InnovaCare Gain Accolades for Outstanding Health Care

InnovaCare is a managed healthcare provider committed to achieving cost-effective quality care incorporated with advanced technologies. The recipients of this exceptional care are Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Programs. InnovaCare health services are located in Texas.

Dr. Richard Shinto, President and CEO of InnovaCare since 2008, combined with over 20-years of managed healthcare, Dr. Shinto’s experience and reputation displays his expertise and success in his field. Before InnovaCare, Dr. Shinto held the position of Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California.

Dr. Rick Shinto also held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Pathways Management Company. His management skills and drive for excellence has paved his career to achieve success wherever he has demonstrated his expertise.

Shinto’s education began by acquiring his bachelor’s degree from the University of California. Moving on to the State University of New York to study medicine, he later received his Master’s degree from the University of Redlands. Learn more about Rick on

Penelope Kokkinides holds her BA degrees in Biological Sciences and Classical Languages from Binghamton University, with a Masters in Social Work from NY University and a post master’s program and advanced degree from Columbia University School of Public Health in New York is the Area of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

Kokkinides is the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare. She had previously held the position of COO at InnovaCare, and COO at Aveta Inc., as well as VP of Clinical Operations. Kokkinides experience in the healthcare field spans over 20 years specializing in Medicare and Medicaid government programs. Her dedication to the healthcare industry and devotion to the care and treatment of patients accentuates her years of service in managing medical care.

In an article recently publicized in, dated December 23, 2016, Dr. Shinto and Kokkinides are praised for the great work they are performing at InnovaCare. The article states the transformation of lives of American citizens through the health care programs and services offered at InnovaCare Health.

IdeaMensch interviewed Penelope Kokkinides and this interview can be reviewed on Manta.

The InnovaCare organization looks forward to future organizational enhancements and patient care improvements.

How Capital Anesthesiology Association Is Changing The Game

Medical Care is one of the most important functions in life. Without this vital service, the mortality rate would be astronomically high. Anesthesiology plays a critical role in medical care because it calms down the patient and it allows the doctor to work under a comfortable environment. Without anesthesia, medical procedures would be extremely difficult to get through. Capital Anesthesiology Association is one of the leading independent practices that specializes in anesthesiology in the nation. This organizations is also one of the largest with well over 130 certified registered nurses and up to 80 physicians Click here for more.


The organization has been around since 1973 and it has steadily gained in size, personnel, as well as services. Today CAA serves over 20 medical facilities in the Austin, Texas Area including high acuity hospitals, level 1 trauma centers, and ambulatory surgical centers. This also includes the medical facilities of Seton Medical Center, Seton Hayes, Strictly Pediatrics, Texas Surgical Center, Texas Orthopedics, CAREOS, Northwest Hills Surgical Center, Medical Park Tower Surgery Center, and many more. Capital Anesthesiology Association offers high quality services and the most comfortable environments, which gives patients the best possible outcomes for their specific medical needs.


In addition to it’s great clinical work, the administrative staff matches that with it’s own great services. This staff is dedicated to serving all clients and patients especially when dealing with insurance carriers. This takes away any added stress, which creates a much more efficient process.  More on

InnovaCare Health, Taking Healthcare to New Heights

Many people get health care coverage through Medicare. Some make the decision to obtain coverage through the Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare private health care plan which is contracted by the federal government. They are paid a fixed amount for each individual to provide Medicare benefits. The three most common types of Medicare Advantage Plans are the Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), the Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), and the Private Fee-For Service plan (PFFS). You might run across additional Medicare Plans geared toward those with special needs (SNPs), Provider Sponsored Organizations (PSOs) and Medicare Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs). If you do enroll in the Medicare Advantage Plan and you still have Medicare, you must still pay your monthly Part B premium, and Part A if you have one. Part A and Part B Medicare services are still provided if you enroll in the Medicare Advantage Plan. There may be different guidelines for costs and how you receive care.

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When making the decision to enroll in a managed health care plan, consider the leading provider in North America and number one in healthcare services, InnovaCare Health. InnovaCare provides two avenues of care, Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. They are committed to providing quality healthcare programs by using models that are cost effective, sustainable and utilize and integrate the most updated technology. Their goal is to redefine healthcare management amidst the challenges of today’s maze of healthcare systems. They are focused on strong support, they believe patients come first, and quality care is the ultimate goal.

InnovaCare Health has two affiliate health care plans in Puerto Rico. Currently the leader in Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico, InnovaCare has over 230,000 members and a network of over 7,500 providers for their MMM Healthcare, Inc. and PMC Medicare Choice, Inc. They have achieved a four-star rating for their level of excellence in many factors including outcomes and patient experiences. In 2009, MSO of Puerto Rico, LLC was founded. This group assists patients in attaining optimum results through new innovations.

It takes great people to run a great organization and Dr. Rick Shinto, President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare fits that bill. Dr. Shinto has 20 years of managed and operational healthcare experience and has held many distinguished positions in managed healthcare systems. He also practiced as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. In addition Penelope Kokkinides is the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare, Inc. She brings to the table more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry and government programs. Her extensive knowledge of the managed health care industry contributes to her goal of improving efficiencies and the organizational infrastructure of the InnovaCare system.

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Dr Sergio Cortes the State Health Secratary Tours Flooded Areas

After severe flooding and mudslides, the residents of the Xerém, Duque de Caxias region were very happy to see the State Secretary Dr. Sergio Cortes and his team had directed the construction 7 (seven) custom dengue hydration centers. Each center also has the ability to serve up to 300 people per day. Sec. Cortes has passed out the thousands antibacterials that was as well as tens of thousands of bottles of water. Extra Globo reports that Dr. Sergio Cortes asked anyone donate to the crisis to please remember to also donate in the form of bottled waters. Dr. Cortes reminds everyone that bottled water are one of the things most desperately needed in the area.

