David is a seasoned healthcare executive whose experience spans for over 40 years which started with a stint in BlueCross and BlueShield in 1981 in South Caroina until he moved to hospital and clinic management for various organizations for many years in different capacities.
He is known as a master of creating efficiencies, but never at the expense of service. David is able to achive quality at a lower cost in Telemedicine, Medical Tourism, Contact Centers, Urgent Care/Retail Operations, e-commerce, and hospitals.
In 2006 to 2016, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Companion Global Healthcare which pioneered employer-focused Medical Travel benefits. He launched the business of insuring and enabling internationally outsourced medical care wherein American patients were given the option to participate in overseas medical procedures, making global medicine a reality. Companion Global Healthcare was a wholly-owned subsidiary of BlueCross of South Carolina.
Between 2012 and 2017, he also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of UCI Medical Affiliates which is a provider of non-medical management services to 55 urgent care centers, 25 physical therapy centers, and a wellness center in South Carolina. Here, David introduced telemedicine, becoming the first U.S. urgent care enterprise to embrace and implement telemedicine.
David then journeyed to Bangkok, Thailand and from June, 2018 through June, 2020 he worked in the role of Chief Business Transformation Officer at Bumrungrad International Hospital, the #1 medical tourism hospital in the world. He currently serves as Chief of Service Excellence at Dubai-based Aster DM Healthcare.
David’s proficiency includes: developing affiliates worldwide, engaging employees in excellence, fixing problems and growing revenue, planning strategy and business expansion, scaling multi-site operations, and transforming processes, quality and P&L.