ABOUT

Health Services of America
 

Our Company is composed of health care professionals with more than 50 years of combined experience throughout the Americas. This has afforded us intimate knowledge on every aspect of the health care industry in the region. 

 

As a premier consulting firm, we specialize in Health Management, Project Development, Education, Health Tourism, and Second Medical Opinions.

 

We are equipped to provide you with nothing but quality assistance regardless of your need. HSA is the ultimate Health Care Industry resource in North & Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. 

Vision
 

To provide the highest quality of consultative services in the Health Care industry.   

Mission
 

To guide people and institutions to the most efficient processes, a tailored culture, and address challenges our clients face with the utmost ethical and professional approach. Our mission is to help you transform your institution for the better.  

 
Our Team
Dr. Antonio J. Briceño D. MD
Founder
Dr. Francisco Medina, MD
Advisor

 

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Briceño, graduated with honors from Universidad Central del Este (Dominican Republic), where he obtained the degree of Medical Doctor. He validated his degree at Universidad de Los Andes (Merida, Venezuela) where he was conferred the degree of Medical Surgeon. He has specialized in Family Medicine, and also has a Masters Degree in Public Health as well as Political Sciences.

 

Dr. Briceño has achieved great success in business development, employee management, branding and international relations of all aspects of the Health Care Industry. He has years of hands-on experience on all sides of the medical industry including private medical practice, top level public and private hospital administration, public health management and hospital marketing. 

Dr. Briceño has had an extensive involvement with the Public Health sector and has dedicated a considerable part of his career creating and expanding seminars, workshops, courses and conferences in Organizational Development with topics such as Leadership, Stress, Organization, Shared Leadership, Administrative Models, among many more. He has over 25 years experience in Medical Tourism and has carried very important roles in several North American hospitals. Additionally, Dr. Briceño has an illustrious trajectory in the Education sector where he has created Continuing Medical Education Programs, both traditional and online, for all Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Briceño is a distinguished international conference organizer and guest speaker in diverse health and business topics. Honorary Member of numerous International Medical Societies and Honorary University Professor at several institutions abroad. He is also a former government diplomat and has an extensive understanding of the idiosyncrasies of foreign cultures and intergovernmental relations. 

As part of his formation in humanities, he took advanced music classes as a concert pianist. 

Dr Francisco A. Medina, studied Medicine at the University of El Salvador with Internship in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics within the Costa Rican national healthcare system, Caja del Seguro Social de Costa Rica. He completed the General Pediatric Surgery Residency at the Salvadorian Children’s Hospital Benjamin Bloom. He

received his medical doctor’s degree from the University of El Salvador in 1980.

 

On 1986 he finished his Pediatric Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York City. From 1986-1988 he did Fellowship in the specialty of Pediatric Emergency

Medicine in Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Medina moved to Miami, Florida on 1988. Since his arrival he has been involved in the Professional and Educational field.

 

He is member of many professional organizations such as the

American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Greater Miami Pediatric Society, Central American Medical Society and Salvadorian American Medical Society. He

is honorary member of the Dominican Pediatric Society and Peruvian Medical Society. Former affiliated teaching faculty of the American Heart Association and Barry University. Member of Miami Children's Hospital Medical Staff. 

 

Dr Medina, is currently Director of Emergency Pediatrics at Homestead Hospital and Conference Director of the Annual Pediatric Symposium at Baptist Hospital and Former Director of Emergency Pediatrics at Baptist Children’s Hospital of Miami for 20 years. Member of the board of directors of A Safe Haven for Newborns and Managing Officer of Prinet Health LLC, a primary care/urgent care network.

K. George Lakis
Advisor

 

Dr. Gustavo Ferrer, MD
Advisor

George Lakis brings a career-long trajectory of delivering leading-edge multimedia solutions to the healthcare and education ecosystems of South Florida, and projecting from South Florida into many global markets.  Combining artistic, technological and business talents and skills, he has led projects, established revenue-generating businesses, and pioneered  multiple industry milestones applying media and technology to patient, staff, community, medical education initiatives, distance learning, telemedicine and medical documentation.  Common threads in this wide range of achievements can be found in their refined aesthetic, engineering-like precision and use of technology, and a business sense of economic contribution and value.

