We are a physician-founded medical group committed to increasing access to exceptional care.
Each day, countless Americans in acute care settings go without seeing the specialists they need due to a shortage of quality physicians.
Access Physicians is a multispecialty physician group that connects patients, nurses and doctors through telemedicine.
Our clinical programs complement your existing physician workforce to deliver comprehensive care, because providing quality and timely medical treatment improves both clinical and financial outcomes.
We combine scalable clinical programs, elite physicians and the latest telemedicine tools to help health systems systematically improve acute care, so patients and their care teams get the support they need, when they need it, in their own community.
Timely access to a quality physician for every person in need.
Leadership | Tenacity | Accessibility
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 the first wireless, cart-based telemedicine LTACH program in the U.S.
- Founded multispecialty telemedicine clinic and telehospitalist program.
- Introduce first ACGME accredited telemedicine curriculum in the U.S.
- 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.
- Named Dallas-Fort Worth Top 100 Workplaces.
CHRIS GALLAGHER, M.D., FACC | President AND CO-FOUNDER
Dr. Chris Gallagher is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. A co-founder of Access Physicians, he has dedicated his career to the leadership and development of efficient, cost-effective and high-quality physician networks. He is a pioneer in the field of post-acute cardiology, serving in multiple leadership roles where he designs programs focused on raising quality, reducing readmissions and improving access to cardiology.
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, Dallas County Medical Society 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 for 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.