In recognition of over two decades of service to the sector, The American Health Council has warmly recognizes Mr. Marc McCollaum as “Best in Medicine.” Renowned for his expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Urology, Otolaryngology and Practice Management, Mr. McCollaum, from Naples, Florida is revered for his contributions in the roles of Physician Assistant and CEO.
Mr. McCollaum first became interested in pursuing a career in medicine at the age of ten after he suffered a near blinding accident. He felt powerless and had serious complications that could have been prevented if his caregivers would have listened to him. He promised himself that he would never feel that way again and wanted to make a difference in how future patients were treated.
Mr. McCollaum’s academic endeavours centered on Physician Assistant Studies, Liberal Studies, Men’s Health and Urology. He attained his PA Certificate from the Western University of Health Sciences in 1996, followed by his BS in 2000 from SUNY Excelsior. He completed his studies in 2008 with his MPAS from the University of Nebraska.
For the past four years, Mr. McCollaum has worked as Physician Assistant and CEO at Estates Medical Center Inc, where his day to day responsibilities include overseeing practice operations as well as seeing patients.
Since 2012, Estates Medical Center in Naples, has served as a comprehensive medical clinic founded on the principals that good quality healthcare is both available as well as affordable no matter where you live or work. They treat adults as well as children over the age of five with acute and chronic illnesses. They are a family owned and operated practice that offers patients a more personalized and family-oriented experience, providing a range of services including; Wellness Visits, Sick Visits, Management of Acute and Chronic Illness, ENT, Men’s Health, Diabetes, Thyroid, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Weight Management, DOT and Sports Physicals, Allergy Testing and DOT Urine Drug Screening.
Mr. McCollaum attributes his success to his deepset passion and empathy; he absolutely loves what he does. Mr. McCollaum embraces the time honored tradition of see it, do it and then teach it to others. He has learned his trade, and successfully practiced it for over two decades. He also teaches it to other Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner students. His best advice to new students is to take time to listen to your patients and make sure you make both eye and physical contact with them.
Mr. McCollaum is affiliated with numerous organizations which enable him to remain at the forefront of his profession. He was the State President-elect and President (2008-2009), West Central Regional Director (2006-2007) and Chairman of Elections and Nominations at the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Additionally, he was the recipient of President’s Award and named Outstanding Student Society Advisor of the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2009.
Further accolades include being Hutchinson’s Key Academic Award and National Scholarship recipient in 1990 for the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Order Of Omega Greek Honor Society and was named Outstanding Greek on Campus. He was Gamma Beta Phi National Honor/Service Society Chartering President at Arizona State University and was elected to the National Executive Committee in 1992. Furthemore, he was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta (Premed) Honor Society.
Looking to the future, Mr. McCollaum plans to expand Estates Medical Center, adding further providers and taking on more students on clinical rotations through Florida Gulf Coast University and Kaplan. He aims to re-introduce the Art of Medicine to those that may have forgotten what medicine is all about.
Mr. McCollaum is very proud of his family, comprising his wife Monica and their 3 children, including twins that have Autism Spectrum Disorder. His mantra is that everyday is a new adventure full of possibilities.
In his free time, Mr. McCollaum enjoys genealogy and gardening. He also acts as Secretary and Treasurer for the Helping Hands of Collier County Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) and is part of the Sunday Greeter Team for the Living Word Family Church.
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Physician Assistant at Estates Medical Center
- Estates Medical Center in Naples, FL is a comprehensive medical clinic founded on the principals that good quality healthcare is both available as well as affordable no matter where you live or work.
- They treat adults as well as children over the age of 5 with acute and chronic illnesses.
- Estates Medical Center is a family owned and operated practice that offers patients a more personalized and family-oriented experience.
Source: Estates Medical Center
Professional Awards & Honors
- Florida Academy of Physician Assistants: State President-elect and President(2008-2009)
- West Central Regional Director (2006-2007)
- Chairman of Elections and Nominations.
- Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: Presidents award and named Outstanding Student Society Advisor (2009)
- American Academy of Physician Assistants: Distinguished Fellow (2008)