Classes are being given in the emergency centers with the intention of training locals and identifying standing water pockets and how to disinfect them. Dr. Cortes explains that going after the breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito is by far the most efficient way to try to combat this growing health crisis. Volunteers and paid state workers have been trained to go out and use sodium hypochlorite as a disinfectant on a standing water found in the region. With diseases like hepatitis a and viruses like the Chikungunya virus this mosquito is has been very detrimental to human population in the area. The same species of mosquito is the only known transmitter of the Zika virus which has recently been a world concern.

Between dengue fever, the Zika virus and all the other easily transmitted diseases and viruses in the Xerém area Health Secretary Sergio Cortes has been rather busy lately. All these things have been greatly aggravated by the flooding from the unseasonably torrential downpours that had been pounding the region since early January. Landslides and flooding and power shortages only add to the problems. The speed at which the Zika virus has begun to spread has been deemed as extremely alarming by the World Health Organization and Dr. Cortes reminds us that the Zika virus has some very serious suspicions possible links to almost 4000 birth defects in Brazil recently.

State Health Sec. Cortes explains that the Zika virus may in fact be linked to the abnormally high number of infant birth defects in the area. Microcephaly is an autoimmune immune and a neurological disease that has recently been connected to the Zika virus specifically with the babies mothers that have been bitten before the child was ever born.

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Avi Weisfogel Opens Crowdfunding Pages For Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a dental services charity that reaches out to needy people around America, and their nonprofit works with as many dentists as possible to provide services. The services provided by dentists come from professionals like Avi Weisfogel. Dr. Weisfogel is a noted dentist who has been at the top of his field for some time, and this article explains how he is helping Operation Smile.

#1: The Services

Dr. Weisfogel works with Operation Smile going into communities where regular dental care is not a reality. There are thousands of people in every community who need regular dental care, and Operation Smile brings dental care to people who cannot afford it otherwise. Operation Smile goes into communities around the country to help people in need, and Dr. Weisfogel has been on many of these trips to help people in need.

#2: What Does The Crowdfunding Page Do?

The GoFundMe page set up by Dr. Weisfogel is an open invitation to give money. The page will accept donations at any time, and the page allows people to give as much as they like. Dr. Weisfogel has added his own statement to the page asking people to give, and he is promoting the page as much as he can. Avi is committed to helping people who are in need of dental assistance, and he has done much of this work himself. He knows how much help is needed to serve those who cannot afford dental service, and he will continue to raise money to that end.

#3: How Expansive Is Operation Smile?

Operation Smile wants to expand across America as much as possible. The organization knows that many people in America have not been reached by their free dental services, but money is needed to purchase the vehicles and equipment that are needed. Dentists like Dr. Weisfogel would love to get to work as soon as possible, but these professionals cannot begin work until Operation Smile has more money to work with.

Avi Weisfogel wants to bring attention to Operation Smile, and he has begun his own GoFundMe page for the charity. Dr. Weisfogel has spent much of his own time working with people who need free dental services, and he wants to raise enough money to help reach other communities in America. Avi Weisfogel is a committed dentist who wants to give back to the communities that need his help the most.

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Continued Growth and Revenue Increases on the Horizon for Nobilis Healthcare Corporation

Few healthcare companies show the promise and forward minded activity as seen in Nobilis Health Corporation. While many healthcare companies get bogged down with trying to outdo the competition, Nobilis continues to focus on increasing the availability of high-quality healthcare for their patients. This focus has paid off with a third quarter increase of 125% -$9.6 million- in net patient revenue. And this trend in growth is predicted to continue throughout the fourth quarter, with strong examples of high growth as evidence.

Nobilis Healthcare Corporation is a full-service healthcare development and management company. They own and manage over 100 surgical centers, with a recent (September 23) acquirement of the former Freedom Pain hospital based in Arizona, following the September 2014 acquirement of First Nobilis Hospital. Their primary specialties lay in gastrointestinal scopes, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (ears, nose, and throat,) pain management, podiatry, and spine surgery. In addition to providing patient care, Nobilis also manages its facilities, focusing on marketing (direct to consumers and well as physician recruitment,) facility and staff management, and all financial aspects (e.g. mergers and acquisitions, revenue cycle management, et cetera.)

With a clear commitment to providing greater access to healthcare and lower healthcare costs, Nobilis is sure to see a continued trend of growth and increased revenue thanks to increasing demand in healthcare from an aging population and the increasing number of individuals struggling with obesity and obesity-related illnesses. This unfortunate trend in the health of the population points to a greater need for accessible and affordable healthcare. As Nobilis Healthcare has clearly demonstrated this past year, they have successfully positioned themselves to help meet this growing need, and to benefit financially in doing so. As a publicly traded company, this makes them a strong buy, with company shares rallying 375.21% from it’s one-year high price.

While only time will tell and it is hard to accurately predict stock trends, current and past business strategies implemented by Nobilis Healthcare Corporation make a strong case for keeping an eye on this company. Their innovative and dedicated approach to full management of their facilities, with focus placed on patient and physician recruitment through all available means, and strong emphasis placed on providing greater levels and availability of care that is actually affordable to their patients gives good cause to believe that this trend in growth will only continue. Considering that their acquisition of First Nobilis Hospital was for $7.5 million -which was paid in cash- it is obvious that this company has the means and the drive to continue this upward growth pattern and to do everything necessary to successfully meet their business goals. And with top analysts backing Nobilis as a top pick for the fourth quarter, one can’t help but keep a watchful eye on this company and for the big things they surely have planned for the future.