SOURCE: Best Doctors

May 07, 2007 08:30 ET

Best Doctors Elects Three New Board Members

Key Industry Leaders Join Fast Growing Company

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- Best Doctors®, Inc., the trusted resource for the right diagnosis and treatment, today announced the election of three new members to its Board of Directors: Eric A. Kriss, Robert L. Natt and Donald B. Taylor.

Eric Kriss has more than 30 years of senior level managerial success in healthcare, information technology, government and strategic consulting. A former partner at Bain & Company, the strategy consulting firm, and a co-founder of Bain Capital, the venture capital firm, Mr. Kriss has also led a number of companies as CEO, including MediVision, a network of eye surgery centers, MediQual Systems, a healthcare information provider, and Workmode, an open source Web applications developer. As secretary for Finance and Administration under Massachusetts Governor Romney, Mr. Kriss oversaw a $27 billion operating and capital budget as well as a broad range of public policy initiatives.

Bob Natt has a 25-year track record of driving emerging healthcare organizations to market-leading positions. Most recently, Mr. Natt was president and CEO of MBI, a leading healthcare debit card payments technology company. At MBI, he led a turnaround of the organization, achieving recognition by Inc. magazine as one of the "Inc. 500" fastest growing private companies in the United States and ultimately selling the company to Metavante. Mr. Natt was CEO of Physicians Health Services, a publicly traded managed care organization, which was sold to Health Net.

In addition, Mr. Natt held senior executive positions with Health Net, Oxford Health Plans and HealthAmerica.

Don Taylor has 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare and financial services, and brings deep sales experience to the board. Mr. Taylor currently serves as the executive vice president, sales and marketing, at Healthways, Inc., and just prior to holding this position, he was the chief operating officer for the company. Before joining Healthways, Taylor was at Cendant Corporation and predecessor companies for more than 16 years, where he ran significant high-growth divisions both internationally and domestically.

"Each of these gentlemen was selected for their extraordinary talents, insights and experience," said David Seligman, CEO of Best Doctors. "It is an honor to have such respected executives contribute to our growth."

About Best Doctors

Best Doctors is the trusted resource to patients and physicians in delivering the right diagnosis and the right treatment. The company works with employers and health plans to dramatically improve quality at the point of care for patients with complex or serious conditions. Founded in 1989 by two Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors serves more than 260 insurers, employers and health plans, touching 10 million people in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or call 1-800-223-5003.

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