Paragon Healthcare Inc.
• PEOPLE • PURPOSE • PASSION •

Pharmacy is our "what", people are our "why". We believe people matter and deserve to be treated with kindness and dignity, regardless of how we interact with them. We aim for excellence with our employees, patients, providers, and industry leaders. At Paragon you are part of the family.
• PEOPLE • PURPOSE • PASSION •

OUR PASSION IS IN THE DETAILS

As a market-leading specialty infusion provider, Paragon Healthcare, Inc. is a diversified services organization that has served as a patient advocate offering unmatched service for almost two decades. We are a team of dedicated healthcare professionals providing patients a creative and personalized approach to their care.

We primarily focus on infusible and injectable pharmacy services in the alternate-site setting where we offer comprehensive, streamlined solutions to patient care as well as to insurers and health care providers. Whether patients need their specialty infusion therapy at home, in a physician office or in one of our local infusion centers, we have an option to fit every patient’s needs.
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Awards

Accreditation

ACHC is an independent, private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1986. The association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina established ACHC to ensure quality, patient-focused, clearly written accreditation standards for in-home aide services.
Paragon Healthcare Hemophilia and Knoxville are dually accredited by URAC and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. URAC is an independent, nonprofit accreditation entity founded in 1990. URAC’s mission is to advance healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation.

Awards

Inc. 5000

Ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America:

 

100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area.

  • 2016 Ranked #7
  • 2015 Ranked #10
  • 2014 Ranked #41

 

  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2015
    Southwest Region Winner /
  • National Finalist in Healthcare

Most Admired CEO
2018 Honoree

Middle Market 50

2018 Rank #6
2017 Rank #6
2016 Rank #15
2015 Rank #31

40 Under 40

Employer of two Honorees

     

    Top 100 Workplaces Winner

    Our Passion is in the details

    At Paragon, passion to provide outstanding care and life changing treatments drives what we do.
    Dermatology
    Gastro
    Immune Therapy
    Hepatology
    Rheumatology
    Asthma
    PAH
    Multiple Sclerosis
    HIV

    Dermatology

    Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic disease that develops when the immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow quickly and abnormally. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks in a disorganized manner that can damage healthy tissue and cause serious discomfort. As these cells grow, they pile up on the surface of the skin causing patches or ‘plaques’ to appear. Psoriasis is primarily a disease that happens to people who have a gene that makes them prone to psoriasis. Psoriasis is not transmitted from one person to another by touch and even though it may resemble certain contagious skin disease, it is not contagious.

    Most patients suffering from psoriasis will have specific type of psoriasis that can affect treatments and outcomes including:

      • Plaque
      • Guttate
      • Inverse
      • Pustular
      • Erythrodermic


    At Paragon Healthcare Specialty, we strive to help provide patients the opportunity to gain access to highly targeted therapies that have been proven to control symptoms of Psoriasis better than traditional therapies of the past.

    Our dedicated team of pharmacists, nurses, and technicians are uniquely qualified to assist patients with all aspects of their specialty medications including coordination with physicians and insurance providers, all while providing streamlined, comprehensive care to patients.

    Best of all, patients have 24/7 access to our on-call pharmacy support team and can expect their medication to be delivered to the front door with no extra costs.

    Antibiotics Gastroenterology

    Crohn’s Disease (CD) encompasses a multisystem group of disorders characterized by inflammation primarily affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn’s disease can affect affect any age group, but most commonly develops in teenagers and young adults. The causes of Crohn’s disease are not fully known and it is not fully known how many people suffer from Crohn’s each year but its estimated that about 50 individuals per 100,000 develops the disease in their lifetime.

    At Paragon Healthcare Specialty, we strive to help provide patients the opportunity to gain access to highly targeted therapies that have been proven to control symptoms of Crohn’s better than traditional therapies of the past.

    Our dedicated team of pharmacists, nurses, and technicians are uniquely qualified to assist patients with all aspects of their specialty medications including coordination with physicians and insurance providers, all while providing streamlined, comprehensive care to patients.

    Best of all, patients have 24/7 access to our on-call pharmacy support team and can expect their medication to be delivered to the front door with no extra costs.

