WHO WE ARE

Advanced Rx is a Pharmacy Services Company that empowers providers and pharmacies with the ability to deliver to patients fast and convenient access to medications directly from their office or by mail.

Our services directly impact patient convenience, care, and well-being at their personal physician’s office. We take pride in understanding payer relationships, including the intricacies of prior authorizations, billing, reimbursements, collections, and regulations. We are dedicated to transform provider practices with agile systems and brilliant people.

Advanced Rx has garnered a well-earned reputation for our expertise in implementing successful Pharmaceutical Services in practices across the nation. With reimbursement rates shrinking and medication adherence responsibilities increasing, offering your patients services at the point of care makes tremendous sense. Every practice is unique, so we offer a range of service options that enable you to offer the best program for your patients.

We strive for absolute transparency and compliance as your preferred comprehensive pharmacy. Partner with a company that will work with you throughout all stages of your program, including implementation, operation, and ongoing program support. Advanced Rx works in collaboration with you and your team to ensure a seamless and comprehensive solution for all of your patient pharmaceutical needs.

COMPANY VALUES

  • Truthful
  • Genuine
  • Courageous
  • Worldly
  • Agile

SERVICE VALUES

  • Driven
  • Approachable
  • Hands-on
  • Hardworking
  • Positive

EMPLOYEE VALUES

  • Understated
  • Confident
  • Composed
  • Passionate
  • Brilliant
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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Jeff Azevedo

Jeff Azevedo

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff graduated from California Polytechnic University with a degree in Business. This led him to a variety of managerial and leadership roles in the telecommunications sector, including work with Pacific Bell, Bellcore, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. During Jeff’s tenure with Pacific Bell he obtained an Executive MBA from UC Berkeley as well as certificates in management, negotiation, and leadership from Carnegie Mellon and Pepperdine Universities.  Prior to the founding of Advanced Rx, Jeff was involved with several successful startup ventures in the software, telecom, and financial industries.

Kati Gainous

Kati Gainous

Chief Operating Officer

Having worked in physician practice management and pharmaceuticals, Kati brought extensive industry knowledge to the inception of Advanced Rx. As the manager of an occupational injury clinic, Kati oversaw operations of three urgent care facilities, as well as the practice’s centralized billing. Prior to the founding of Advanced Rx, Kati was involved with several successful startup medical practices and businesses, as well as managing her own medical billing company which serviced many different specialty practices for 10 years. Kati’s expertise in medical billing is the foundation upon which Advanced Rx was built.

Parag Choksi

Parag Choksi

Vice President of Pharmacy Operations

Parag graduated from St. Louis University with a BA in Psychology and proceeded to obtain his PharmD from Midwestern University. In the past, Parag held various leadership positions with the Target Corporation including Pharmacy Business Partner (District Supervisor) for the Chicagoland Market. He also oversaw Target Corp. operations in the San Antonio market. Prior to being promoted to VP of Pharmacy Operations at Advanced Rx, Parag successfully opened pharmacies at a neurospine facility in Flowood, MS, and a dermatology group in Tampa, FL.

Brian Farro

Brian Farro

Vice President of National Sales

Brian graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Business Administration. He was involved in building several successful start-ups, including Skills Village where he was the Executive VP of Sales. Brian’s contributions to the growth of Skills Village assisted in the eventual acquisition of the business by PeopleSoft, where Brian remained and held numerous leadership roles. Brian continued his career as VP of Sales with Oracle, one of the world’s largest technology companies, where he built several successful sales teams. As the VP of National Sales with Advanced Rx, Brian has continued to cultivate a network of clients and sales professionals in the best interests of the business.

Shirene Zandi

Shirene Zandi

Vice President of Dispensary Operations

Shirene graduated with honors from San Jose State University with a BS in Business Administration, emphasis in Marketing. She has been with Advanced Rx since 2011 supporting and managing nearly every facet of the company’s operations. In her capacity as VP of Operations, she oversees all Dispensary Operations including Dispensary Billing & Reimbursement, Administration, and Account Management.

Ryan Boriskin

Ryan Boriskin

Vice President of Finance

Ryan obtained both his BA and MA in Psychology from the University of Oregon and Northwest Christian College, respectively. He began his career as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), working in healthcare environments for 10 years as a provider, training other providers and utilizing his practical experience to help build a highly successful wraparound services model for Oregon’s Medicaid population.  To enhance his work with data, Ryan pursued an advanced degree in accounting and obtained his CPA.  Ryan then worked with PwC’s healthcare audit team taking many pre-FDA companies through the IPO process.  Prior to joining the Advanced Rx team, Ryan built and led accounting operations at GE Digital.