foremost provider of Medicaid and Medicare government health plans. The healthcare company also has an enormous network of physician services.
With a medical degree from the University of New York, Dr. Shinto has a wide range of medical experience and a resume that is impressive. His specialty in the medical profession was a pulmonologist. He received a Master’s Degree from the University of Redlands. Dr. Shinto has also written a variety of articles in the area of medicine and health-related topics. His leadership role in InnovaCare has been credited with the many changes that have positioned the company to expand and bring changes to patient care that has not only been quality-based but also cost-efficient.
Prior to accepting the lead position for Innovacare Health, Dr. Shinto held the position of President and CEO for Aveta Inc., and he was also the Chief Medical Officer of NAMM in California. In 2012, Dr. Shinto was chosen for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which recognized him for having success through innovative ideas and a commitment to business success.
Dr. Shinto’s leadership team includes Penelope Kokkinides, Chief Administrative Officer, who has over 20 years of experience in government programs. Kokkinides joined InnovaCare Health after departing from AmeriChoice, where she was the Executive Vice President in charge of the managed care division. Prior to that tenure, she held an executive position with Touchtone Health Company. Her Master’s Degree was received from Columbia University. Since joining InnovaCare Health, Kokkinides was selected as a panelist to discuss government health plans with the Trump Administration.
The leadership style of Dr. Shinto inspires his team to reach higher and to take risks that are geared towards making the patients success – the company’s success. For instance, when a patient makes an appointment for a Doctor’s visit, InnovaCare Health has made the visit more affordable. The result has been an increase in member enrollment and a lot of positive interaction between the company and the patients. In Puerto Rico, patients have improved access to treatment because of the advanced technology that InnovaCare Health has invested for their medical care. In fact, there are 70 percent more Peurto Rican patients that have chosen health care coverage plans from Innovacare Health than any other plan. The business model that the company has implemented uses a “patient first” approach, which has garnered a lot of trust among those in the community.