About Gayle Gottlich - I am a native Texan, born and raised in South Texas. After two years at Austin College in Sherman, Texas I transferred to The University of Texas at Austin. In 1981 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, with High Honors.
Early in my career I was fortunate to work for several excellent companies that taught me about the world of finance and management. I was a Purchasing Agent for Neiman-Marcus Construction Division in Dallas, TX, Assistant to the President for KMS Ventures a private holding company in Austin, TX and Office Manager for Wheeler & Bull CPAs in Austin, TX.
I am indebted to these firms for teaching me so much about tax law, business law, purchasing, contracts, bookeeping, as well as accounts payable and receivable management. I gained my first exposure to the world of computers and was immediately intrigued. Each opportunity expanded my knowledge base and allowed me to learn from the best what excellence in the work place was all about.
But it was not until I moved back to Corpus Christi in 1985 that I returned to one of my great loves, medicine. I worked for ten years at the Office Manager for Gary D. Snook, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon. With Dr. Snook's encouragement I was able to turn a lack luster financial performance into a true winner, increasing collections by 50% in the first 60 days. Dr. Snook is a truly exceptonal surgeon and he needed his practice to reflect his values. I brought to bear all the experience I had from my years in finance and management and used them to run a medical practice - this was a winning combination. My move into consulting came when Dr. Snook decided to take early retirement and move to Colorado.
Since 1997 I have been working with physicians and their staffs to turn their practices around. I seem to have a knack for getting an accounts receivable performing on a higher level. Collections typically increase by 50% within 60 days of a re-engineering effort. Though this depends on the state of the accounts receivable, sometimes the increases are more substantial as older accounts are brought in. Once new, more effective procedures are enacted collections remain at a higher level. Physicians and staff alike are excited when they see their efforts producing such wonderful results.
I have enjoyed working with a variety of medical specialties as well as primary care practices. Though the challenges differ from primary care to specialty care, where there is patient care there is a need for excellent care and effectiveness throughout the office.
Board Member, Family Counseling Service, Corpus Christi, TX
Member, Flint Hills Resources Community Advisory Council
Guest Lecturer, ChoiceLiving Program for At-Risk Teen Girls
Guest Lecturer, Corpus Christi Medical Center Family Practice Residents Program
Board Member, Diocese of West Texas Christian Education Board
Member, All Saints Episcopal Church