Coral Gables Executive Physicians (CGEP), has announced that Eris Thomas, MBA, has been promoted to CEO of the highly successful and unique practice. Eris Thomas previously served as president of CGEP.
As CEO of the practice, Eris plays an integral role in developing what has become an increasingly important force in the medical field — high-quality and personalized medical care. Under the direction of Eris and her husband, Dr. Robert Thomas, the practice, focused on internal medicine, has increased revenues by over 30 percent every year since the couple opened it in March 2007. It is expected to increase revenues by 40 percent in 2013.
CGEP, a leader in healthcare, provides same-day appointments and 24/7 telephone access, allowing patients to see their physician in a timely manner. It offers annual preventative check-ups, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, allowing personalized health strategies for the individual patient.
In her position, Eris sets the practice’s strategy, vision and direction. She has created a culture where excellence, respect, and compassion are fundamental goals. She manages operations, formulates the design, and executes the quality of programs and services. In addition, Eris prepares the annual budget, is responsible for all human resources issues, and oversees marketing/PR and community relations.
“With her in-depth knowledge of personalized medical care, extensive business experience and exceptional education, Eris is an asset to CGEP’s growth and success,” Dr. Thomas said.
“I’m extremely pleased to be a part of personalized medical care, which continues to be a growing facet of the medical field,” Eris Thomas said. “One of the many features that makes CGEP stand out is that we value our patients’ time, ensuring that waits are kept to an absolute minimum. Sufficient time is allotted for each visit so that all concerns can effectively be addressed.”
Eris’ business savvy is the result of years of management and accounting experience at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Miami, where she worked from 2001 to 2007.
In addition to being a successful businesswoman, Eris is very active in “giving back” to the South Florida community. Through their annual fundraiser event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Eris and her husband have raised more than $50,000 for the organization. Eris serves on Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s board of directors, and sits on various committees for the organization, including the annual “Wild About Kids” gala benefit and “Claws for Kids” yearly fundraiser at Joe’s Stone Crab.
Additionally, she serves on the board of the Baptist Hospital Foundation and is a member of the Beacon Council, a public and private non-profit agency working to improve the business climate of Miami and Dade County. She also is a member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.
Eris holds an MBA in General Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL. She is active in Kellogg’s alumni group, where she sits on various committees.
Eris graduated at the top of her class from University of Miami’s School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration/major in Accounting, and was vice president of Beta Alpha Psi, an honors business fraternity for accounting.
A resident of Coconut Grove, Eris enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their two young children, reading, and exercising. She is multilingual, speaking English and Albanian, and has knowledge of Spanish, German and Italian.
Coral Gables Executive Physicians (CGEP) Internal Medicine, a leader in healthcare, offers annual preventative check-ups, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, allowing personalized health strategies for the individual patient. The practice provides same-day appointments and 24/7 telephone access, allowing patients to see their physician in a timely manner. It opened in March 2007. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. CGEP is located at 550 Biltmore Way, Suite 101, Coral Gables, FL 33134.