    Immune Therapy

    Paragon Healthcare has a dedicated team of pharmacists and nurses uniquely qualified in immunoglobulin therapy, focusing on both acute and chronic therapies. We are able to provide IVIG and SCIG.

    We are a proud member of the Immunoglobulin Nursing Society (IgNS) validating our ongoing commitments to provide excellent services to our patients. Our clinical staff is dedicated to maintaining a high standard of care for multidisciplinary clinical indications.

    Every patient receiving IgG therapy is assigned a specialized team dedicated to managing his or her therapy.

      • Clinical Pharmacists collaborate with physicians to develop a customized infusion treatment plan and follow outcomes of therapy with detailed patient goals.
      • Registered Nurses work closely with referring physicians, case manager and discharge planners to develop multidisciplinary patient care.
      • Patient Care Representatives coordinate care with highly skilled infusion nurses who are specialized in primary immune deficiencies and better understand the needs of each individual patient.

    We specialize in:

        • Primary Immune Deficiency
          • Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)
          • Hypogammaglobulinemia
          • Hyper IgM Syndrome
          • IgG Subclass Deficiency
          • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
          • Agammoglobulinemia (XLA)
          • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
        • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
        • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)
        • Allogenic BMT
        • Kawasaki’s Disease
        • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

    Hepatology

    Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The infection is often asymptomatic, but chronic infection can lead to damage and even cirrhosis, a permanent scarring of the liver. In some cases, those with cirrhosis will go on to develop liver failure, liver cancer, or life-threatening esophageal and gastric varices that can require significant medical intervention including hospitalization and liver transplant.

    HCV affects about 3.2 million people in the U.S with the most common being genotype 1 HCV most commonly transmitted by exposure to infected blood.

    Many people with Hepatitis have no symptoms initially, but patients could notice:

    • Jaundice (a condition that causes yellow eyes and skin, as well as dark urine)
    • Abdominal pain
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea
    • Fatigue

    At Paragon Healthcare Specialty, we strive to help provide patients the opportunity to gain access to highly targeted therapies that have been proven to prevent progression and in most cases cure Hepatitis C.

    Our dedicated team of pharmacists, nurses, and technicians are uniquely qualified to assist patients with all aspects of their specialty medications including coordination with physicians and insurance providers, all while providing streamlined, comprehensive care to patients.

    Best of all, patients have 24/7 access to our on-call pharmacy support team and can expect their medication to be delivered to the front door with no extra costs.

    Rheumatology

    Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is frequently caused by wear-and-tear of the surface of joints, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining that protects joints and causes a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the own body’s tissues. In addition to causing joint problems, rheumatoid arthritis sometimes can affect other organs of the body — such as the skin, eyes, lungs and blood vessels.

    Although rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age, it most commonly begins after age 40 and is much more common among women than men.

    At Paragon Healthcare Specialty, we strive to help provide patients the opportunity to gain access to highly targeted therapies that have been proven to control symptoms of rheumatic diseases better than traditional therapies of the past. Our dedicated team of pharmacists, nurses, and technicians are uniquely qualified to assist patients with all aspects of their specialty medications including coordination with physicians and insurance providers, all while providing streamlined, comprehensive care to patients.

    Our dedicated team of pharmacists, nurses, and technicians are uniquely qualified to assist patients with all aspects of their specialty medications including coordination with physicians and insurance providers, all while providing streamlined, comprehensive care to patients.

    Best of all, patients have 24/7 access to our on-call pharmacy support team and can expect their medication to be delivered to the front door with no extra costs.

    Asthma

    Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It can limit a person’s quality of life and in some incidences cause death. Asthma effects all ages, races and ethnicities. According to the CDC/National Center for Health Statistics (2017) over 18 million adults and 7 million children (younger than 18 years of age) suffer from Asthma. Asthma can be most detrimental to young children living below the poverty level.

    Asthma is set off by triggers. Triggers that cause Asthma attacks include environmental factors; allergies (pets), pollen, mold, cigarette smoke and poor air quality. An asthma reaction is the bronchi (airways) spasms and constriction (tightening) while an increase of secretion (fluid) production occurs in the lungs. This makes it difficult for the body to properly exchange air (oxygen and CO2).

