Mario Pereira, MD
Mario, Dr. Pereira or Dr. P as most like to call him, was born and raised in San Salvador in 1975, attending medical school in El Salvador at the age of 17 and later obtaining his medical degree in 2001, graduating with honors and top 1% percentile of his class.
He immediately moved on to recertifying his credentials in the U.S. and pursuing Internal Medicine training in New Brunswick, NJ.
2009 – After completing his residency in Internal Medicine and an additional year as Chief Resident at St. Peter’s University Hospital, he moved to South Florida, where he began practicing as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist in Plantation, FL, at Westside Regional Medical Center.
As a Hospitalist, his work and responsibilities included the direct management of patients admitted to the hospital, including Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Step-down, and Intensive Care Units. This experience provided exposure to modern medicine and today’s healthcare problematic. It became evident to him at this point that our fragmented healthcare system had created a large gap in continuity of care, impacting those patients transitioning to and from the hospital to different outpatient settings (home, ALFs, SNFs, IPR facilities, and other acute care facilities).
2010 – After experiencing “real world medicine” firsthand, it became necessary to take action towards the re-invention of traditional medicine in finding viable solutions towards a seamless, uncomplicated, and unfragmented continuity of care.
Identifying visible cracks in the system that lead to dysfunctional and confusing patient care, an opportunity emerged, and with that, the fundamental objective of his practice.
“Let’s make what’s complicated— uncomplicated/simple for our patients” and help them navigate this modern and specialized world of medicine safely.
Every day, patients face different challenges (work, family priorities, the stress of daily living, etc), setting them up for conditions that can later turn into preventable diseases. With this emphasis, he has developed an interest in creating avenues and solutions to healthy adulthood by improving lifestyle patterns.
“Aging should not be painful or measured in proportion to the number of medications, or doctor visits a person needs” as there is a way to prevent >50% of medical problems that currently plague our modern society (Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, and everything that branches off from those) by simple lifestyle interventions and proper guidance.
Medical treatments are not always the best solutions. When the basic interventions of structured healthy living are addressed in a parallel way (Diet, Exercise, weight management strategies, elimination of adverse behaviors, etc.), this enables patients to reduce or even eliminate the need for pharmacological treatments.
“Retirement should be fun and entertaining – at CCG, we make every effort to keep our patients on a path to a healthy living by acting early on all those preventable diseases.”
As a founding partner, Dr. Pereira projected the vision that would address the “real world” healthcare problematic on a small scale with the ambition to one day benefit more patients and pave the way to better outcomes.
“Take care of your body. Remember, health is another form of wealth.”
Doctor in Medicine and Surgery (M.D.)
Universidad Salvadorena Alberto Masferrer (El Salvador, CA)
RESIDENCY – INTERNAL MEDICINE
Drexel University College of Medicine / St. Peter’s University Hospital. New Brunswick, NJ
2005-2008 – Internal Medicine Residency
2008-2009 – Chief Resident
American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified
Graduate Medical Education
Outpatient Internal Medicine Continuity care clinic coordinator for HCA Healthcare Westside and Northwest Medical Center Residency Program.
Dr Pereira, or “Doc” as he is commonly known around airports, FBOs, ramps, and amongst other fellow aviation enthusiasts, is a Commercial / Instrument-rated pilot trained in single, multiengine, Piston, Turbine, Sea, and land airplanes. He is also current and typed in different aircraft with over 10 years of professional flying experience.
He has also written articles related to the benefits of ownership, operation, and management of aviation assets for business use.
When not in his office, you can find him in the airport or in the cockpit of an airplane.
“The Doc still plays with planes.”