Dr. Richard Shinto is the president and CEO of InnovaCare Health Solutions, LLC. After earning an undergraduate degree from UC Irvine and an MBA from University of Redlands, Richard Shinto attended the State University of New York, Stony Brook where he earned his medical degree. Before taking over at InnovaCare Health Solutions, Dr. Shinto had a diverse and distinguished medical career. His innovative leadership is informed by the more than 20 years’ experience he has in clinical and operational healthcare and managed care. This has helped him to develop a patient-centered perspective balanced by an understanding of the business of healthcare.
This caring, innovative leader began his medical career working as a pulmonologist and an internist in Southern California. Since that time he has gone on to hold a variety of leadership positions in the healthcare field. Before taking the position at InnovaCare Health, Dr. Shinto was CEO of MMM Healthcare, Incorporated and PMC Medicare Choice ,Inc. He was also president and CEO of Aveta Inc. from 2008 until 2012 when the company was sold. He also was a member of the management team at North American Medical Management of Illinois and Chief Medical Officer at NAMM California. Prior to that, he served as Medical Pathways Management Company’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Read more about Rick at Intelius
From 1996 to 1997 Dr. Shinto was MedPartners corporate vice president of medical management. He then became Chief Medical Officer at Cal Optima Health Plan located in Orange County, California. In addition to his many year practicing medicine and over two decades holding leadership positions at some of the most respected managed care organizations in the country, Dr. Shinto is also a published author. Drawing on his work in all levels of the medical profession, he has written a number of well-received articles on clinical medicine as well as healthcare in general.
Since he’s taken over at InnovaCare Health Solutions, the company has focused on continuing to develop strong patient-provider relationships. InnovaCare and its subsidiaries are known for the sustainable models of managed care they have built. The company offers quality driven, innovative, coordinated and cost-effective care, as well as a dedication to ensuring the needs of its patients are always handled appropriately. Under Rick Shinto’s leadership, InnovaCare Health Solutions has developed a reputation for providing quality healthcare services through the use of experienced healthcare professionals and the innovative insurance support of Medicaid and Medicare.