Access Physicians is a multispecialty physician group committed to clinical excellence through telemedicine.
Each day, countless Americans go without the care they need due to an inability to access a physician.
Access Physicians seeks to systematically improve and regionalize patient care, delivered through a truly unique combination of clinical workflows, elite physicians committed to clinical excellence, and a world-class telemedicine experience supported with a clinical sense of urgency.
Now one of the largest providers of inpatient telemedicine in the U.S., we build scalable programs to drive clinical and financial outcomes across the hospital enterprise.
Timely access to a quality physician for every person in need.
Leadership | Tenacity | Accessibility
To be the gold standard for virtual physician care, creating the highest quality multispecialty physician network through innovative health system partnerships that deliver meaningful clinical and financial outcomes.
We believe patient outcomes improve when the time to encounter is shortened.
We leverage telemedicine to achieve that goal.
WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED
- Founders launch 100% in-person coverage House Doctors and Rural Hospitalist Program.
- Launch first 100% telemedicine-managed ICU in Texas with telepulmonary and critical care.
- Access Physicians founded.
- Launch teleprimary care clinic and teleneurology programs.
- Complete the first Access Cart; begin Program Practice and 24/7 technical support.
Launch the first wireless, cart-based telemedicine LTACH program in the U.S.
- Founded multispecialty telemedicine clinic and telehospitalist program.
- Introduce first telemedicine curriculum in the U.S. within an ACGME-accredited (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) residency program.
- Named Dallas-Fort Worth Top 100 Workplaces.
- Nominated by Kindred Healthcare for Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Physicians of the Year.
- Launch the first urgent care telemedicine program for summer camps in the U.S.
CHRIS GALLAGHER, M.D., FACC | President AND CO-FOUNDER
Dr. Chris Gallagher is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He has dedicated his career to physician leadership and the development of efficient, cost-effective and high-quality physician networks.
Dr. Gallagher served as the Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs from 2012 to 2017. He trained at UT Southwestern for both his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology Fellowship, and earned his Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Medical Association, and Texas Medical Association.
EDUARDO VADIA, M.D. | managing partner AND CO-FOUNDER
Dr. Eduardo Vadia, a board-certified pulmonary and critical care physician and co-founder of Access Physicians, is committed to merging his comprehensive bedside experience with technology innovation to craft scalable care delivery platforms that integrate healthcare networks, drive clinical outcomes, and personalize healthcare for individual patients and their healthcare systems.
In addition to his role at Access Physicians, Dr. Vadia is a part-time faculty physician with UT Southwestern’s Pulmonary & Critical Care Division. Dr. Vadia trained at UT Southwestern for his Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Medical Residency, and Pulmonary-Critical Care Fellowship. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Saurin Patel, M.D. | CMO
Dr. Saurin Patel is board certified in Internal Medicine. He ties his strengths as a physician leader to a background in business and finance, with a particular interest in improving processes and efficiencies. He has never believed in the oft-maligned paradigm that technology decreases efficiency in healthcare settings, and has quantitatively demonstrated how to effectively use technology to substantially improve outcomes, patient satisfaction, and physician efficiency.
Dr. Patel completed his Internal Medicine residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he subsequently joined as an Assistant Professor. In his time there, he rose to the position of Associate Medical Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine. As Associate Medical Director, he was instrumental in growing an academic hospitalist group and led innovation initiatives across the new University Hospital. Dr. Patel earned his Doctor of Medicine from UT Southwestern, and his BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
DAVID MIKULA | COO
David Mikula has served in executive operations roles across a broad range of industries. He is passionate about designing and delivering leadership, operational, and organizational strategies that create efficiency, build teams, deliver outcomes, and drive growth. Most recently he was CDO at one of the largest publicly-traded home health and hospice providers, and SVP Operations for the 23-facility, 6500-employee Hospital Division, Texas Region of the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the United States.
Mikula’s experience also includes the top sales and marketing roles at both the division and corporate level for those companies, as well as for a national healthcare company with 119 medical centers in 12 states. In addition to his work with these leading healthcare brands, he helped found and grow several startup companies through acquisition, holding leadership roles in operations, business development, and M&A.
Erica St. Angel | CTIO
Erica St. Angel's unique background features over two decades leading digital transformation in the corporate, startup and public sector, with an emphasis on outcomes, engagement, and revenue. As an executive for publicly-traded companies, digital health startups, and a digital marketing agency, she developed a proven and award-winning strategy for generating results through technology, enterprise customer relationship management, business innovation, and departmental alignment.
St. Angel also served as policy advisor on health, commerce, and education in the administrations of Illinois Governor Jim Edgar and Wisconsin Governor and former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. She has presented at over 200 conferences and webinars and earned industry recognition for her work, including the Oracle Award for Automation Excellence and Forrester Groundswell Award for Social Technology.