Gabrielle joined PriMed Consulting in February 2011 as a Sales Executive. Gabrielle quickly evolved as a critical member of the executive team. Prior to her role as President, Gabrielle held the position of Sales & Marketing Manager and VP Business Development, managing the servicing of key PriMed clients & leading marketing initiatives. She has grown the marketing department with the recruitment and training of Account Executives, and has played an essential role in their ongoing success. Gabrielleâ��s expertise is in navigating the new healthcare market, especially with the changes due to reform; understanding the needs of our current clients, as well as creating mutually beneficial relationships with medical societies and organizations. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations Gabrielle also spends time seeking out new markets for individual and group practices, and creating new opportunities for growth.
Gabrielle graduated from Rider University with a Bachelors of Arts in both Psychology and Sociology, and has a P&C license. Gabrielle enjoys her home life too, spending time with her husband, and her two young daughters, Charlotte and Genevieve. Besides her dedication to her career, Gabrielle very much enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Prem Belani is the founder and CEO of PriMed Consulting, one of the most reputable medical malpractice insurance agencies in the region. PriMed has been assisting health care professionals in NJ & NY since 1996.
With over 24 years of experience in the insurance industry, Prem has worked extensively with physicians and groups of all sizes and has advised them on their malpractice coverage options. Over the last ten years, Prem has been a frequent speaker on malpractice issues at several medical societies, associations, hospitals and industry events. In addition, Prem has often given presentations educating residents and fellows on malpractice issues, and continues to write articles for various newsletters and societies.
Prem is passionate about spending time with his wife Natasha and daughters Sachi and Sanvi. And when time permits, he enjoys golf, squash, tennis and traveling.
Michael is a resident of Lindenhurst NY, and is our regional NY Account Executive. Michael has 15 years of clinical and management experience in healthcare. Michael has first-hand understanding of the everyday life of a healthcare professional and the challenges that arise both administratively and clinically.
Michael understands the unique needs of each specialty and the unique needs of hospitals and medical facilities. This makes the process of finding the right place for each client seamless.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and following his favorite professional sports teams.
Olga is a resident of Jamaica Estates NY. Olga enjoys her role at PriMed, with a focus on new business development, as this appeals to her outgoing nature and gregarious personality. Olga has a strong background in clinical and research areas of science, primarily in oncological genetics and neuroscience. She has a M.A. in Biotechnology from Hunter College-CUNY and a Property & Casualty license. She is fluent in Farsi, Hebrew and Spanish, and has an excellent ability to communicate and present complex information in a simplistic manner in both, Russian and English. Olga is married and a mother of three. In her free time she enjoys hiking, playing board and card games, going to the beach, and playing ball games with her family.
Paul is an Account Executive with PriMed Consulting. He joined PriMed in January 2016. Paul brings over 11 years of experience in the insurance industry and is responsible for business office policies, workers? compensation, employment practices, billing errors and omissions, cyber liability and excess liability policies. Prior to joining PriMed Consulting, Paul held Account Executive positions with increasing levels of responsibility at State Farm and Irving Weber Associates, Inc. Paul takes pride in getting to know his customers and making sure that they have the appropriate levels of coverage. He is passionate about providing insurance solutions to the challenges our clients face on a day-to-day basis.
Tammy is the Supervisor of our NY and NJ non-standard market accounts. She has been a licensed professional in the insurance industry since 1992. Prior to moving back to NJ in 2007, she owned and managed her own P&C agency in Fort Worth, TX. When Tammy joined PriMed in 2008, she already had an extensive background with physicians and their medical malpractice insurance needs. Due to Tammyâ��s expertise, she is also an integral part of the NJ standard market team.With a keen understanding of policy terms, Tammy has developed the tools to decipher and convey those terms to the client. This is strength that comes with industry knowledge, while at the same time understanding the concerns of her clients.
Tammy is now enjoying raising her twin grandsons & spending time with her other two young grandchildren. Weekends are spent enjoying all the outdoor activities, fairs, festivals & amusements that attract the 5 & under crowdÂ�.
Michele first joined the PriMed Consulting in 2006. This was a career change for her as she was previously an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University. From 2006-2013, Michele handled the New York standard market accounts becoming its supervisor in 2007. Licensed since 2006, she has an extensive knowledge of the standard marketplace and an excellent relationship with both clients and underwriters. Michele left PriMed for a time, to work as an underwriter for USI Affinity. She returned in January 2016 as a senior account manager working once again in the New York standard market place.
