Prakash Patel, M.D.

Prakash Patel is GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation’s chief operating officer (COO) and president of GuideWell Health, the health services organization in the GuideWell family of companies.

In his role as COO, Patel has primary accountability for providing leadership for and leveraging synergies among Delivery System, Medical Operations, Analytics and the Service Organization, the functional areas among the most critical in creating an exceptional experience for our customers and providers. In his role as president of GuideWell Health, he drives collaboration throughout the enterprise to further position GuideWell Health as the future of health care delivery in Florida and elsewhere.

Prior to his current role, Patel served as CEO of Access MediQuip, the nation’s first and largest provider of outsourced surgical and implantable medical device management solutions. Prior to joining Access MediQuip, he worked at Magellan Health Services, where he served on the executive leadership team as chief corporate development officer. He had previously served as senior vice president of operations at Magellan’s National Imaging Associates (NIA), where his responsibilities included operational oversight, analysis and implementation across companywide functions such as network, medical management, cost of care and analytics.

Earlier in his career he held leadership roles with investment and advisory firms spanning health care, biotechnology, IT and pharmaceuticals. Patel holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and zoology from the University of Michigan and a doctor of medicine degree from Cornell University Medical College.