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Steven L. Crawford, MBA, Certified Financial Fiduciary® CFF®, RFC®, National Social Security Advisors® is CEO & Managing Partner of Clinicians Advocacy Group (CAG) & FIG Wealth Advisors with 20 years experience in the insurance and financial services industry winning several awards working as a “Foundation Capital and Retirement Specialist”. One of those award came courtesy of Forbes where Mr. Crawford was awarded Top 25 author for his 2019 article titled, "What They’re Not Telling Us About Our Retirement Savings."
In addition, Mr. Crawford is a member of the National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers®, National Ethics Association, National Black MBA Association and Hall of Famer with a youth sports organization (Pembroke Pines Optimist) in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Furthermore, Steve is a member of an exclusive group of only 3% of the nation's advisers that has specialized retirement products with two of the leading money management firms in the world just for his clients. He has extensive retirement income planning expertise with a focus on safe money & alternative non-correlated assets planning that secures retirement from stock market related volatility that can erode life savings.
Mr. Crawford is current host of ESPN Charlotte's Radio Show, "Coffee & Cashflow" and been seen on CBS television show “Morning Break,” CBS Local News at 5 Pm, Fox Sports and NBC 6 South Florida. In addition, Steve’s a financial instructor and chapter president for a non-profit American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) where he teaches courses on social security & retirement income strategies for affluent attendees at various universities, libraries and more.
Dr. Michael Carter M.D., CMO, is a board certified physician with 35 years experience in multiple disciplines. He is a board certified Anesthesiologist, having practiced for 16 years before transitioning into the medical aesthetics and weight loss specialties. Dr. Carter is CAG's go to expert for all things in SoftWave Therapy and regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues exploration and functional medicine.
In addition, he is the Chief Medical Director for our partner with multiple patents in that space. Dr. Carter has extensive training having opened 7 clinics in Georgia and Florida, where he specialized in Liposuction, fat transfer techniques with expertise in Brazilian Buttock Augmentation, anti aging Medicine and Functional Medicine. As a Functional Integrative Medicine Practitioner, Dr.Carter seeks to find the root cause of what is interfering with the body’s ability to stave off disease syndromes.
For his patient, Dr.Carter provides the combination of natural supplements, technology, alternative treatments, selective medicines as well as, effective diet, eating strategies and exercise regimens that enhance the ability of his patients to detoxify, rejuvenate and regenerate for their optimal health. Dr.Carter is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine and he completed the stem cell fellowship and peptide certification programs at the A4M..
By addressing hormonal, adrenal, immune, GI and endocrine systems that are critical for balancing, Dr. Carter has created a proven path for successful and optimal health. Dr.Carter is a graduate of Morehouse College, in Atlanta Georgia. Having finished second in his class, Magna Cumlaude, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
Dr. Carter is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honors Society. He received his MD from Howard University in Washington, DC. and completed his residency at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia.
A passion for cosmetic surgery, hormonal balancing and achieving ultimate health for his patients led to a medical career change many years ago.
Dr Carter is also Corporate Medical Director of Real Health Clinics, a company dedicated to treating and reversing Alzheimer's. In addition, Dr. Carter was trained by Dr. Dale Bredeson who launched a program focused on Alzheimer's treatment and reversal from a functional medicine approach.
Dr Carter is a
3x winner of the Patients' Choice Award. Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
3x Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award.
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award.
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Leslie Ware, PA-C, VP of Clinicians Advocacy Group is a physician assistant in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from University Of Nebraska Medical Center in 1999 and specializes in cardiovascular & metabolic diseases. Also, Ms. Ware has a BS - Health Education, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, M.Ed. - Health Education, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and MPAS - University of Nebraska Medical Center. In addition, Ms. Ware is an Adjunct Professor at Lenoir Rhyne University PA Program.
Leslie is CEO of Alpha Health & Wellness, DPC (Direct Primary Care) a medical practice offering health care and therapeutic lifestyle change programs for a monthly membership with no copay or deductibles for better patient care. Leslie's expertise in the DPC community and being a licensed clinician has helped spearhead our alternative healthcare offerings.