    Our goal for patients is to be symptom free and that starts with education and training. Learning and avoiding asthma triggers is essential. Compliance and adherence to the use of inhalers and oral prescription will create a momentum towards stabilization. Caregivers and family members participation is crucial to Paragon’s Asthma treatment program; that strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for those impacted by this disease.

    Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    PAH (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension) is a rare (less than 200,000 US lives), progressive disorder characterized by high blood pressure (hypertension) in the arteries of the lungs (pulmonary artery) for no apparent reason. The pulmonary arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from the right side of the heart through the lungs. Symptoms of PAH include shortness of breath (dyspnea) especially during exercise, chest pain, and fainting episodes. The exact cause of PAH is unknown and although treatable, there is no known cure for the disease. PAH usually affects women between the ages of 30-60 (NORD or National Organization of Rare Diseases, 2017,. PAH: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension)

    Paragon Healthcare Specialty – Advancements in Medication regimen and options in the last 20 years has made the quality of life better for those living with PAH. Patients once limited to a 24/7/365 continuous, non-stop infusions of a very potent vasodilator (prostacyclin) now, have options that provide greater freedom and mobility. Our goal is to work in cooperation with expert Pulmonologist across the U.S. to provide the best quality of care. Gaining access to all available forms of treatment: SQ, infused, inhaled or oral is primary in giving our patients the best path forward in combating this debilitating disease.

    Multiple Sclerosis

    MS (Multiple Sclerosis) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The diagnosis of MS requires evidence of at least two areas of damage in the CNS, which have occurred at different times (http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS). The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.

    Paragon Healthcare Specialty– A holistic approach to the management of MS is the key component to our treatment protocol. Not only is our goal to modify the course or manage symptoms but to better control the relapsing-remitting episodes’ severity and duration. A team approach to develop a care plan that goes behind medication management but includes exercise, diet and depression oversight provides for healthier and happier patients.

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) a virulent transmittable virus that leaves patients highly vulnerable and weakened immune system (your body’s ability to fight off infections) to opportunistic infections. It is estimated that 1-2% of the US population may be infected. Once considered a fatal diagnosis; a vigorous pipeline of specialty drugs has dramatically decreased the number of deaths and changed the course of treatment. Though treatment options have advanced significantly, adverse side effects (ASE) and treatment adherence remain the biggest challenges.

    Paragon Healthcare Specialty – as practitioners and clinicians our goal is to de-stigmatize HIV and to educate our patients on the necessity of treatment regimen adherence and compliance. Our clinician team works in concert with advocacy groups to educate patients’ caregivers, families and friends regarding the facts about transmission and keeping the HIV + patient healthy. Concerted efforts are made to strengthen the communication between Paragon, prescribing physicians and patient so that ASEs are managed appropriately and alternative treatments (if required) are examined.

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    arlette
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    Our Home Office Location

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    Home Offices

    Paragon Healthcare, Inc.
    17111 Preston Road, Suite 100
    Dallas, TX 75248
    P: 866-972-5888 | F: 866-491-5888
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Healthcare Specialty
    17111 Preston Road, Suite 140
    Dallas, TX 75248
    P: 888-588-1072 | F: 866-388-1488
    info@paragonspecialty.com
    Paragon Healthcare Specialty – Hemophilia Division
    17111 Preston Road, Suite 150
    Dallas, Texas 75248
    P: 833-862-4559 | F: 855-862-4373
    info@paragonspecialty.com