When not at work, Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters. Her hobbies include reading and gardening.
Cindy joined PriMed Consulting in May of 2014 as a licensed insurance producer with over 14 years' experience in the standard and surplus insurance markets. While new to the malpractice insurance market, her prior experience servicing clients and managing books of business for Property, Casualty and Health Coverage has helped her excel rather quickly in her position. Cindy has a strong desire to continue to adjust and learn with the continuous changes in the insurance market.
The Brandtjen family, which includes her husband Jim of 20 years, a son and a daughter, enjoy family game nights, camping and cooking together.
Lori joined PriMed in 2006 and has been an integral part of our underwriting team since. Lori is extremely focused on expanding her knowledge, and has gained valuable experience in working with our clients. Lori treats our dedicated clients and staff with the utmost respect and always conveys a sense of calm in what can sometimes be stressful situations.
Lori earned her Associates degree in Business and Executive Administration from Katherine Gibbs School of Business and also holds a P&C License. After honing her skills in the legal and engineering sector for several years, she later shifted her career path to the customer service side of things as an agent in the cruise industry.
Lori has a fulfilling and rewarding life that divides her time between her career at PriMed and raising her 3 young children with her husband Ramell.
Horror movies with her sister Yvette are on her agenda throughout the year.
D. Marie Heffern joined PriMed Consulting in August 2014. Prior to PriMed, Marie worked as a Senior Underwriting Assistant as well as a Customer Service Representative within the insurance industry and earned an Associateâ��s Degree in Medical Lab Technology from Felician College. Over the years, D. Marie has developed a unique ability to convey compassion and genuine concern for the needs of her clients; this has reflected in her eagerness to service the clients of PriMed Consulting. D. Marie, her husband of 30 years, Bernie and their son Bernard treasure family time and enjoy spending the fall weekends together tailgating at Penn State Games.
Mary Jackson is an Account Manager with PriMed. Mary works with our clients on their medical malpractice insurance policies as well as their Workersâ�� Comp. and Business Owners policies. Mary enjoys the client facing component of the role as she is service oriented. Mary has been in insurance for many years and has worked as an Underwriter in commercial lines prior to joining the PriMed team. When Mary is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their young daughter.
Linda began her career with PriMed as an Administrative Assistant, and has quickly advanced to be our Office Administrator. Prior to joining PriMed, Linda held an Executive Assistant position. Linda is the â��go-toâ�� for all the everyday issues we may have as a business. Linda clearly demonstrates a keen ability to prioritize and manage several projects all at once, and is a very good team member at PriMed.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
what physicians saying
One of my best decisions in the last two years has been to choose PriMed consulting to be my malpractice insurance agency. I have been so grateful for their outstanding attention to all details regarding my Ob/Gyn malpractice insurance and for always showing so much concern for any questions i have regarding coverage options or risk management issues. They negotiated a fair premium on my behalf! PriMed manages my malpractice insurance so I can completely focus on practicing medicine. I give my highest recommendation to PriMed Consulting for any physician seeking to change or improve their malpractice insurance coverage.
BRIAN PARK, MD
Over more than a decade, I have worked directly or indirectly with Prem Belani and his staff at PriMed. I have always been satisfied with their diligence and support. Prem is a source of timely data and wise, creative advice and he and his staff are always advocating for the health care provider in the current morass of the medico-legal world. He leaves no stone unturned and has always been ready to provide information and intervention on a moment's notice. He is dedicated and self-less in his focus on any individual's or department's medical liability needs. Working together over these years I consider him a valuable member of my health care team and I could not imagine working with a different medical liability broker.
MARK A. ROSING, MD, MPH
PriMed Consulting has been very professional and efficient in assisting us with our medical malpractice coverage. They regularly evaluate our coverage needs and premiums to ensure that our physicians are receiving the maximum savings. I have great confidence that the entire staff at PriMed is personally committed to doing what’s best for our practice needs.
RICHARD P. MACKESSEY, MD New Jersey
The staff at PriMed has been very professional and efficient in assisting me with my Medical Malpractice coverage. They regularly evaluate my coverage needs and keep me up-to-date and informed of changes in the industry. I have been very pleased with the services provided by PriMed Consulting and look forward to working with their staff for many years.