 

Born and raised in Greece, George moved to Miami in 1978 and completed his studies at Florida International University, while pioneering that university’s media and technology academic programs.  Armed with a unique combination of artistic talent, technology orientation, and business acumen, Mr. Lakis moved into the workforce in 1986, joining South Miami Hospital.  There, he led many successful initiatives that put that hospital on the medical technology media map.  Subsequent to the South Miami Hospital acquisition by the Baptist Health system in 1994, George assumed corporate-wide responsibilities for media and technology programs in Baptist’s local and international programs. At Baptist, George grew, and fueled, that system’s rapid expansion and development into a medical multimedia powerhouse in South Florida and internationally. 

 

During his career, Mr. Lakis has demonstrated an insatiable appetite for challenges on many levels, maintaining a broad range of professional and civic activities.  In addition to his primary professional activities,  George is proactive in community educational organizations, has continued exercising his passion for photography, and actively participates in the management of his family-based real estate interests.

Dr. Ferrer was trained in Internal and Pulmonary Medicine in Cuba in the early 1990s. In 1999, he was hired by the United Nations University to serve as the Director of Respiratory Research while working with the native peoples of Venezuela’s Orinoco River region. During this time, he delivered multiple professional presentations at international meetings.

He retrained doing a residency in Texas, and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at George Washington University. He then joined the Cleveland Clinic Florida where he led efforts to open a lung fibrosis and Chronic Cough Center of Excellency. In 2010, he served as the chairman of the Critical Care Committee.

In 2011, Dr. Ferrer was appointed to the prestigious National Steering Committee for the COPD Alliance of nine medical organizations, representing the NHMA. As part of this esteemed group, he went to a White House briefing to discuss the Affordable Care Act. He has since received several prestigious awards, including: Best Doctors in the US by U.S. News & World Report, Most Compassionate Doctor, Patients’ Choice Award, and multiple teaching awards. He has been featured in USA Today, NBC News, CNN en Español, the Miami Herald, and on Radio Caracol Miami.  He was also featured in many Latin American national newspapers in countries such as El Salvador and Honduras.

 

He is continually striving to improve healthcare in America. In 2013 Gustavo Ferrer founded Intensive Care Experts Pulmonary Network and recently wrote a book titled Cough Cures: The Complete Guide to the Best Natural and Over-the-Counter Drugs for Acute and Chronic Cough. 

Dr. Jesus D. Ortiz, MD
Advisor

 

Dr. Jesus D. Ortiz, a very well know anesthesiologist and internist, who developed his professional career in Venezuela, as well as the United States where he has been living for the last 20 years.

Dr. Ortiz, is a motivated Physician with proven experience, team worker and communication skills. More than 30 years of experience as Primary Care Physician and Anesthesiologist with increasing levels of responsibility as a Project Manager of several Medical Institutions, Clinical trial coordinator for South Florida Bio-Associates and Chief Medical Officer and International Patients Coordinator for Orbicare.

 

Now Dr. Ortiz is part of Health Service of America developing the Telemedicine Program for what he has demonstrated not only the passion but the knowledge on this field.

Luis Felipe Arango Pardo, JD
Advisor

Luis Felipe Arango Pardo is an expert Global Health executive with strong Personal Lines Insurance background who holds a Master in Health Administration (MHA) degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, a JD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, and is a candidate for a Master in Insurance Law at the same University.

His extensive experience in international trade, including the presidency of the Ecuadorian-Colombian Chamber of Commerce in Quito, Ecuador, and his participation as negotiator of the Free Trade Agreement between the US and the Andean Countries, as well as his frequent participation in Trade Missions with the US Commercial Service, added to its more than 25 years in the health industry globally, led him to start a career in the US Health industry especially during the last 10 years in which he has served as director of International programs at various medical centers in the United States of America, culminating in Keck Medicine of USC where he served until July 14, 2017.

His career began in Latin America as Commercial Manager of different Insurance Brokers including Aon in Colombia, as well as Executive President and CEO of Seguros del Pichincha S.A. in Ecuador and Seguros La Previsora Vida in Colombia, among others, to then settle in the United States as a health consultant and the insurance and reinsurance adviser and finally as VP of International Business of Jackson Health System in Miami Florida, from where he moved to California in 2011.

He has more than 25 years of experience working in the fields of healthcare and insurance, which proves his deep knowledge of the international and domestic markets of these industries.

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