    Pharmacies

    Paragon Atlanta Pharmacy
    5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Suite D-100A
    Atlanta, Georgia 30342
    P: 678-254-0950 | F: 678-254-0948
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Austin Pharmacy
    720 West 34th Street, Suite 225
    Austin, TX 78705
    P: 512-823-2000 | F: 512-206-3112
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Chattanooga Pharmacy
    125 Battlefield Crossing Ct.
    Ringgold, GA 30736
    P: 423-425-9785 | F: 423-425-9945
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Corpus Christi Pharmacy
    6523 Teamwork Trail
    Corpus Christi, TX 78415
    P: 361-814-8983 | F: 361-814-8953
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Dallas Pharmacy
    17111 Preston Road, Suite 160B
    Dallas, TX 75248
    P: 972-588-1000 | F: 972-588-1001
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Denver Pharmacy
    8811 American Way, Suite 150
    Denver, CO 80112
    P: 303-770-5065 | F: 303-770-8652
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Houston Pharmacy
    6721 Portwest Drive, Suite 100
    Houston, TX 77024
    P: 713-860-1750 | F: 713-218-0772
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Knoxville Pharmacy
    418 South Gay Street, Suite 203
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    P: 888-540-1002 | F: 865-525-0522
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Montgomery Pharmacy
    5331 Perimeter Parkway
    Montgomery, AL 36116
    P: 334-833-1335 | F: 334-833-1333
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Nutrition Care
    4120 Suite D Thornton Taylor Pkwy
    Fayetteville, TN 37334
    P: 931-433-9799 | F: 931-433-9898
    info@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon San Antonio Pharmacy
    1922 Dry Creek Way, Suite 110
    San Antonio, TX 78259
    P: 210-591-6700 | F: 210-519-2861
    info@paragonhealthcare.com

    Infusion Centers

    Paragon Arlington Infusion Center
    200 N Mesquite St., Suite 115
    Arlington, TX 76011
    P: 817-200-2530 | F: 817-509-0011
    arlington@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Atlanta Infusion Center
    5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Suite D-100B
    Atlanta, GA 30342
    P: 678-254-0945 | F: 678-254-0943
    atlanta@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Austin Infusion Center
    720 West 34th Street, Ste 104
    Austin, TX 78705
    P: 512-261-4800 | F: 512-261-4803
    austin@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Dallas Infusion Center
    9301 N. Central Expy., Suite 345 - Tower One
    Dallas, TX 75231
    P: 972-408-2777 | F: 469-913-6894
    dallas@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Houston Infusion Center
    4710 Bellaire, Suite 340
    Bellaire, TX 77401
    P: 713-860-1755 | F: 713-277-7219
    houston@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Knoxville Infusion Center
    418 South Gay Street, Suite 204
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    P: 865-299-7525 | F: 865-338-5604
    knoxville@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon North Hills Infusion Center
    7560 Glenview Drive, Suite 110
    Richland Hills, TX 76180
    P: 817-284-2700 | F: 817-284-2701
    northhills@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Plano Infusion Center
    5504 Democracy Drive, Suite 230
    Plano, TX 75024
    P: 469-974-0565 | F: 469-608-2072
    plano@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Round Rock Infusion Center
    1650 Round Rock Ave., Suite 200
    Round Rock, TX 78681
    P: 737-443-5230 | F: 737-402-7698
    roundrock@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon San Antonio Infusion Center
    8554 Huebner Rd Bldg. 1, Suite 103
    San Antonio, TX 78240
    P: 210-366-4358 | F: 210-366-4896
    sanantonio@paragonhealthcare.com
    Paragon Stone Oak Infusion Center
    1922 Dry Creek Way, Suite 134
    San Antonio, TX 78259
    P: 210-485-3700 | F: 210-390-1738
    stoneoak@paragonhealthcare.com

    OUr Leadership

    Board of Directors

    Richard Allen, RPh

    Chief Executive Officer/President

    Rick Allen has served Paragon Healthcare, Inc. as President, CEO, & Chairman of the Board since its inception in September 2002 as Paragon Infusion Care Inc. Prior to forming Paragon he served as vice president of Infusion Operations for Park Pharmacy Corporation’s offices in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston until February 2002. He also founded and served as clinical infusion director for DHI, a home infusion company in Dallas, Texas. Rick is past pharmacy director of Option Care, a nationally based home infusion company and previous owner/CEO of North Star Pharmacy, Inc. Rick received his degree in pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and has over forty years experience in retail and home infusion pharmacy. He is a national speaker on oncology, pain management, multiple therapies and computer generated care plans/interventions. He has served as an Advisory faculty member for Amgen, a global biotechnology company. Rick also served as founding director of Texas Heritage Savings & Loan, Rowlett, Texas; director of First Federal Savings Bank, Denton, Texas; and director of Jefferson Heritage Bank, St. Louis, Missouri. He also served on the board of directors of Park Pharmacy Corporation until July, 2002. He currently serves as an executive director of Premier Bancshares, Inc., on the board of directors of Synergy Bank, Garland, Texas, and on the Board of Advisors for NICA (National Infusion Center Association).

