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Thomas J. Ferkovic, R.Ph., MS

Managing Director

When Tom and SS&G entered into a joint venture to form SS&G Healthcare Services LLC in 1999, he inherited a few staff members and a small client base to get the company started. While the focus then was on outsourced practice management services for small to mid-sized physician groups, he recognized the potential for additional opportunities. Today, Medic Management Group, formerly SS&G Healthcare, has more than 100 employees who provide a variety of valuable services, including compliance plan development, strategic planning, physician compensation consulting, contract negotiations, and accounts receivable management.

A health care management professional by training, Tom joined MMG from the practice management firm of Telesis of Ohio, where he opened and grew the company to 123 employees and 185 primary care physicians. Prior to Telesis, he served as the vice president of St. Luke's Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was responsible for strategic planning, managed care contracting, and physician relations, which led to the start of St. Luke's Integrated Medical System (PHO) and Outreach Professional Systems, the first hospital-owned, non-staff primary care group practice in Cleveland.

“The support from MMG helped us create a group that functioned as a cohesive business unit with many separate locations.”

— Kenyokee Crowell, Administrator, Regional Practices
Cleveland Clinic Health System