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

Joe Shaffer

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.

Kevin Buck

Kevin Buck

Optometric Physician Recruiter

Kevin Buck is a 24-year Army veteran, former Military Policeman and Healthcare Recruiter who currently works an Optometric Physician Recruiter for Partners Insight. After retiring from the Army in 2008 and working as a Recruiter, Manager and Director of Recruitment. Additionally, Kevin volunteered with two VSOs in southwestern PA as a career coach and served on a VSOs Board of Directors. In his current role, he assists Optometrists in the working and medical residency as well as Optometry students find best fit and next role in their professional career.

A graduate of American Public University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. He was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he and his wife have settled and call home.

Silva

Dr. Frances M. Silva

Optometric Physician Consultant

Dr. Frances M. Silva OD, MS, FAAO is a US Army Veteran with over 10 years of distinct and extensive Optometric experience in various modalities of optometric and medical practice. Her journey began with the extremely competitive four-year Army Health Professions Scholarship for optometry school that has propelled her career to where it is today.

Dr. Silva joined our team as an Associate Optometrist in 2019 and as Optometric Physician Consultant early 2022. She is a team player who is meticulous and excited about shifting towards the more administrative aspect of optometry by revising contracts, curriculum vitae, resumes, cover letters, job applications and more. She is passionate about optometry and thoroughly enjoys encouraging colleagues towards reaching their goals and finding their ideal career positions.

Dr. Silva earned her respective Bachelor and Master of Science Biology and Biotechnology degrees at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree at the University of Houston and is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Vision Science at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry.

Dr. Silva enjoys spending quality time while “making memories” with friends and family. Many do not know that Dr. Silva became a certified Voice Actor during the mandatory COVID quarantine in 2020 and currently proudly serves as the “voice of GCO”.
You can contact Dr. Silva at drsilva@partnersinsight.com.

Learn more about how we can help your practice