    Rick is active in the Dallas community and has been involved with a number of philanthropic organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Family Compass (Child Abuse Prevention Center), Community Hospices, and currently serves on Executive Leadership Committee for the American Heart Association.

    Joe Brayton, CPA, CMA, CISA

    Chief Strategy Officer/Executive Vice President

    Joe Brayton has spent over 30 years as a Senior Executive in various industries. He has served as Chief Financial Officer and Director for Paragon Healthcare, Inc. or its predecessor Paragon Infusion Care, Inc. since September 2002. Joe also serves as Manager and Chief Financial Officer for various subsidiaries of Paragon Healthcare, Inc.

    Prior to joining Paragon, Joe served as Chief Operating Officer for Rx-Pro.Com, Inc. and Chief Technology Officer for Park Pharmacy Corporation from April 2000 through September 2002. He also served as Acting CFO for Park Pharmacy from January through May 2002. From 1999 until joining Rx-Pro, He served as a consultant to Rx-Pro.Com, Inc. and was instrumental in the development of the company’s Internet-based healthcare systems. From 1995 to 1999, Joe served as Senior Vice President of technology for jASCorp, a pharmacy software company. From 1982 to 1995, Joe was founder and CEO of Flagship Technology, Inc., a technology and consulting company which developed and supported accounting, point-of-sale and inventory control systems for various industries.

    Joe Brayton holds a BBA in accounting and computer science from the University of Texas – Dallas. Joe has also earned accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is active in the community and has served on several non-profit Boards. He currently lives in Southlake, Texas with his wife Patti.

    Keith Rusk

    Board of Directors

    Keith Rusk has served on the Board of Directors for Paragon Healthcare since its inception as well as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Rusk also served as a managing member for all subsidiaries of PHI.

    Prior to Paragon Healthcare, Keith was involved in the document management industry starting with Uarco Inc. (Chicago) then moved to the private sector management team at DDI Inc. (Omaha) where they successfully sold to Corporate Express (Broomfield). After ten years of double digit growth, CEXP had contracted relationships with 90% of the Fortune 500.

    Staples Inc. (Boston) tendered an offer for all CEXP operations in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and upon merger Rusk assumed duties for Staples North America as Director of Sales for Southern Region.

    Keith is a graduate of The University of Texas (Austin) in Political Science/Business. He has been involved in a number of philanthropic organizations as well as community service serving as President of McKinney Park Board and Chairman of the Collin County Open Space Board. Keith is a Dallas native and currently lives there with his wife Dana. They have three grown children and are enjoying their new grandchildren.

    Joe Williams

    Board of Directors, Corporate Secretary

    Joe L. Williams serves as a member of the Board of Directors, and Audit Committee Chairman of the Company. Williams has served in the banking industry for 38 years recently retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Bank and Premier Bancshares, Inc. Williams incorporated Premier in October 2002 after serving for six years with Jefferson Heritage Bank as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Williams continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Premier Bancshares, Inc. and Synergy Bank as well as several other non-banking companies.

    Williams, a native of Mineola, TX, graduated from the University of North Texas in 1973 with post graduate work at The University of Houston, The University of Texas, Texas Tech University, and the University of Massachusetts.

    Bruce McAnally, RPh

    Board of Directors

    Bruce McAnally has served as a director of Paragon HealthCare, Inc since its formation, McAnally also owns and operates a small chain of retail pharmacies in North Texas that he began in 1980, and for which he currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. From 1992 through 1998, McAnally served on the board of directors of Legends Pharmacies Southwest, and during this period, served a term as Interim Executive Director. McAnally has served two terms as Secretary/Treasurer to the Texas Pharmacy Association and has also served as the former Chair of the Texas Academy of Independent Pharmacies. McAnally currently serves on the Board of Directors of Premier Bancshares, Inc., a Texas bank holding company, and is Chair of its subsidiary, Synergy Bank. McAnally is a native of Bonham, Texas, and was a 1977 Honor Graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Pharmacy. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Tina, and they have three grown children and two grandchildren.

    Bryan Sandlin

    Board of Directors

    Bryan Sandlin has served as a member of the Board since its formation. In addition he serves as Chairman of the Asset Quality Committee. He is also involved in the company’s HOPE Program.

