As CEO of Coral Gables Executive Physicians in Coral Gables, Fla., Eris Thomas plays an integral role in developing what has become an increasingly important force in the medical field: high-quality and personalized medical care.
In her position, Eris 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.
The highly successful and unique practice, a leader in healthcare, provides same day appointments and 24/7 telephone access, allowing patients to see their physician in a timely manner. It offers annual preventative check-ups, as well as treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. CGEP also offers state of the art diagnostic testing, which allows for personalized health strategies for the individual patient.
The practice values its patients’ time and as such ensures that waits are kept to an absolute minimum. Sufficient time is allotted for each visit so that all concerns can be addressed effectively.
Eris’ business savvy is the result of years of management and accounting experience at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Miami, Fla., where she worked from 2001-‘07.
In addition to being a successful businesswoman, Eris is very active in “giving back” to the South Florida community. Through their annual fundraiser event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Eris and Dr. Thomas have raised more than $50,000 for the organization. Eris serves on Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors, and sits on various committees for the organization, including the annual “Wild About Kids” gala benefit and “Claws for Kids” yearly fundraiser at Joe’s Stone Crab.
Additionally, she serves on the board of the Baptist Hospital Foundation in Miami, Fla., and is a member of the Beacon Council, a public and private non-profit agency working to improve the business climate of Miami and Dade County. She is also a member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.
Eris holds an MBA in General Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Ill. She is active in Kellogg’s alumni group, where she sits on various committees.
She graduated at the top of her class from University of Miami’s School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration/major in Accounting, and was vice president of Beta Alpha Psi, an honors business fraternity for accounting.
A resident of Coconut Grove, Fla., Eris enjoys spending her free time with her husband/their two young children, reading and exercising. She is multilingual, speaking English and Albanian, and has knowledge of Spanish, German, and Italian.