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Where Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor® and personalized, connected healthcare meet.

Where Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor(R) and personalized, connected healthcare meet.

The CCPHP Difference

CCPHP brings the excellence associated with the Castle Connolly brand to the discipline of concierge medicine. CCPHP provides the experienced leadership of Castle Connolly founders John K. Castle and Dr. John J. Connolly as well as national practice conversion expert Dr. Dean McElwain. When physicians partner with CCPHP, they have a unique opportunity to leverage the leadership, innovation, and longevity that is associated with Castle Connolly to transform their practices.

A fundamental element of the CCPHP offering is collaboration. Working closely with the physician is designed to preserve, protect, and optimize the patient-physician relationship. The pathway to achieve that partnership consists of robust conversion methodologies, flexible membership-model options that promote a sustainable practice model, and value-driven, member-focused programs including SENS Solution® Wellness Program, services and connectivity to more than 50,000 Castle Connolly Top Doctors®

CCPHP offers a customizable concierge practice model that provides tangible benefits for both Physicians and Members.

Our Process

The CCPHP program provides step-by-step, expert assistance to leading physicians as they convert their practices to a concierge (membership) model. The result will be enhanced patient relationships, opportunities for increased practice revenue, and a decreased administrative load. In short, our approach helps physicians bring back the joy of practicing medicine.

Our methodology blends two essential management components – physician practice conversion and practice development.

Practice Conversion includes:

  • In-depth practice analysis and detailed business planning, including customized program and pricing development
  • Establishment of a joint-venture Membership corporation, including all legal contracts
  • Creation of all documentation, Membership Agreements, and regulatory support
  • Comprehensive patient and provider messaging, communications, website, social media, and search marketing strategy, as well as turn-key communications development
  • Comprehensive staff training
  • An advanced telemedicine platform
  • Proven pre-implementation and conversion process

Practice Development includes:

  • Ongoing training of office staff regarding policies and procedures for best practices in a retainer-based environment
  • Comprehensive Member-support services, including billing
  • Incorporation of SENS Solution® Wellness Program support for members
  • Robust ongoing marketing and Membership promotional support and facilitate growth with additional providers if so desired
  • Negotiation of affinity arrangements, including discounts for wellness and related services
  • Retirement and wealth transfer planning of Membership LLC organization

Executive Team

Dr. Dean McElwain

Co-Founder, President & CEO

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Dr. McElwain is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 30 years of progressive leadership in a variety of healthcare settings. Dr. McElwain has a professional doctorate (DPT) from Simmons College Graduate School for Health Studies, with a specialty in healthcare administration, having earned that program’s highest honor of academic distinction.

A recognized national thought leader in the area of concierge medicine, Dr. McElwain has lectured extensively, consulted with leading companies, and provided guidance, leadership, and innovation to hundreds of physicians, as well as regional and national corporate clients, over the last 13 years. Renowned organizations such as the Lown Cardiovascular Institute and leading academic medical institutions have relied on Dr. McElwain for strategic guidance and effective deployment when transitioning their organizations to the subscription-based or concierge membership model.

A lifelong endurance athlete, Dr. McElwain is also a respected leader in the areas of health coaching, wellness, and human performance. Dr. McElwain has completed undergraduate studies in sports medicine/exercise physiology, as well as extensive post-graduate studies in physical therapy and human performance. 

Dr. McElwain combines this passion and expertise in leading a robust set of initiatives that share the benefits of the wellness-centered lifestyle with all members of the Castle Connolly Private Health Partners family.

Sean Connolly

Chief Operating Officer
Sean Connolly

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With over 25 years of experience in marketing and advertising, Sean joined Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC in 2017. Prior to joining CCPHP, he served as the SVP, Chief Marketing Officer of The Trust for Public Land, a leading national nonprofit environmental organization and he oversaw marketing for Best Buy’s $14 billion computing business unit as the Senior Director of Marketing. Prior to Best Buy, Sean was a VP of Marketing at XM Satellite Radio in Washington DC, where he guided a rebranding and marketing campaign that helped draw millions of subscribers to XM and was named one of the best ad campaigns of 2006 (in a USA Today poll). Sean also oversaw corporate partnerships for XM, leading business development and co-marketing with leading companies such as Starbucks, JetBlue, Avis and United. He joined XM from Intel Corporation, where he worked in marketing for just over seven years, ultimately acting as the Worldwide Advertising Director and overseeing the development of all consumer and B@B campaigns, including the world renowned “Blue Man Group” campaign and the worldwide launch of Centrino wireless mobile technology.

Sean got his start in advertising, working for some of the top Agency brands in the 90s, including Grey in New York City and FCB in New York City, Hong Kong and San Francisco. Sean received his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and he now lives in Westchester, NY.

Andrés Jimenez

VP, Finance

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Andres Jimenez is the Controller for Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC. (CCPHP).

