Q. Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
Ans: At Delaware integrative medicine we utilize cell biology and gene expression to treat disease and continue wellness. We specialize in regenerative therapy with modalities ranging from Prolozone therapy to stem cells. We treat all manners of pathology ranging from lime disease to cancer to fibromyalgia to general wellness
Q. Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
Ans: I am a board-certified cardio thoracic surgery with an education in biochemistry and cell biology. My research and cellular biology and biochemistry is consistent with the treatment approach we have at Delaware integrative medicine. I attended Tufts medical school, completed my internship and residency at Cornell/New York Hospital/Sloan-Kettering, my cardiothoracic surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania and most of my research was done at New England medical center. I’m also a former professional yacht razor with victories ranging from the Americas cup to other large professional yacht racing
Q. What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
Ans: Most of my medical practice is now specializing in applied cellular biology. By this I mean utilizing the patient’s own cells and DNA by enhancing function through gene expression, immune modulation, and mitochondria rehabilitation. I would much rather rely on the genetic potential each of us have been on pharmaceutical drugs. After practicing cardiothoracic surgery for decades it became apparent that results could be achieved much more successfully are utilizing genetic function.
Q. What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: Do what you love, be tenacious, and if one thing fails go back and try again
Q. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Vision, diligence, practicality
Q. How many hours do you work a day on average?
Ans: 6-10 hrs per week
Q. To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans: Doing what I love and working hard
Q. How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans: Most of my marketing is through word-of-mouth. I do have a website and I do contract someone for SEL but the best single thing that I’ve ever done is word-of-mouth.
Q.What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: Hard work and willingness to change and adapt
Q. Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: I see my business evolving constantly so in 5 to 10 years I imagine I’ll be doing similar things to what I’m doing now but I always adjust to new research new technology and new opportunities
Q. Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans : I admire Google for the innovativeness
Q. How important have good employees been to your success?
Ans: Good employees mean everything to success. It’s how they carry themselves, hourly care for patients, in the trust that I can have and what they’re doing
Q. How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans: I’ll stick with an idea as long as I think it still has a chance to succeed
Q. What motivates you?
Ans: I’m motivated by doing something. I like tasks. I do not want to sit around. When I see an idea that need to be cultivated that is motivation.
Q. How do you generate new ideas?
Ans: I generate new ideas by listening to others, going to conferences, and the things I’m passionate about. The more I think about them the more ideas I have come up with ways to change.
Q. How do you define success?
Ans: I define success as having a business that is growing, something I enjoy doing, working with people that I enjoy, and have been not only myself but my staff be able to provide quality lifestyle for work.
Q. How do you build a successful customer base?
Ans: Successful patient base is built by satisfied customers which means they enjoy their interaction and they see results.
Q. What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans: What I like best about being an entrepreneur is being my own boss. If the decision is bad then it’s mine. If something works out that’s also mine. As an entrepreneur I have the opportunity to direct what I want in the direction I want and if I’m good at that it will be successful
Q. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Ans: An entrepreneur has the added pressure of being accountable for everything that happens. You’re never separated from your project very far. If you work for someone else you can punch the clock so the pressures are there but on the other hand the rewards of a successful entrepreneur will never be realized by a paid employee
Q. What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
Ans: The culture in my medical practice is very professional but somewhat laid-back. We tried to be as much on a first name friendly basis as we can though there is some formality that always must be maintained especially in a medical environment
Q. In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.?
Ans: Entrepreneurial ship is actually positively affected my family life. I answered to myself and I can be flexible