MDVIP, Inc., the breakthrough patient healthcare program committed to setting the gold standard for primary care in the U.S., announced today that Chairman Steve Geller and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Edward Goldman are winners of the prestigious 2008 Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. According to Ernst & Young, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses.

Award recipients for the Florida Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 awards were selected from a group of 27 finalists in 8 categories as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. These outstanding entrepreneurs were honored at a gala event on Thursday, June 5, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando.

Steve Geller and Dr. Edward Goldman embody the unique spirit of entrepreneurism, says Michael J. Brennan, Florida Host of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program. They have a positive impact on our region in many ways, including innovation, the creation of jobs and contribution to community growth and development.

It™s an honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young. We are proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire MDVIP network of physicians, members and employees, stated Mr. Geller. The award once again highlights our unique business model and new approach to wellness and preventive health care.

“Being selected as the recipients of this prestigious award demonstrates our continued dedication to transforming primary care practices to focus on highly personalized preventive care that is better care. MDVIP affiliated physicians treat the whole person through the continuum of healthcare: prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and management, added Dr. Goldman.

MDVIP works with some of the nation™s finest physicians to give them the tools they need to practice preventive, personalized healthcare. MDVIP-affiliated physicians have the time to provide proactive, preventive care and personalized wellness programs, as well as care for acute and chronic illnesses. The MDVIP model is based on three pillars: exceptional doctors, exceptional care and exceptional results.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual award gala in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008.


MDVIP, Inc. is a privately-held firm, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. It is a national network of physicians who practice proactive, preventive and personalized healthcare, not just the detection and treatment of disease. With prevention as the cornerstone of its program, MDVIP has proven that it™s carefully chosen affiliated physicians provide exceptional care and achieve exceptional outcomes. These outcomes include lower hospitalization rates, which yield significant cost savings to patients, employers and the healthcare system. Affiliated MDVIP physicians enjoy enhanced personal, professional and financial freedom. MDVIP currently serves more than 80,000 patients through over 230 affiliated physicians nationally. For more information please go to

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