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Specialists On Call Expands Senior Management & Sales Teams
Date:2/19/2009

Jerry Kovalic & Timothy Ogata Join Leading Private Telemedicine Company

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC) a leading private telemedicine company providing access to specialty physicians via telemedical link, has completed the expansion of its senior management and sales teams. SOC is the nation's fastest growing provider of telemedical consultations to hospital clients, now providing services in more than ten states and doubling its roster of hospital clients annually.

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Jerry Kovalic joined SOC earlier in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Most recently Mr. Kovalic lead the sales & marketing operations of Encompass, Inc., the largest Medicare provider of home skilled nursing and therapy services in Texas. Prior to Encompass, Mr. Kovalic held a senior sales & marketing position for Coram Healthcare, and directed international business development for Critikon, a Johnson & Johnson company. Said CEO Dr. Joe Peterson, "I am thrilled that Jerry has joined our team and provided such an early impact. Jerry's multiple experiences growing de novo business lines to large size in both US and foreign markets is exactly the kind of tested experience merited by the large market SOC addresses." Jerry Kovalic is based in Dallas, TX.

Timothy Ogata recently joined SOC as Senior Vice President, Professional Services. Most recently, Mr. Ogata served as Chief Operations Officer for the University of California, Irvine, Physicians & Surgeons Faculty Practice which includes more than 20 clinical departments and more than 600 full and part time physician faculty. Prior to UC Irvine, Mr. Ogata held senior development and operations positions at Children's Hospital Orange County, Kaiser Permanente, and Queen of Angels, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Peterson added, "Tim brings great leadership and experience to our growing affiliated physician practices - we are, after all, a form of multi-specialty group practice with a unique model for distributing our services. Additionally, Tim brings direct experience in hospital management, which we will put to good use in maintaining our commitment to be driven by the needs of our hospital clients and their patients."

Additionally, SOC has added five new experienced sales leaders in the New York, Florida, Texas, California and Western states markets. Said Peterson, "SOC is no longer an early stage business, but instead we're demonstrating our value to hospitals on a daily basis. That's driving greater demand for our services and this proven team will deliver on our commitment to annually double our client roster."

Specialists On Call, Inc., is a private, national, physician led telemedicine company that provides access to the clinical expertise of a team of university and private practice specialists through a consolidated teleconferencing, PACS and EMR system. With offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, SOC is committed to extending access to professional on-call specialty physician support to patients in all settings and geographies, with special expertise in urban and suburban hospitals and hospital systems. For more information about SOC please contact Clark Wells at wells@specialistsoncall.com, or 866-483-9690.


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