Who We Are

Partners Insight has uniquely changed the Optometric practice management paradigm.  Our mission is to provide best in class solutions through an outsourced management services offering that is focused on removing the day-to-day administrative burdens that limit a doctor’s ability to practice and deliver excellent medical care, while maximizing their income potential. Each and everyday, our mission is to help Optometrists:

  • Increase practice revenue & economic value
  • Reduce costs and increase practice profitability
  • Reduce compliance risk
  • Minimize administrative burdens
  • Improve their quality of life

Our Executive Team is supported by a highly skilled, dedicated staff across our Accounting, Operations, Professional Relations, Credentialing and Billing Departments who are on-hand to help you out with any needs you have.

Dr. Kevin G. Brooks

Dr. Kevin G. Brooks

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Kevin Brooks has over 20 years of Optometric experience and has been the President and CEO of Gulf Coast Optometry since 2005, holding licenses in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Illinois and Iowa.  He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of both Gulf Coast Optometry and Partners Insight.  Dr. Brooks was raised in South Dakota and has lived in Florida since 2005.  When he is not spending time with his 3 children, he enjoys golf and traveling.

B.S., Biology, University of South Dakota
Doctorate of Optometry, Illinois School of Optometry

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Joe Shaffer, MBA

Director of Business Development

Joe joined our team in 2019 and quickly grew our Business Development and Recruiting departments. A recognized leader, Joe oversees the growth, and strategic development of Partners Insight throughout the United States. Prior to his role with Partners Insight, Joe served in a variety of positions throughout his career. He has had the opportunity to work and teach at the collegiate level, startups to working with Fortune 500 companies.

When he is not in the office, Joe enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.

Joe earned a Master of Business Administration from South University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University.

You can contact Joe at joe@partnersinsight.com

Douglas Akidi

Douglas Akidi

Optometric Physician Recruiter

Doctor of Optometry Candidate of Class 2023

Douglas is an Optometric Physician Recruiter and a Doctor of Optometry Candidate of Class 2023. He has been working in the field of optometry since 2011 and has held almost every position in the field starting from an eyewear consultant to becoming a general manager.

With Partners Insight, he strives to help ensure that the field of optometry upholds it standards of excellence, to ensure that all patients have access to exceptional care. He also strives to merge his passion for optometry and sports to be able to deliver exception care in both fields through sports vision.

When Douglas isn't hard at work, he loves staying active! Whether it be playing basketball or catching oceanside breeze from any given beach, Douglas is always ready for a good time.

Douglas received his Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts (Pre-Optometry) from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and his Master's Degree in Health Administration from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA.

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