Dr. Frank Basile, Joins Diabetes America as CEO and President

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Diabetes America (DA), the premiere network of diabetes care and management clinics based in Houston, Texas, and on the web at http://www.diabetesamerica.com/, announced today that Dr. Frank Basile, is joining the company as its new CEO and President. Dr. Basile joins DA with a strong background in both patient care and executive level healthcare management.

“Dr. Basile is that unique physician who is as comfortable in corporate management as he is in patient care,” said Phillips Kay Champion, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Diabetes America. “Dr. Basile brings with him to DA experience in disease management, acute and chronic dialysis treatment, provider network management, and physician practice management. He will have an immediate impact on both DA’s patient care and corporate culture.”

Dr. Basile joins DA from DaVita Inc., a dialysis services provider where he was Vice President and General Manager of RMS Disease Management, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DaVita Inc. While there, he led the development of DaVita’s Special Needs Healthplan “DaVita VillageHealth”. Prior to that, he was at Vivra Specialty Partners (VSP) a subsidiary of Vivra Inc., which provided physician practice management and disease management services to patients with Diabetes, Respiratory and Cardiovascular disease. He was also a Senior Manager at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, in both Australia and the U.S.

A native of Australia, Dr. Basile received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne. He practiced medicine in Melbourne before completing his MBA at the University of Melbourne

“Throughout my career I have focused on innovations that would efficiently deliver higher quality health care to patients with chronic disease,” said Dr. Basile. “As a result of growing prevalence and increasing need, diabetes is rapidly becoming a major concern for payers and providers. There is a need for improved approaches to diabetes care management-Diabetes America has been at the forefront of diabetes care and management in Texas, providing patients with unique model for living with diabetes through a comprehensive care program. I look forward to being a part of DA’s continued growth as we expand our diabetes care and management services and equip ourselves to meet the demands of this nation’s building diabetes challenge.”

ABOUT DIABETES AMERICA

Diabetes America promotes and enhances the health of those with diabetes by applying advances in medicine, education, nutrition and active living. Its mission is to help patients adjust to living with diabetes and to promote wellness through a variety of personalized treatment and educational programs — from medical treatment to diabetes education, nutritional counseling, exercise and lifestyle instruction. Diabetes America’s staff of physicians, diabetes educators, dietitians and medical assistants helps patients take charge of their lives — for the rest of their lives. For more information, visit http://www.diabetesamerica.com/. Diabetes America

CONTACT: Sharon Golubchik of MWW Group, +1-646-215-6892,
sgolubchik@mww.com, for Diabetes America
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