ABOUT BEST DOCTORS
Helping You Get the Right Diagnosis and Treatment
In a healthcare system that emphasizes “getting it quickly,” Best Doctors is singularly focused on “getting it right.”
We provide access to the best medical minds in the world so that you can be sure you have the right diagnosis and treatment plan.
- 34% of the diagnoses our medical experts review turn out to be inaccurate.
- 68% of the cases reviewed require a correction in treatment.*
With the help of the world’s leading physicians, we are connecting people who have a personal health challenge with those who can best address it.
A Family of Services for You and Your Family
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors serves 30 million members in 70 countries. For over 20 years, we have asked physicians to identify the doctors they consider the leaders in their field. Today, our peer-selected network has more than 53,000 medical experts in over 450 specialties and subspecialties. Our personal, compassionate services include:
- InterConsultation™ expert medical reviews
- Ask the Expert advisory services
- Find a Best Doctor™ physician search assistance
- Explore My Options™ treatment decision support
Best Doctors is a benefit offered by employers at no cost. It is also offered by health plans as a policyholder benefit. It is designed to complement the care you receive from your own physician. You get the best possible medical advice so you can make the best possible medical decisions.
* Best Doctors 2012 U.S. data; consistent with findings of The American Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association and numerous other scholarly publications.
The Reinvention of Right
Getting it right. Remember when that was what healthcare was all about?
But healthcare today isn’t always about right. It’s about the system. And that’s not right. Right needs to be reintroduced. Redefined. Reinvented.
Best Doctors is doing just that, with the help of the world’s leading medical experts. We are connecting people who have a personal health challenge with those who can best address it.
Our proprietary medical diagnosis service provides patients with access to the best medical minds in the world, no matter where they are. We are removing the burden of uncertainty from patients’ shoulders and creating a personal, compassionate and comprehensive way to ensure that people get the best possible medical advice.
In healthcare today, much of the emphasis is placed on getting answers quickly. We are singularly focused on getting it right – at a time when right has never been needed more. It’s what’s right for patients and doctors. It’s what’s right, period.
Best Doctors. The Reinvention of Right.
Do the Right Thing for Patients and Doctors
If you’re passionate about doing what’s right for patients and physicians, we’re the right organization for you. We’re looking for team players who are driven by the pursuit of excellence and committed to making a difference in healthcare.
We provide over 30 million global members with access to the best medical minds in the world. Drawing on a network of over 53,000 Best Doctors, we review medical cases to ensure our members have the right diagnoses and treatment plans. Simply put, we are in the business of “getting it right” for patients and doctors.
Our culture is dynamic and creative, with a focus on commitment, quality, and collaboration. If you’re interested in a career where you can improve healthcare around the world, we invite you to view our current openings and apply to Best Doctors today.
In addition to working for an exciting, entrepreneurial company with a commitment to reinventing right, the benefits of joining Best Doctors include:
- Competitive salary package
- Top-rate medical, dental and vision plans
- Life insurance, disability insurance and Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Paid time off and holidays
- 401 (k) retirement savings program
- Access to Best Doctors services
- Career advancement opportunities
Best Doctors is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with regional offices in Miami, Toronto, Madrid and Ecuador.
David Seligman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Since 1997, David Seligman has led Best Doctors growth strategy. David has 22 years of broad management and strategic experience in the healthcare sector including market development, mergers and acquisitions, and performance turnarounds. Prior to joining Best Doctors in 1997, David was a Director at the corporate level at Fresenius Medical Care. David graduated valedictorian from Thunderbird with a Masters in International Management and from UCLA with a degree in Economics.
John Varvaris, President and Chief Operating Officer
John Varvaris directs the execution of Best Doctors international strategy and manages the Company’s worldwide operations and shared services. John has helped Best Doctors manage its dramatic growth since joining the Company 4 years ago. John has over 30 years of business experience including positions as a Partner at Ernst and Young, LLP and, Senior Vice President & CFO at Old Mutual’s US Life Business. John graduated cum laude from Shippensburg University with a BS in Business Administration and holds a Masters of Science in Finance from Loyola College in Maryland, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses as an adjunct professor.
Gabriela Perez, Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth Initiatives
Gabriela Perez leads the execution of Best Doctors’ most important global strategic growth initiatives and oversees our key assets. Over her 13 year career at Best Doctors, Gabriela has successfully directed initiatives across the globe that focus on market development, product innovation and strategic partnerships in the health care services and insurance segments. Her experience includes leading the sales and marketing teams at Attune, Australia’s fastest growing audiology company as well as brand management at Phillip Morris International and strategy consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Gabriela graduated cum laude in Business Administration from Clemson University.
Nancy Powers, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development for Services
Nancy oversees the U.S. and Canadian Sales, Account Management and Marketing teams and also leads global business development efforts for Best Doctors' services. Nancy has 25 years experience in sales and sales leadership in the health care arena. Her experience encompasses co-founding CorSolutions, formerly one of the largest Disease Management organizations. Nancy most recently held the position of VP of sales and account management at HMC, a division of Wellpoint, where she built the sales team, and drove over $18 million in sales in 2 years. Nancy holds a BS degree from Syracuse University.
