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Board Members

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.
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.
Mark Hyman Mr. Hyman earned a BS in Accounting from University Of Southern California. He has been a non-practicing CPA since 1981. Mr. Hyman has over thirty years of experience in accounting, banking, finance, manufacturing, medical practice management, operations, retail and information systems. Mr. Hyman has been a founding owner, director and/or senior financial officer for numerous manufacturing and retail ventures, ranging in size between $5 million and $100 million in size. Mr. Hyman has a management consulting practice based in SouthernCalifornia.
Shel Segel Mr. Segel is a business professional with over 30 years of experience successfully developing, opening and managing retail and hotel businesses throughout the United States. He taught junior high math and English after graduating from Wayne State University, and shortly thereafter became a licensed hearing aid audiologist, building his business into the largest in the Detroit Metropolitan area. He was elected president of the prestigious 500-member Michigan Hearing Association, meeting with representatives of the Michigan legislature regarding pending legislation in the hearing aid industry. After moving to Key West, he grew a small flower shop into the largest and most successful florist in Monroe County, Florida. His next endeavor was to develop, own and operate The Paradise Inn, one of Key West’s finest accommodations. Since retirement he has been a volunteer for Literacy Volunteers of America and was on the Board of Directors for Hospice of the Florida Keys.
Mario E. Martinez Mr. Martinez is owner of a Key West based Medical Laboratory which he has directed for over 45 years and serves as the President of Key West Diagnostics. Mr. Martinez has also served as the legislative aid to a representative of the Florida House of Representatives. Mr. Martinez has developed and sold several businesses, including Monroe Glass and Mirror Co., Driftwood on the Beach (a restaurant), and L&M Medical Laboratory. In addition, Mr. Martinez and a partner developed and sold the product “Aids Free Liquid Soap”. Mr. Martinez received a degree in Medical Technology and X-ray Technology from the University of Miami School of Medical Technology in 1960.
Neil J. Call Mr. Call has an extensive experience in the fields of accounting, banking, public relations and strategic planning. Mr. Call earned a BBA and an MBA from the University of Michigan and became a CPA in 1960. Early in his career, Mr. Call served as a Senior Accountant for Ford Motor Company. Thereafter, he was Executive Vice President for Gulf and Western Industries where he was responsible for Corporate Finance, banking, public relations and strategic planning. Mr. Call has also served as an executive for management consulting companies, and as a Partner of MacKenzie Partners, Inc., another management consulting firm. Mr. Call served as Director of Southern Financial Bankcorp, Warrenton, VA for 19 years and has been a Commissioner of the Lower Florida Keys Hospital District since 1999.
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Board Member
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Board Member
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Operational Manager
John Padget Over a period of two decades, starting in 1980, Mr. Padget was the primary investor and CEO of several ventures including a chain of over 120 photo shops and the Budget Rent-a-Car franchise in four European countries. Mr. Padget, who is semi-retired and living in Key West, was most recently appointed Superintendent of Schools (2003-2004) in Monroe County, Florida, by Governor Jeb Bush. A graduate of the Harvard Business School and Cornell University, Mr. Padget holds honorary Doctor of Law degrees from the University of Rochester, and was Knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands. Mr. Padget also serves on the board of Take Stock in Children, a mentoring-scholarship program for Florida’s poverty-level children.
Former Board Member
Former Board Member
Joe E. Smith Mr. Smith is originally from Louisiana and has been involved in health care administration since 1976. Mr. Smith served as a director of De-institutionalization at two large Louisiana State Institutions and was Regional Vice President for Affiliated Nursing Homes from 1985-1989. Mr. Smith was appointed Chairman and CEO of Geriatrics, Inc., a 950-bed heath care chain. In addition, he owned and operated Gulf Coast Pharmaceutical Services, a specialty medical supply company, as well as a Physician Management Services Company. Mr. Smith served as a Director at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Mr. Smith holds a bachelors degree from a Louisiana College and attended the OPM program at the Harvard Business School.
Bill Budinger The chairman and CEO of Rodel, Inc. the global leader in high-precision planarization technology for semiconductors, silicon wafers, and storage media substrates. Mr. Budinger chaired the General Motors Task Force for Revitalizing Manufacturing. Mr. Budinger also helped found the National Small Business Technology Council to assist entrepreneurial technology companies working with the federal government. He was an elected delegate and chair of the White House Conference on Small Business and a panelist for Mikhail Gorbachev’s first State of the World Forum. Currently he spends most of his time helping the Rodel Foundations in their mission to improve public education.
Mr. Spottswood Graduate of Tulane University and Florida State University Law School. He is the senior partner in the law firm of Spottswood, Spottswood and Spottswood whose primary practice is in the field of real estate law. Mr. Spottswood is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of First State Bank of the Florida Keys, and an officer and Director of Spottswood Companies, Inc., a diversified, family-owned organization with investments in real estate, timesharing, hospitality and broadcasting.
Board Advisor
Board Advisor

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