Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas

“I consider HPC the experts in the realm of Hospital Based Physician Groups and related issues...Without hesitation I recommend HPC for such engagements.”

—William (Bill) Webster, CEO
Medical Center Hospital
Odessa, TX



Dr. Hellstern's article Popping Up Like Weeds was the #3 Article of 2015 on ACEP Now. Ron is on the EDBA faculty.

Our Experience in Clinical Contract Services

The two principals of Hospital Practice Consultants (HPC) have together more than 60 years experience in hospital–based practice feasibility assessment, creation and management. Robert Fielder, in his capacity as Founder of Physicians Staffing Resources (now Physician Support Resources), created, consulted with and/or managed more than 75 independent emergency medicine, anesthesia and hospitalist practices. Ron Hellstern founded and managed a network of 17 hospital-affiliated urgent care facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth (Primacare Medical Centers), a 23-hospital regional emergency medicine contract management group (Metroplex Emergency Physician Associates) and a 500 provider multi-specialty group (MedicalEdge Healthcare Group) with practices in 17 specialties including emergency medicine, hospitalist and intensivist medicine, and radiology.

We Know the Vendors

We know all of the national and regional hospital-based practice vendors and can quickly assess and benchmark local, independent providers as well. We understand the operational philosophies, sales techniques and strengths and weaknesses of these organizations. Our intimate knowledge of industry “best practices” enables us to quickly benchmark each group, identify strengths and weaknesses, and craft objectively measurable performance metrics that hold the vendor accountable.

Getting Started

Put our experience to work for your hospital practice. Contact us for a free consultation.