    Sandlin served in the Real Estate Banking industry for over 20 years and most recently served as the Chief Lending Officer for Synergy Bank and Premier Bancshares, Inc. While at Synergy and previous employer, Sandlin managed a real estate lending department, which originated and serviced over $300 million in annual production throughout 7 states. Sandlin continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Premier and Synergy.

    Sandlin is a native of Dallas, TX and currently resides in Rockwall, TX with his wife Melissa. They have 4 grown children. Sandlin is active in the community and has served in various non-profit and philanthropic organizations.

    Senior Management

    Chris Jones

    Chief Sales Officer/Senior Vice President

    Chris Jones was the first employee hired at Paragon and has held various roles within the organization including his current role as Chief Sales Officer.

    Chris received his B.S. from Northwestern University. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cornerstone Ranch, a 501c(3) organization in Dallas where they serve the needs of adults with special needs. Chris lives in Frisco, TX with his wife Jeffie and their three very active little boys.

    Tony Finazzo, CPA

    Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President

    Tony Finazzo has over 10 years’ experience serving in accounting and finance roles with public and private companies. Prior to joining Paragon, Finazzo served as VP of Finance for a publicly traded healthcare company, Titanium Healthcare. Prior to that, Tony served in Corporate Controller roles for private and public companies Jani-King International, Inc. and Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. Prior to Tandy Brands, Finazzo worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP for over five years, where he performed audits for numerous public and private companies.

    Tony received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Masters in Finance from Texas A&M University, and has been a CPA since 2005. He currently resides in Carrollton with his wife Brandi and their two daughters.

    Fred Shepard

    Chief Administrative Officer/Senior Vice President

    Fred Shepard has spent more than 25 years at all levels of finance and accounting for a variety of companies and industries.  He has overseen restructurings and software implementations for multi-million dollar companies.  Shepard joined Paragon in June of 2013.  Prior to joining Paragon, Shepard served as Chief Financial Officer of Christiansen Davis Bullock LLC and Chief Financial Officer for ePartners Incorporated.  While at ePartners, Shepard integrated several acquisitions, and finally facilitated the successful sale and integration of ePartners to Tribridge Holdings LLC.  Shepard graduated from Stephen F Austin State University with a degree in Accounting.  Shepard has sung with the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and is active in his church

    Cindy Sumrall, RN, BSN, CRNI, Ig-CN

    Chief Clinical Officer

    Cindy Sumrall has over 20 years of infusion nursing experience and has been with Paragon since 2007. She works closely with many areas of Paragon to include home infusion nursing, clinical intake division, nutrition program, hemophilia services, quality assurance program, staff development and infusion center management program. Sumrall is a member of many supporting organizations such as NHIA, INS and IgNS. She also serves as a healthcare professional consultant for Pfizer. She received her BSN from Texas Woman’s University.

    Cindy currently serves as Board Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Programs division for Empower7, a faith-based organization with a mission that provides strategic life solutions to empower the lives of vulnerable youth. Cindy lives in Rockwall, TX with her husband David, 3 awesome kids and her mother Donna.

    Eric Ho, PharmD

    Chief Pharmacy Officer/Senior Vice President

    Eric Ho is presently Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Services at Paragon Healthcare Inc., a multi-disciplinary health services corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas. In this capacity, Dr. Ho holds responsibility for the operational excellence of the Paragon home infusion and specialty pharmacy business segments. Dr. Ho also serves as head of Paragon Healthcare's government and industry affairs functions through which he is actively engaged as a policy thought leader and advisor.

    Previously, Dr. Ho was Vice President Information Products for Austin-based Digital Pharmacist Inc., a venture-backed developer of web, social, and mobile technologies for the pharmacy and pharmaceutical markets. Dr. Ho was responsible for an interdisciplinary team of healthcare and technology professionals seeking to improve patient education and pharmaceutical care.

    Eric is a highly active leader having served as a board member of the Texas Pharmacy Association; a member of the advisory group of URAC and Innovatix, a national group purchasing organization affiliated with Premier Inc. a leading publicly traded alliance of hospital and health care facility buying groups. In his leisure time, Eric is an avid reader, urban explorer, and computer programming hobbyist. Eric holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and resides with his wife in Dallas.

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