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About James Dawes

Founder and President of the J. Dawes Group – Founder of a boutique consulting group focused on the growth and development of centers of excellence in ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery, dermatology, skincare and retail medicine. A 30+ year track record of successfully developing and integrating multiple physicians and facilities with an emphasis on elective medical procedures including ophthalmology, optometry, cosmetics, skin care and bio-rejuvenation.  Specializing in practice and facility acquisition, design, build, financing, management, marketing and operation, profit (EBITDA) and service optimization.  Successful completion of over 400 physician and ASC acquisition, merger, consolidation transactions.

Chief Executive Florida Eye Clinic – Chief Executive of Florida’s largest physician owned multi-physician and multi-location integrated ophthalmology and optometry group and ASC.  Renegotiation of multiple managed care contracts, physician compensation arrangements, redesign of staff pay and retention programs.  Lead the recruitment of multiple ophthalmologists and optometrists and development of effective practice growth strategies resulting in 25% increase in professional collections per physician.  Managed group through multiple facility remodel and reconstruction due to natural and facility disasters.

Multiple Interim C-Suite Level Engagements – Executed strategic growth initiatives developed by the James Dawes Group that included expansion and development through acquisition, recruitment and new clinical, ambulatory surgical facility development, operational and financial turn-around projects.  Lead multiple groups through strategic succession planning, acquisition, merger and physician expansion.

Chief Administrative Officer, Center For Sight – The chief executive leader responsible for all aspects of corporate and operational management, business development, marketing and public relations, and financial operations for the leading multi-physician vision care, cosmetic surgery and hearing group in the US, with 10 locations throughout southwest Florida. In addition, provided executive management for related real estate entities and the Center For Sight Foundation which has provided thousands of free cataract surgeries to indigent patients from around the U.S.

Section Editor and Editorial Advisory Board Member – Ophthalmic Professional Magazine – author of a recuring series of articles focusing on practice management tips for Ophthalmic Professionals distributed nationally.  Frequent contributor to Ophthalmology Management (sister publication).

Editor, Pathway to Your Perfect Practice Section of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today – A recurring series of articles and recommendations to assist surgeons and their staffs in the pursuit of premium practice development to facilitate exceptional experiences for patients and business success.

Board of Advisors, Parkstone Growth Partners – Parkstone Growth Partners a business building investment partner, dedicated to accelerating growth and performance while enhancing founder and management team success focusing on health care and behavioral health care service market segments.

Corporate Director Ambulatory Business Development, Sentara Healthcare – The corporate executive responsible for the development of multiple primary physician networks totaling over 300 physicians, ambulatory strategies and facilities, medical office buildings and strategic physician-system joint ventures for one of the nation’s leading integrated health systems.

Education & Qualifications – Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Bachelor’s degree in Physiology, from Oklahoma State University.  Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Board Certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives, Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) by the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators. Certified Medical Practice Executive.  Frequent contributor to several national industry periodicals and speaker for industry organizations such as the AAO, ASCRS, AECOS, ASOA, MGMA, and AHA.  Contributing author of the textbook “Mastering Refractive IOL’s – the art and science.”  National Advisory Council for GE Money-Care Credit and Bausch and Lomb Surgical.