With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, Andres has an array of experience working with private equity, senior creditors, managing financial audits, valuations, Q of E reviews, and has recruited, trained, and developed finance teams in fast pace high growth environments. Prior to joining CCPHP, Andres was Controller at Clinilabs, a CNS Drug Development company, and Controller and Director of Finance at eHealth Solutions, Inc., a healthcare information technology firm, both located in New York. Earlier in his career, Andres was an Analyst and controller in Marketing, Education, and Healthcare organizations like Grey Global Group, Columbia University, and CarePlus.

Andres is a graduate of Baruch College in New York, NY with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Andres lives in Queens, NY with his wife and two daughters and is an avid Crossfitter. In his spare time, he volunteers to train and develop youth in AAU Basketball and Travel Softball.

Andrew Bogen

General Counsel

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Andrew Bogen, Esq. has more than 35 years of experience counseling clients in transactional, regulatory and other matters in the healthcare industry.  He is the founder of The Law Office of Andrew Bogen and before that, he served as a Partner, Counsel and Associate at top tier national and boutique law firms, including Arnold & Porter and Arent Fox.  Mr. Bogen was on the Law Review and received his law degree, with honors, from the George Washington University National Law Center.  He earned his BBA, with distinction, in marketing and finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Andrew is very pleased to be a part of the CCPHP Team that is greatly enhancing physician-patient relationships.  

Lisa Wielgomas

VP, Business development

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Lisa joins us as the Director of Business Development with over 17 years of sales, marketing and business development experience with a background in multiple industries.  Having worked in hospitality, event planning, education as well as the healthcare field, Lisa brings a unique customer service focus and perspective to Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC.  Her focus has always been on building solid, lasting relationships with her clients and partners.  Most recently Lisa was the Community Partnership Manager for Hackensack Meridian’s Integrative Health and Medicine program in New Jersey.  There she worked on connecting and collaborating with not only with physicians but also employers, schools, civic organizations, and faith-based organizations. Lisa worked on projects and partnerships with the intent to educate and empower the community to take control of their health on multiple topics like nutrition, sleep, activity, purpose, and resilience.

Lisa graduated summa cum laude from Montclair State University with a BA in Speech Communication and has done graduate work at Monmouth University in Corporate and Public Communication.  Lisa is truly thrilled to be part of the team and collaborating on such exciting innovations in healthcare delivery.

Susan Greeley, MS, RDN

SVP, National Director of Wellness Programming

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Susan is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) of more than 20 years and a graduate of the Tufts University Masters in Nutrition Communication program. During those 20 years, Susan has focused in the areas of disease prevention, lifestyle change, weight management, integrative nutrition, and culinary medicine.

Susan brings a wealth of experience to CCPHP including (recently) serving as Nutrition Consultant to the Executive Health Program at Atlantic Health System in Morristown, NJ. Susan has also authored a diet/cookbook entitled “Cooking with Trader Joe’s: Lighten Up!” Lastly, Susan is the creator of, and talent for two television cooking series: “Lighten Up with Susan Greeley” and “Simply Healthy.”

John Connolly, Ed. D.

Non-executive Chairman and Co-Founder

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John Connolly, Ed. D – the nation’s foremost expert on identifying top physicians, is the President & CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. publisher of America’s Top Doctors ® and other consumer guides to help people find the best healthcare. He is also Chairman of Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC, a concierge medicine company and is a director of TopDoctors.es (Europe and Latin America) and Medebound (China).

Dr. Connolly served as President of New York Medical College, the nation’s second-largest private medical college, for more than ten years. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, and served as a Director of the Northeast Business Group on Health for 25 years. He was formerly a member of the President’s Council of the United Hospital Fund and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

Dr. Connolly has served as a trustee of two hospitals and as Chairman of the Board of one. He is extensively involved in healthcare and community activities and has served on a number of voluntary and corporate boards including the Board of the American Lyme Disease Foundation, of which he is a founder and past chairman, and the Culinary Institute of America for over 20 years where he is now Chairman Emeritus. He was also the founder and first chairman of the Dutchess County (NY) Industrial Development Agency. He also served as a Director and Chairman of the Professional Examination Service and Chairman of Alpha Gene Inc. and was also on the board of the American Swiss Foundation. His former corporate board service includes Baker and Taylor; Dearborn Risk Management, Air Methods Inc., and the Advisory Board of the Hudson Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester State College, a Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut, and a Doctor of Education degree in College and University Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Mercy College (LHD), Worcester State University (LHD), and Daemen College (LL.D.).

Salena Chu

VP, Membership Services

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Salena Chu is Vice President of Membership Services at Castle Connolly Private Health Partners (CCPHP) responsible for member engagement and relationship management with partner physicians. Salena started her career at CCPHP as a Member Advisor, promoted to an Account Executive and then shortly to Director of Membership Services. In her current role, Salena leads a team of member advisors to drive membership growth for the company and maintaining relationships with partner physicians to ensure physician satisfaction as well as member satisfaction.

Prior to joining CCPHP, she has eight years of hospitality experience so customer service is a passion for Salena. She believes that always going above and beyond every customer interaction ensures you are creating a meaningful connection for a positive experience.

Salena is a graduate of Baruch College in New York City with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. She speaks fluent Cantonese. During her spare time, Salena enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children and karaoke.