Ara Chackerian is a highly respected entrepreneur who has spent years working on the business end of the healthcare industry. He Holds a degree in marketing and business management from Florida State and is the founder and former CEO of MMC Diagnostics as well as the founder of Embion/ProviderLinks. He also found himself in several major positions with PSS/World Medical. Recent years have seen Ara work as an angel investor for promising start-up healthcare companies.
Today, Ara Chackerian is based in San Francisco, California and continues to build on his reputation not only as a highly skilled businessman but also as a philanthropist. He is passionate about environmental protection and has done a great deal of work on the Limonapa Teak project in Nicaragua where agriculture is done using practices that help to enhance the surrounding environment. In regard to where the idea came for his most recent business venture, Ara has commented that he had a long time business partner who wanted to expand on past experiences in the development of out-patient diagnostic radiology and use the experience to move into other areas of the healthcare industry. This includes making use of a new device called transcranial magnetic stimulation. Ara believes that this device is very promising for the treatment of depression because the current research and results in using the device have shown such good results. So far, seven facilities have been built in the San Francisco area as well as Sacremento in order to work with this revolutionary treatment process. This has all taken place in a mere two-year time span. A big part of the concept behind this venture is for patients to feel like they are going to a relaxing environment rather than a doctor’s office. Check out californiablog.org
Ara Chackerian has also stressed that the trend of digital healthcare is something that has really excited him as of late. He predicts that digital assisted apps in the healthcare field, as well as telemedicine, are poised to make tremendous contributions to the world of healthcare. Overall, he feels it is as exciting a time as ever to be involved in the business side of the healthcare industry. For more details visit LinkedIn.
In regard to his work in environmental conservation, Ara Chackerian has recently written about the efforts of re-forestation going on in Japan. Recent years have seen some significant efforts to protect Japan’s Buna forests that had been under threat due to the demand for replacing them with fast-growing conifer trees that were ideal for generating building material. Ara notes that the Nature Conservation Society of Japan has made some massive inroads into ensuring that these Buna forests are protected from logging operations so that this unique feature can continue to thrive. Check out arachackerian.com