Ron Hellstern has more than 40 years experience in medical practice management, both in hospital-based and office-based practices. He has held many Emergency Department Medical Directorships, as well as having been the Founder, President, and Chairman of a 17-unit urgent care network, a 23-hospital regional emergency department staffing group and a 500-provider multi-specialty group. Ron is currently the Principal and President at Medical Practice Productivity Consultants in Dallas. He also serves as the Principal of Hospital Practice Consultants LLC. He graduated with Honors from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Hellstern engages in practice management consulting as a way to give back and stay active in the field.