Leadership


Our Leadership Team

 

L.E. Shepherd, Jr. MSA CHBC
MedBizonics CEO

Mr. Shepherd received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Management from Virginia Tech. He received his Master of Science in Administration (MSA) degree from George Washington University. Mr. Shepherd served 4 years active duty, and 2 years reserve duty in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Shepherd has successfully provided comprehensive business advisory and management services to the healthcare industry and others for over 30 years. He successfully managed his initial companies’ merger that resulted in the merged companies going public and being traded on the NASDAQ. Over the course of his business career, Mr. Shepherd has developed a broad knowledge base of business acumen and expertise, with an extensive focus on the Business of Medicine, the Consumer-Patient, the Healthcare Industry, and Employer Benefits. With his comprehensive business experiences and extensive speaking engagements; along with his many years of relationship building in the healthcare industry; Mr. Shepherd brings a unique perspective and set of skills to solving the complex business problems facing physicians, businesses and the healthcare industry today and tomorrow.

 

Edward L. Williford, M.H.A.
MedBizonics VP & Director Of Practice Advisory Services

Mr. Williford received his Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and his Master’s of Health Administration (MHA) from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Mr. Williford has been working in the healthcare industry for 20+ years.  He has a passion for working with independent physician practices to improve their bottom line, and assisting physicians in meeting their professional, financial, and personal goals. Mr. Williford’s expertise is in the business side of medicine. He has assisted in the set-up of numerous medical practices in a wide variety of specialties including Primary Care, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Cardiology, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and others. Mr. Williford also works with Hospital Systems to develop community based healthcare delivery systems in conjunction with the independent physicians in the community.

Mr. Williford was previously the VP of Finance and Operations for Central Virginia Health Network (CVHN) in Richmond, Virginia.  While at CVHN he was instrumental in the creation of three subsidiary companies: inHEALTH (formerly CenVaNet), a provider-owned care management company; MedVirginia, a provider-owned, community-focused information technology company; and Community Health Alliance, a 501c(3) designated company focused on securing grants to support health care initiatives for underserved populations. Mr. Williford’s experience in the healthcare industry and working directly with independent physician practices provides him the skills and insight to help our physician clients succeed in the future. He is a great asset to our team.   

 

MedBizonics: Our Leadership Advisory Team

The traditional approach to business has to change and be integrated with the new dynamic virtual technology environment, and the new 21st century business models. Government regulations, both local and federal, have put new and complex demands on practices and all businesses; especially in the area of healthcare for practices, patients, employers, and employees for healthcare services and benefits. Most practices cannot afford to pay for the full-time skilled internal human and technical resources needed to meet these demands while continuing to serve their patients/customers; and make a profit. Through its own internal resources and Strategic Partners, MedBizonics can provide practices and other healthcare providers with a comprehensive multi-disciplined team of experts; along with scalable, cost-effective programs and solutions. MedBizonics is about service and solutions; not selling products. Our vetted Strategic Partners are leaders in their industry. This gives MedBizonics the needed expertise to give our clients that needed Business Edge. MedBizonics is continually searching for new experts and best of breed resources to join the MedBizonics Team to allow us to continually improve our service to our clients.

“Destiny is no matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.”   Williams Jennings Bryan

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