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Dr. Elias J. Gerth MD

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Physicians Imaging LLC
3615 Lake Center Drive
Mt Dora, Florida 32757
United States

Company Description: Open multi-modality diagnostic imaging center on a franchise-like basis. Giving primary care providers an opportunity to provide input into the development and...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Medical Director
    Key West Diagnostics

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MD
  • M.D.
10 Total References
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Physicians Imaging
www.PhysiciansImagingLLC.com, 14 Oct 2013 [cached]
Physicians Imaging was formed on June 8, 2004 by Dr. Elias J. Gerth, the sole initial member. Over the years, Dr. Gerth has accumulated substantial knowledge and know-how in the area of diagnostics imaging, both as a medical doctor specializing in internal and critical care medicine, and through his service as a medical director for Key West Diagnostics. Dr. Gerth formed the parent company, Physicians Imaging, LLC, for the purpose of developing a network of diagnostic centers.
Management of Physicians Imaging, LLC is vested in a Board of Managers. Dr. Gerth is one of the members and has the additional function of Operational Manager of Physicians Imaging, LLC. Dr. Gerth is responsible for the daily operations of Physicians Imaging, LLC. Set forth below is a list of the Board of Managers, together with a brief description of their credentials.
Elias J. Gerth, MD FCCM Dr. Gerth is the owner of a Monroe County, Florida medical practice specializing in Internal Medicine and Critical Care. He is also Medical Director of the Key West Diagnostic Center. Dr. Gerth is board certified in Internal Medicine and was previously board certified in Critical Care Medicine. He has been licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. In the past, he was Director of Intensive Care services in a large metropolitan hospital. He was inducted onto the College of Critical Care Medicine in 1990.
Physicians Imaging
www.PhysiciansImagingLLC.com, 20 Sept 2012 [cached]
Dr. Elias J. Gerth Board Member Phone: 352-383-3716 Email: egerth@physiciansimagingllc.com
Medical Imaging, “The Keys to Change” a case study with imaging center client – Key West Diagnostics
www.radreports.com, 1 June 2006 [cached]
Elias Gerth, MD, is the medical director of Key West Diagnostics, a freestanding imaging center that he helped to create out of frustration with the alternate radiological services in the area.
Like many physicians throughout the United States who are frustrated with the lack of highly trained subspecialty radiologists in their practice area, Elias Gerth, MD, had reached the end of his rope. Too often, this respected Key West, Fla, internist and critical care physician referred one of his patients to a local hospital for a radiological exam, and his patients would return dissatisfied and concerned about whether they were receiving the high quality of care that Gerth strives to offer his patients.
The physician also worried that he could not meet his personal commitment to provide the highest standard of care for his patients. Gerth, who sees an average of 30-40 patients per day, routinely fielded almost as many complaints as the number of exams he ordered. Instead of receiving answers, he was managing more problems. Instead of solutions, he was getting the cold shoulder.
"From my perspective as a practicing, community-based physician, I need certain things: attentive radiologists, quality equipment, quality technology, compassion and quick service for my patients, fast turnaround, and reliable results," Gerth explains. "Essentially, the facility that was providing radiological services here was not meeting my needs in these critical areas."
Identifying the problem was pretty easy—Gerth just asked his patients about the outcome of their radiological referral visit.
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In fact, the only choice was the local hospital, and according to Gerth, the process was flawed from beginning to end.
The more Gerth looked into the problem, the more he realized that he was not alone. After reaching a point of "absolute frustration," he spoke to other Key West physicians who expressed similar dissatisfaction with the local radiological offering. That's when he talked to friend and retired consultant Bob Dias, who helped Gerth assemble a group of local investors that could help bring an independent, freestanding diagnostic center to the area.
"We needed to find community people willing to invest in the right technology and hire the well-trained technologists who could deliver the product, but, at the same time, would listen and understand our needs," Gerth explains.
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While Gerth concentrated on the technical needs of the new diagnostic center, Dias dedicated his expertise to the physical side of the business.
