As one of the country’s most innovative healthcare solutions, InnovaCare provides quality and technologically advanced care to its patients. The physicians and staff at InnovaCare rely on its extensive collective knowledge and the latest emerging technologies to treat a variety of complex medical issues. As one of the most innovative providers of Medicare Advantage, InnovaCare provides affordable programs designed to help people all over the country. Most recently, InnovaCare has been lauded for its involvement in helping in the hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico.
Leading the way in InnovaCare’s unique approach is President and CEO Dr. Rick Shinto. Dr. Shinto began his path to medicine when he graduated from the medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to that, Dr. Shinto received a B.S. from the University of California at Irvine. After the completion of medical school, he furthered his education when he completed an MBA at Redlands University, located in Redlands, California. While in California, Dr. Shinto practiced Pulmonary and Internal Medicine in Southern California. This unique combination of both medical and business educational training and professional experience prepared Shinto well for a career in managed healthcare.
Dr. Shinto has extensive business experience, with previous leadership work as the President and CEO at Aveta Inc. between 2008 and 2012. In addition to that post, Dr. Shinto led Medical Pathways Management Company and Cal Optima Health Plan.
Throughout his storied career, Dr. Shinto has held a variety of board positions throughout the healthcare and business industries. Most recently, Dr. Shinto was chosen to serve on the board for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). As the industry’s largest trade association, AHIP is a renowned national political advocacy group working to represent health insurance companies and their patients. Dr. Shinto also provides his expertise as a board member of CAPG, representing physicians all over the nation.
As a published writer, Dr. Shinto has written several journals regarding ways the healthcare sector can continue to work to improve, offering realistic solutions and suggestions designed to improve efficiency and technology while helping more patients in the process.