A Fresh Vision Requires Experienced Visionaries

Make your anesthesia service into a comprehensive support system for your institution. We are accomplished and entrepreneurial; constantly improving anesthesia management services for all of our clients. Our leadership team includes hospital executives, veteran anesthesiologists, practice managers, perioperative directors, billing specialists, clinical recruiters and healthcare analysts.

 

Kerry Teel

President

Kerry brings 40 years of healthcare/hospital industry experience to Premier Anesthesia. He has a track record building and managing complex, multi-facility healthcare organizations. In addition to founding and leading three healthcare companies, Kerry served as President and CEO of 526-bed medical center in Houston, TX from 2000 to 2006. He holds an MHA from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Norb Hummel

Executive Vice President

Norb is a healthcare veteran with over 25 years experience growing successful practice groups. His background in banking and physician group practice management allow him to be a trusted resource to physicians and administrators seeking to optimize their service viability. He currently directs operational, business and recruiting services for Premier Anesthesia client sites.

Wally Anderson

Vice President/Chief Development Officer

Wally  has been a sales and business development innovator in the healthcare industry for over 30 years. He is responsible for implementing and executing business development strategies that will ensure Premier Anesthesia's market leadership. Wally brings to Premier an understanding of the executive and board level challenges health systems face, having served with McKesson Provider Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Healthcare and IBM. 

Jerry Titel, MD, MBA

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Dr. Titel is a board certified anesthesiologist with over 40 years of experience in various hospital settings. His career has included research, teaching and departmental development and management. He offers unique insight into anesthesia department development and operations. Trained in medicine at the University of Chicago, Dr. Titel also holds an MBA with honors from Pepperdine University. He began his association with Premier Anesthesia in 1991.

Lynn Epps

Vice President Operations Administration & Chief Experience Officer

Lynn has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience with an extensive background in healthcare operations and physician practice management.  Her experience includes various leadership roles with an emphasis on start-up operations, financial analysis, and human resources management.  Lynn is responsible for the oversight and management of Premier Anesthesia's internal operations and support services.  Lynn is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Philip Socoloff

Vice President of Operations

Philip has diverse foundation of over 20 years expertise in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Operations, Managed Care Contracting, Regulatory Analysis & Information Technology. These integrated areas of specialization for multiple provider service lines has consistently lead to the transformation of complex business challenges into organizational solutions through strategic planning, implementation, and process reengineering for enhanced institutional value.

John Patton

Managing VP of Consulting Services

John brings more than 15 years of operational leadership to Premier Consulting and Premier Anesthesia, including many years of designing and implementing systems and processes for performance improvement across a wide range of industries. Before joining Premier Anesthesia, John was the COO/CFO for a software company, and prior was an operating partner with a technology focused venture capital firm. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Business Administration from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

Randy Walker

Controller

Randy has an extensive background in healthcare and physician practice management with over 25 years of experience in Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining Premier Anesthesia, he was a partner with a financial advisory services firm. Randy has held leadership roles such as regional vice president of finance and vice president of finance. Randy's experience also includes nine years with an international accounting firm.  He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.