Bret Jorgensen, Chairman & CEO
As Chairman, CEO and an investor in MDVIP, Bret is passionate about MDVIP’s role in making primary care a better experience. Under Bret’s leadership, the company has grown to more than 900 physicians and 300,000 patients nationwide, making MDVIP the largest membership-based primary care network in the country.
Bret has been a healthcare leader and entrepreneur for 30 years. Prior to MDVIP, he was CEO of InSight Health, a diagnostic imaging company.
Bret also co-founded TheraTx, a publicly traded, diversified healthcare services business with more than 5,000 employees. During his tenure, TheraTx was recognized as the second fastest-growing public company in America by Inc. magazine and Bret received the “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award in Healthcare.
He currently serves as Chairman of Crossover Health, a novel worksite health provider offering technology-enabled health services to large self-insured employers.
Bret is also involved in non-profit leadership. He leads the MDVIP Foundation which raises public awareness of health, wellness and the value of prevention through charitable initiatives. The Foundation helps improve the lives of those most in need, just as MDVIP helps improve the lives of patients and physicians.
“As a values-based company, we do the right things for the right reasons. We ask every day what we can do to improve the lives of others and how we can make healthier lives happen."
Bret is also Chairman Emeritus of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) of San Diego, serving in many YPO regional and international roles. He also served on the Board and Presidents’ Council of the Big Brothers of San Diego — a cause close to his heart after being a “Big” for over a decade.
In his personal life, Bret is an avid heli-skier, scuba diver and surfer — which is part of what drew him to the MDVIP preventive model to begin with.
“You have to be healthy to do the things I like to do. That’s why I work closely with my doctor, Andre Sanschagrin, to stay healthy and get ahead of things that might get in my way.”