Board of Directors
Midway Specialty Care Center, a 501 c3 clinic organization, is run by a volunteer board of directors. We thank our dedicated board members: Judith Brooks, MD; Attorney Bonnie Brown, Prasad Chalasani, MD, FACP; patient representative Michael Higginbotham and Matthew Tochtenhagen.
Judith Brooks, MD
Judith Brooks MD recently joined our Board of Directors in 2019.
Dr. Brooks, a board certified Family Medicine Practitioner, is a graduate of the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey who completed her Family Medicine Internship and Residency Training at Morton Plant Hospital-University of South Florida, Clearwater, Florida. She subsequently pursued her fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
Her current University affiliations include Clinical Assistant Professor at NOVA Southeastern University College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine. She is also involved in the development of the St. Lucie Medical Center Family Medicine and Transitional Rotating Residency (TRI) Training Programs. Currently, Dr. Brooks is employed at Treasure Coast Hospice. Previously she held the position of Chief Medical Officer for Treasure Coast Community Health Centers in Vero Beach & Fellsmere Florida.
Dr. Brooks has over twenty years’ experience working with HIV, she was very engaged in HIV research during her undergraduate and graduate studies and in 1996 participated in HIV research at Makerere University in Uganda through the World AIDS Foundation and Fogarty International Center/NIH Program.
In addition to her myriad duties, Dr. Brooks enjoys giving back to her community. She is currently a volunteer physician with The International American Medical Mission (IAMM), participating in both local and overseas missions. Recently she has traveled to Santo Domingo and Jamaica in this capacity.
Bonnie Brown, PA
Bonnie A. Brown relocated from Southern Illinois to the Treasure Coast in 1982. She earned her B.S. in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from Barry University. She was awarded her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University College of Law in Fort Lauderdale. Bonnie is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. She represents clients in the areas of Real Estate, Probate, Wills/Estates and Trust Law.
CIVIC AND COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIPS
- Castle Stomp Out Child Abuse
- Safe Space
- Helping People Succeed
- Project L.I.F.T. of Martin County
- The Kane Center
- Tikes & Teens
- Martin County Girls Academy
- Habitat for Humanity
- Samaritan Center for Boys
Donald Hoffman, MD
Donald Hoffman, MD, PhD., BS, MS, MBA, FACP, FACPM, FCCP, FACC earned his Medical Degree from University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He then completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Hoffman went on to complete a Fellowship in Pulmonary Disease at University of Pennsylvania Health System followed by a BS in physics at Muhlenberg College, and an MS and PhD in Molecular Biology and Biophysics from Yale University. Dr. Hoffman has practiced on the Treasure Coast since 1985 and holds several Board Certifications including Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and in Adult Echocardiography, and also in Critical Care Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Hoffman holds clinical privileges at St. Lucie Medical Center and Cleveland/Martin Memorial Health System. Prior to entering Medicine Dr. Hoffman worked at Bellkcomm, a Systems Engineering Company advising NASA, and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Inc, and subsequently ran an international program in Tropical Disease Research for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation in New York City. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, The American College of Preventive Medicine, The American College of Chest Physicians, and The American College of Cardiology.
Prasad Chalasani, MD
Prasad Chalasani, MD completed Medical School at Andhra Medical College, Andhra University in India and then spent the next several years completing an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine followed by a Fellowship in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1997, Dr. Chalasani founded Florida Heart Center and is on staff at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, St. Lucie Medical Center, and the Martin Memorial Health System. Dr. Chalasani holds several Board Certifications and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of Society of Cardiac Angiography & Interventions and a Fellow of Society of Cardiac CT. Dr. Chalasani has also served as Principal Investigator in numerous Clinical Trials. Dr. Chalasani is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at FSU College of Medicine and serves as a Visiting Professor at NTR University, Andhra Medical College.
Dr. Chalasani joined the Board of Directors in 2019.
Michael Higginbotham passed away Friday night, March 26th. Michael was 59. He worked with the AIID Team since 2006 and wore many hats. Michael was a Licensed Practical Nurse. He filled in anywhere and everywhere he was needed. Michael assisted in the IV Suite on weekends if coverage was needed, worked in a clinical capacity, worked in the Billing Department and even covered the Front Office.
Michael also worked for Midway Specialty Care Center, Inc. in the Fort Pierce Office. In 2015, he joined as a voluntary Board Member for Midway Specialty Care Center and was responsible for review and oversight of the Company’s policies as well as working closely with the Senior Management Team. He was even involved in meeting with Physicians interested in joining the Group.
Michael won the hearts of everyone that worked with him. His humor was dry and sharp and that was but one of the characteristics we loved about him. Michael touched the hearts of many.