Bob Coates, M.Div., LMFT (TN), LPC (TN and VA), LMHC (FL)

Bob has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1978 and has spent that past 2 decades consulting and leading healthcare clinics, practices, and healthcare related business.  His experience has taken the 19 SyMedica Companies operational solutions to 18 states and the District of Columbia.  Currently, Bob’s clinical passion is in assisting those professionals with addictions in healthcare, law, and pain management patients which is the impetus for the SyMedica Network and American Academy of Professionals Health Programs. SyMedica, was established with the mission to provide clinical, operational, and fiscal solutions to healthcare organizations. His clinical impetus involves educational, consulting, recovery and support solutions for healthcare professionals, their patients and their families.  AAPHP was developed to provide ongoing support to those professionals after they have served their mandated state programs who currently have no formal method by which to continue to stay clean afterward.

He has been in an executive healthcare practitioner since 1987, having multiple locations of his clinical practice in Tennessee and Virginia, and his executive healthcare role home-based in Tampa Bay, Florida, as in 1993, Bob added his skills to his clinical practice and proprietary network of healthcare entities as a clinical, operational, and fiscal consulting practice as a healthcare compliance professional and continuing education provider, assisting hospitals, hospital networks, physician groups, and legal firms representing healthcare practitioners.

Bob’s community service includes starting of the Caduceus Recovery Foundation. CRF provides scholarships to those healthcare professionals that might otherwise to left financially devastated by being placed into a recovery/caduceus program. He believes in the ability of practitioners and their families to overcome past adversities, as witnessed by having served over 1200 healthcare practitioners. Bob sees this as an extension of his ministry as he was ordained as a minister in 1973, and is a seminary trained minister. Yet,

Bob respects each of his clients’ spiritual orientation.