Elizabet Narciandi, Senior Vice President, Global Insurance Operations
As Senior Vice President of Global Insurance Operations at Best Doctors, Elizabet Narciandi promotes a unified global strategy for insurance operations. Elizabet joined Best Doctors in October 2010 and held the position of Vice President of Operations for the Direct Insurance Division, managing and directing various facets including but not limited to Provider Services, Quality Control and Best Doctors Prepaga Company in Ecuador. Prior to joining Best Doctors, she led the Information Technology Team of Bupa Latin America for 11 years as IT Director, promoting efficiency and effectiveness in the organization. Elizabet holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Sciences and a Masters degree of Science in Management Information Systems from Florida International University. She is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds a Project Manager Certification from PMI.
Pia Malem-Christoffersen, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
As Vice President for Sales and Marketing Pia Malem-Christoffersen leads the definition and implementation of the sales and marketing strategy of the insurance business in Latin America & the Caribbean in Best Doctors. Pia joined Best Doctors in 2009 and she and her team has contributed to the extraordinary growth in the insurance business, optimization and expansion of the distribution channels and new markets. With her 20 plus years of experience in sales management of medical insurance in Latin America & the Caribbean she has worked with companies such as International Health Insurance danmark a/s and BUPA Latin America. Pia’s career started in Denmark but her linguistic and commercial skills gave her the opportunity to pursue her career in the international arena, working in various countries such as Spain, France and the United States which has enforced her multi-cultural capacity. Pia graduated from the Copenhagen Business School and has an extensive curriculum through leadership programs. She has also served on the Board of Directors for International Health Insurance danmark a/s.
Gary Baker, Vice President, Finance, CPA, CMA
Gary Baker is responsible for the financial systems, reporting and direction of the company. Prior to joining Best Doctors, he accumulated more than 30 years of diverse experience in planning and analysis, business advisory capacities, accounting, auditing, and strategy development, for firms including multi-national companies, healthcare providers, payors, financial services firms and professional services organizations. Most recently, Gary was Chief Operating Officer of ArmadaHealth where he was responsible for both operational and financial performance. He has also served in senior executive positions with a pre-funding healthcare related start up firm, a $40 million venture backed professional services firm serving the education industry, and a $52 million healthcare utilization management organization. Gary attended Loyola University in Maryland, from which he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
Lewis Levy, MD, Vice President, Corporate Medical Quality
Dr. Lewis Levy provides medical leadership to the clinical operations team to deliver the highest quality clinical information on diagnosis and treatment to members and their treating physicians. He has over twenty years of clinical experience as an internist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston. Dr. Levy also has an extensive teaching career through his role as a Preceptor in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and also as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He continues to practice primary care internal medicine and has participated in pioneer ACO, HMO and FFS arrangements. Dr. Levy earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
William Wen, Vice President of Corporate Development
William Wen is the Vice President of Corporate Development for Best Doctors where he is responsible for corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. He has successfully completed over 25 acquisitions in his career. Prior to his role at Best Doctors, Mr. Wen co-founded me2me, a developer of speech technology based clinical documentation solutions for electronic medical records. Mr. Wen has also held senior positions at Nuance Communications and Xerox where he was responsible for corporate development, acquisitions, strategic planning and corporate budgeting. Mr. Wen has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPPM from Yale University.
Nestor Tarragona, MD, Medical Director, Direct Insurance
As the Medical Director of the Direct Insurance Division, Dr. Tarragona is focused on medical strategy and improving the functionality and integration of Best Doctors products and services. Prior to formally joining Best Doctors in 2009, Dr. Tarragona trained at Harvard Medical in 2002 with Best Doctors’ founding physicians. His impeccable ability at problem solving and extensive medical knowledge made him an ideal fit with Best Doctors, where he continues to promote medical excellence in the industry. Dr. Tarragona graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1999, and completed his residency at the University Hospital. More recently, Nestor completed his second residency training in Internal Medicine at the New England Medical Center, Tufts University.
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A lot of new opportunities, several new positions have been created in recent months to improve job satisfaction and the quality of work being done. Great benefits and a lot of employee events, we just had a summer outing with great food and activities and everyone had a great time getting to know each other. The company is focused on helping people and every employee is passionate about the mission. I'm excited about where the company is going.Cons
A lot of change is challenging. New management and keeping up with a fast growing company can be hard and there are a lot of new employees coming in making it hard to keep up with the work until new people fully trained.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Best Doctors in May 2014.Interview Details
This entire process was the biggest mind-game. HR brought me in and the hiring manager was a no show. I was asked to come back for another round of interviews and people seemed friendly and interested, yet the hiring manager acted like she was doing me a favor. After interviewing with five people, I never heard back. I was appalled by such behavior considering one takes job applications seriously and if I invest the time in them the least I expect is communication.Interview Questions
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Mission: Best Doctors provides access to the best medical minds in the world. You can be sure you’re getting the right diagnosis, the right treatment and the right care.