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Steven Richard Gerst

Steven Richard Gerst, American human services administrator, physician. License insurance broker.


  • Gerst, Steven Richard was born on October 20, 1958 in New York City. Son of Paul Howard and Elizabeth (Carlsen) Gerst.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Columbia University, 1981. Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University, 1986. Master in Public Health, Columbia University, 1987.

      Master of Business Administration, Emory University, 1996.


    • Medical affairs coordinator Sun Health Care Plans, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1987—1988, consultant, 1988—1990. Assistant vice president, director Preferred Provider Organizations Crawford & Company, Atlanta, 1994, Preferred Provider Arrangements Crawford & Company, Atlanta, 1990—1994. Vice president Imaginative Devices Inc., 1993—1994, Columbia/Hospital Corporation of America healthcare corporation, Nashville, 1994—1995.

      President, Chief Executive Officer Health Advantage Network, Orlando and Atlanta, Florida, since 1994, Woodland Hills, California, 1994—1995. Senior consultant Coopers & Lybrand, Atlanta, since 1995. Interim president PCA Health Plans Georgia (health maintenance organization ), since 1996.

      President SRG Consultant, Inc., since 1997. Principal Healthcare Collection Services, LLC, since 1999. Interviewer Columbia College, North Carolina, 1987.

      Adjunct professor Emory University, since 1996. Vice president Adli Audio, Inc. Interim director Medicare + Choices health maintenance organization program of Grady Healthcare Systems, Inc.

      Principal Eagle Hospital Physicians, LLC, since 1999, Internet Gaming Inc. Director network development Grady Health Systems Inc., 1999—2000. Vice president Vista Health Plans, Hollywood, since 2001.

      President Hospitalist Physicians, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since 2002. President, manager Your Skin, LLC, New York City, since 2002. Chief Executive Officer Vista Administrators, LLC, Hollywood, Florida, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • License insurance broker.


    • Where the Gods Reign: Plants and Peoples of the Colombian Amazon
    • While the core of VINE OF THE SOUL (the companion book to WHERE THE GODS REIGN), is the Amazonian plant life and the indigenous people s uses for it, WHERE THE GODS REIGN focuses primarily on the people themselves though of course, Schultz (who was dubbed the father of ethnobotany by Prince Philip himself) is first and foremost a botanist and plants do figure into the mix: Schultes describes devil s gardens empty patches in the otherwise thick forests where, for no apparent (or scientific) reason, nothing will grow with the same precision and wonderment with which he discusses the many plants that grow upon other plants in their effort to get their share of the sun.
    • Editor-in-chief: Columbian, 1981 (Robert Shellow Gerdy award), Handbook College Physicians and Surgeons, 1983 (Alumni award).


    Volunteer Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1979—1981, St. Lukes Hospital, New York City, 1978—1979. Member of American Medical Association, American Association Preferred Provider Organizations, American Association Physician-Hospital Organizations, American College Health Care Executives, American College Physician Executives, American College Medical Staff Affairs, American Academy Medical Directors, Alliance Francaise (vice president Charlotte, North Carolina chapter 1987-1988), Andover Alumni Society New York (director 1986-1987).



    Bicycling, tennis, golf, dance, gardening.


    • Married Isabelle Sylvie Meier, April 21, 1987 (divorced ). 1 child Chantal Elizabeth.
    • father: Paul Howard Gerst
    • mother: Elizabeth (Carlsen) Gerst
    • spouse: Isabelle Sylvie Meier
    • child: Chantal Elizabeth Gerst
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    Born October 20, 1958
    (age 59)