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Meanwhile, Gerth turned his attention toward finding a subspecialty radiology vendor that could provide expertise in a variety of areas and meet the full range of needs that only a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center can deliver. "[Key West] is a standard community that has definite special needs and requirements," Gerth notes. "But take someone like me who is an internist. I have needs across the board. To provide the standard of care that our patients deserve, we needed someone who could attend to all of us with consistent, reliable, in-depth subspecialty expertise."
The choice, Gerth and Dias agreed, was Franklin & Seidelmann Subspecialty Radiology ,F&S of Beachwood, Ohio,, a leading national virtual subspecialty radiology provider in the United States.
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"Both [Peter] Franklin, MD, and [Frank] Seidelmann, DO, came to Key West, met with potential owners, and explained the kind of service they could provide," Gerth says.
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And then some, according to Gerth. "While F&S could be reading images for a professional football team on the one hand, they also could be taking care of basic fundamental issues that might apply to any patient in our community. That was critical for us," he says. "They were available through their resources to supply whatever we needed and tailor the expertise to the physicians.
"Looking back," Gerth continues, "as our new facility evolved, the technical team at F&S helped our technical team set up our modalities, and we were up and running with ease.
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The diagnostic center—located next door to Gerth's practice—includes several modalities, including a 1.5T MRI scanner, a 4-slice CT scanner, a digital X-ray room, a digital bone-density room, and an ultrasound room. The facility is staffed by four full-time radiologic technologists, five full-time office-staff members, and one administrator. Within 3 months of its opening, Key West Diagnostics was turning a profit.
Today, the freestanding imaging center prides itself on getting the patient to the examination room in 30 minutes or less. The volume of patients handled is impressive: In 2004, the facility logged 6,000 cases; in 2005, the caseload jumped to 10,500. According to Gerth, the facility would have eclipsed the 11,000-case mark in 2005 had it not been for the four hurricanes that swept through Florida and cost the facility a month of operations.
Reflecting on 3 years of success, Gerth says that marketing Key West Diagnostics to area physicians was as simple as delivering on what it had promised. "The truth is, we really never had to market. We communicated with local physicians through open houses, contacts, and brochures," he says. "When they found that they could get terrific service that was as good as or better than the competition—and less expensive to their patients—it was difficult to justify not using us."
Initially expecting referrals from around 25 area physicians, Key West Diagnostics now receives constant business from more than 50 physicians. Also, the center has branched out to serve the US Deptartment of Veterans' Affairs, the US Navy, local municipal entities, and several cruise lines.
"The major thing," Gerth notes, "is that we deliver on what we promise.
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"We have found that the same dynamics that existed in Key West are prevalent in many communities across the country," explains Gerth, adding that three such diagnostic centers currently are being developed in the South.
Medical Imaging, “The Keys to Change” a case study with imaging center client – Key West Diagnostics
www.fs-rad.com, 1 June 2006 [cached]
Elias Gerth, MD, is the medical director of Key West Diagnostics, a freestanding imaging center that he helped to create out of frustration with the alternate radiological services in the area.
Like many physicians throughout the United States who are frustrated with the lack of highly trained subspecialty radiologists in their practice area, Elias Gerth, MD, had reached the end of his rope. Too often, this respected Key West, Fla, internist and critical care physician referred one of his patients to a local hospital for a radiological exam, and his patients would return dissatisfied and concerned about whether they were receiving the high quality of care that Gerth strives to offer his patients.
The physician also worried that he could not meet his personal commitment to provide the highest standard of care for his patients. Gerth, who sees an average of 30-40 patients per day, routinely fielded almost as many complaints as the number of exams he ordered. Instead of receiving answers, he was managing more problems. Instead of solutions, he was getting the cold shoulder.
"From my perspective as a practicing, community-based physician, I need certain things: attentive radiologists, quality equipment, quality technology, compassion and quick service for my patients, fast turnaround, and reliable results," Gerth explains.
...
In fact, the only choice was the local hospital, and according to Gerth, the process was flawed from beginning to end.
