Faustino Bernadett, MD, has served as president of Pacific Healthcare IPA in Long Beach, California, for nearly a decade. The firm empowers primary care physicians and their patients in order to improve the level of care available to the latter. Dr. Faustino Bernadett, his colleague, Dr. Robert Lugliani, and a group of local physicians recognize that doctors are in a better position to understand the needs of the patients they serve than impersonal hospital committees and insurance companies. Thus, they have focused on surmounting the issues that physicians experience when dealing with managed care plans and organizations. Dr. Faustino Bernadett also serves as vice president of the Molina Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has collaborated with over 1,000 schools and organizations to alleviate disparities in the accessibility of health care and education. Over the past decade, the foundation has hosted programs and workshops for families and education professionals. In addition to his medical degree, Tino Bernadett, MD, holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. To learn more about Dr. Tino Bernadett’s professional and philanthropic activities, visit Bernadett.org.