What does your business do?
Provide medical services for women,
children, women's health and primary care.
When and why did you start the biz?
There were no obgyn physicians in our
town, and I love people and healthcare. My
family and I knew I would be a veteran out
of the military soon, and a friend
informed us that with civilian companies
you could come to work and not have a job
one day so we started our own private
medical clinic. We partnered with local
health clinics to provide specialist
services for their patients, serviced
local schools by providing epi pen
prescription, and did the. Training to be
qualified to off some free healthcare
services to eligible patients. We started
our business I'm August 2016 and opened
our clinic in March 2017.
Where's your office?
We currently rent a suite (shared office
space) where we have one exam room and see
patients one day a week. We just expanded
to offer telemedicine (video chat visits)
to clients in three states ( CA, NC, IN).
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
Healthcare insurance companies often don't
pay us for the services we give to their
patients, thus we are left with that
income. Our physician does not take a
paycheck to allow for the employees to get
paid on regular basis and all bills to be
What's the most fun part?
As a physician, I truly enjoy helping
others and to be able to perform services
that no one locally is offering feels
Anything you would have done differently?
More advertising funds may have attracted
more patients to our location.
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Expanding advertising to tell clients
about our telemedicine services.
What advice do you have for others?
Don't give up on your dream, keep you
regular job while you build up your
business, and seek advice from online and
local business resources.
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
I enjoy this as a business resource to
read about and discuss business ideas.
Finding out more about grants available,
advertising options and it is awesome to
be around other business owners and
School (where, still in school, degree)?
Xavier University of Louisiana, Medical University of South Carolina, Bellevue University. B.s., M.D., M.H.A.
Prior jobs or business?
First job McDonald's, the Pizza hut
driver, Hampton inn front desk clerk,
physician. Had a LLC once to tell my book
and country Christian music album
What are your pets' names?
Max, Rose, Duke
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
They help me relax.
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
My respite care provider telling me that
both she and her husband were layed off
and so we're all other employees when a
health care office unexpectedly closed.
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
Just the entire team here at idea cafe.
577 east elder street, suite F
Fallbrook, CA 92028