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Coral Gables Executive Physicians CEO Eris Thomas Honored with Nationally-Renowned 2013 Stevie® Award for Women in Business

8513041874_edceb48067Coral Gables, Fla. – Nov. 9, 2013 – Eris Thomas, CEO of Coral Gables Executive Physicians, a concierge medical firm, was presented for the first time with a bronze Stevie® Award, also known as the American Business Award, on Friday, Nov. 8 at The 10th Annual American Business Awards for Women in Business. Thomas won the award in the category of Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Business Services, 10 or Less Employees, All Other Industries.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2013 awards received entries from 18 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a sold-out event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Thomas was joined in her category by Marnie Oursler, founder and president of Marnie Homes, Bethany Beach, Del.; Tammy P. Gunya, president of Premier Office Technologies, Inc., Highland Heights, Ohio; Jennifer Blumin, founder and president of Skyline Group NYC Inc., New York, N.Y.; Barb Hendrickson, president of Visible Communication, LLC, Livonia, Mich.; and Chairman of the Board Angela Hospice of Visible Communication, LLC, Livonia, Mich.

As CEO of Coral Gables Executive Physicians in Coral Gables, Fla., Thomas plays an integral role in developing what has become an increasingly important force in the medical field: high-quality and personalized medical care. Under the direction of Thomas and her husband, Dr. Robert H. Thomas, the practice, focused on internal medicine, has increased revenues by over 30 percent every year since the couple opened it in March 2007, and it is expected to increase revenues by 40 percent in 2013.
In her position, Thomas sets the practice’s strategy, vision, and direction. She has created a culture where excellence, respect, and compassion are fundamental goals. She manages operations, formulates the design, and executes the quality of programs and services. She prepares the annual budget, is responsible for all HR issues, and handles marketing/PR and community relations.
“It is a wonderful and extraordinary honor to be recognized among some of the most accomplished and successful female business leaders in the world,” Thomas said. “I warmly and sincerely thank our entire staff and my husband for their support and dedication, which has made this honor a reality. I share this award with my amazing partner and employees.”

About Coral Gables Executive Physicians
Coral Gables Executive Physicians (CGEP) Internal Medicine, a leader in healthcare, offers annual preventative check-ups, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, allowing personalized health strategies for the individual patient. The practice provides same-day appointments and 24/7 telephone access, allowing patients to see their physician in a timely manner. It opened in March 2007. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. CGEP is located at 550 Biltmore Way, Suite 101, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For more information, visit, call 305-446-9940 or email

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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