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Five Minutes in Healthcare with John Pereira

por Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | November 16, 2022
John Pereira
Five Minutes in Healthcare is where I discuss current events with some of the industry's most influential leaders.

This week, I spoke with John Pereira, president of United Medical Tech Corporation, a Florida-based company that specializes in pre-owned diagnostic imaging equipment, about his traumatic first-person experience with Hurricane Ian, which destroyed his home of 30 years.

We discussed the role of insurance in the recovery process, what he would do differently, the impact of the hurricane on his business, and his gratitude for everyone who has reached out to him.

John shared some photos with me of the destruction, which he permitted me to post here:

For all the material possessions John lost in the hurricane, he and his family were very fortunate to come out of this disaster with their lives. One of the great things about John is his ability to recognize the big picture, and his gratitude in the wake of such a difficult experience is a testament to that.

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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.

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