The more Gerth looked into the problem, the more he realized that he was not alone. After reaching a point of "absolute frustration," he spoke to other Key West physicians who expressed similar dissatisfaction with the local radiological offering. That's when he talked to friend and retired consultant Bob Dias, who helped Gerth assemble a group of local investors that could help bring an independent, freestanding diagnostic center to the area.
"We needed to find community people willing to invest in the right technology and hire the well-trained technologists who could deliver the product, but, at the same time, would listen and understand our needs," Gerth explains. "We also needed people who would understand why it was important for us to connect to the virtual network, thus bringing in radiologists from all over the country on a digital basis. Dias-the co-founder of Mail Boxes Etc-was committed to help solve the problem. "We can improve the radiological services for our community," he says.
...
While Gerth concentrated on the technical needs of the new diagnostic center, Dias dedicated his expertise to the physical side of the business.
...
Meanwhile, Gerth turned his attention toward finding a subspecialty radiology vendor that could provide expertise in a variety of areas and meet the full range of needs that only a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center can deliver. "[Key West] is a standard community that has definite special needs and requirements," Gerth notes. "But take someone like me who is an internist. I have needs across the board. To provide the standard of care that our patients deserve, we needed someone who could attend to all of us with consistent, reliable, in-depth subspecialty expertise."
The choice, Gerth and Dias agreed, was Franklin & Seidelmann Subspecialty Radiology (F&S of Beachwood, Ohio), a leading national virtual subspecialty radiology provider in the United States.
...
"Both [Peter] Franklin, MD, and [Frank] Seidelmann, DO, came to Key West, met with potential owners, and explained the kind of service they could provide," Gerth says.
...
And then some, according to Gerth. "While F&S could be reading images for a professional football team on the one hand, they also could be taking care of basic fundamental issues that might apply to any patient in our community. That was critical for us," he says. "They were available through their resources to supply whatever we needed and tailor the expertise to the physicians.
"Looking back," Gerth continues, "as our new facility evolved, the technical team at F&S helped our technical team set up our modalities, and we were up and running with ease.
...
According to Gerth, the facility would have eclipsed the 11,000-case mark in 2005 had it not been for the four hurricanes that swept through Florida and cost the facility a month of operations.
Reflecting on 3 years of success, Gerth says that marketing Key West Diagnostics to area physicians was as simple as delivering on what it had promised. "The truth is, we really never had to market. We communicated with local physicians through open houses, contacts, and brochures," he says. "When they found that they could get terrific service that was as good as or better than the competition-and less expensive to their patients-it was difficult to justify not using us."
Initially expecting referrals from around 25 area physicians, Key West Diagnostics now receives constant business from more than 50 physicians. Also, the center has branched out to serve the US Deptartment of Veterans' Affairs, the US Navy, local municipal entities, and several cruise lines.
"The major thing," Gerth notes, "is that we deliver on what we promise.
...
"We have found that the same dynamics that existed in Key West are prevalent in many communities across the country," explains Gerth, adding that three such diagnostic centers currently are being developed in the South.
Dr. Elias Gerth, MD, ...
www.newtrumanmedical.com, 17 Sept 2013 [cached]
Dr. Elias Gerth, MD, FCCM
Dr. Gerth was born and raised in Southern California, and attended UCLA, graduating with a degree in Political Science.
He then moved on to begin his medical studies at the Universities of Freiburg and Munich, Germany. He later attended the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and received his MD degree in 1978. From 1978-1979, Dr. Gerth returned to Southern California where he completed a rotating Internship at the University of California, Irvine.
From 1979-1983 Dr. Gerth successfully completed a residency in Internal Medicine followed by a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. He became Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1982 and in Critical Care Medicine in 1987. In 1990 Dr. Gerth was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM). After serving for almost 10 years as Director, Intensive Care Services, Capitol Hill Hospital, Wash DC he moved to Key West, Florida to be able to spend more time with his young family. Dr. Gerth has been practicing medicine in Key West since 1991 and is one of the original partners in New Truman Medical, PA, specializing in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine.
He speaks German, Spanish and English
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