Ms. Ware is a current member and previously served the following organizations: Metrolina Association of Physician Assistants, AAPA, Veterans Association of America, Wingate University PA Program Advisory Council, Provider Champion USHS Health Disparities Chronic Disease Collaborative and former member NC Diabetes Advisory Counsel, Quality Diabetes Education and Care Chair of Nebraska Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Council, Freedom From Smoking Facilitator. For more information on the DPC opportunity please click on Leslie Ware's photo.
Dr. Brian Forrest, M.D., CEO and Founder of Access Healthcare. heads up CAG's Direct Primary Care (DPC) network and is the leading authority on Direct Primary Care. He started the 1st DPC practice in the country twenty years ago and is the biggest advocate for its cause leading the way for greater patient care.
Originally from Wake County, he attended UNC Chapel Hill for medical school and specialized in family and community medicine in the residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem where he also completed his internship. He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified Hypertension Specialist and his special interests include management of chronic diseases like Diabetes, and High Cholesterol.
Dr. Forrest completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship while At UNC Chapel Hill. He is a pioneer in the Direct Primary Care Model, having originated the Micropractice DPC Model over 18 years ago. He has extensive experience in teaching, lecturing, and consulting about the model for individuals, medical schools, health systems, and practices.
Emilia Crawford, EVP, RVN heads up our PetCare Project which is working with KWPaws to help rescue lost and abandoned dogs and cats. Emilia states, "I've always had passion for animals since an early age and have always had a pet growing up. So makes sense to make a living doing what I love! I obtained my Registered Veterinarian Nurse license in North Carolina in 2008 and have enjoyed it ever since. I have worked in general practice, ICU/emergency and specialty departments throughout my career"
Emilia is also CEO of Fur & Whiskers Petsitters, LLC a licensed, bonded and insured company here in Charlotte, NC that takes care of our other family members: Our beloved pets. Click on her picture for more information about Fur & Whiskers Petsitters.
Mr. Crimmins (Bill) has a thirty-six-year career marketing & sales of group health benefit administration and numerous ancillary support products in the Health Management business. He is a pioneer in work-site clinics and RX Scholarships. The self proclaimed “Ambassador of Healthcare in America” is a Ball State graduate in world History.
Bill began his insurance career with the Prudential of the South then was offered a more lucrative opportunity with both Pilot Life and with Mass Mutual in the late 80’s early 90’s. After firmly establishing himself with Mass Mutual as a thought provoking sales leader, he was offered an opportunity in management with CHUBB Life America before Chubb's exited from the health benefit market.
At this point in his career, Bill made the move to join the "TPA world" in 1995 where he remains an active leader today.
Bill has strong convictions regarding Healthcare in America. He believes that all parties must be responsible to do their part to enhance the compensation packages of all Americans. This should increase the possibilities of all Americans to be insured against financial ruin. The parties include: Consumers, Employers, Consultants, Providers of Care, Insurers and Financial Institutions, Administrators, State and Federal Government working together for a better healthier America.
Furthermore, Mr. Crimmins believes that the factors of crisis facing Healthcare include: Attempts to apply economic solutions to moral and ethical dilemmas, Lack of Wisdom & Understanding, Hunger for instant solutions, Temporary Stop Gap Measures, Over Regulation and "Do Somethingness". In addition, Bill believes a Fear (of Any Risk), Aversion to Profit, Turf Manipulation, "Rock the Boat Avoidance"
where Parties wanting something for nothing and ultimaley: "Analyze to Deathitis" all impact our ability to foster a better healthcare system.
Bill plays the role of Ambassador, Herald and Educator and Chief Healthcare Officer. In short, He loves his work and his family! Bill and his wife, Professor Corcoran Crimmins have three grown sons, two daughter in law’s and two grandsons and one grand daughter. Bill brings 36 years of healthcare advocacy experience to the Clinicians Advocacy Group (CAG) team.