Roy R. Harris, Jr.
Roy has been an integral part of MDVIP’s leadership team since 2003, when he joined as one of the first 10 employees. In his role as lead counsel, Roy is focused on removing legal and regulatory burdens that prevent primary care physicians from focusing on being great doctors.
“We’ve redefined what patients can expect from their primary care physician. We give doctors and patients the ability to focus on preventive medicine as well as condition management, instead of paperwork and red tape,” Roy says. “We believe primary care can be the agent of change in healthcare. The doctor-patient relationship matters. People matter.”
Roy also leads MDVIP’s compliance and government relations efforts, engaging at the federal level with Congress and advocating on behalf of primary care and MDVIP’s affiliated physicians to influence policy.
Prior to joining MDVIP, Roy was an associate in the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel as a member of the firm’s Health Law Practice Group. He has lectured students, attorneys and healthcare providers on various health law topics. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, which he attended as a Goodwin Academic Scholar. He also holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida.
Roy is an avid Florida Gators fan and season ticket holder for the last 15 years. He also advocates for animals as well as people. He and his family foster animals for rescue. “We believe in their health, too – we spend way too much on vet bills.”