Our Story

Inspired by Dr. Bob’s passion and tenacity, Tim Gueramy, MD, a fellow orthopedic surgeon and entrepreneur, wanted to help realize Dr. Bob’s goal and pay it forward to other aspiring “Doctorpreneurs”. Founder and CEO of DocbookMD, Tim, and his co-founder, Dr. Tracey Haas, had been approached by many medical colleagues for advice about starting their own business or launching a new idea. With this momentum, the Walters Physician Incubator was born in August, 2012. Starting as an informal physicians-only support group of sorts, the incubator began to attract world-class speakers, business leaders, and investors for the physician members to collaborate with. By early 2014, WPI (a 501©3 organization) had over 100 physician members from around the country and is sponsored by The Texas Orthopedic Association, the Texas Medical Association, and Texas Medical Liability Trust. WPI also partners with Atomic Axis for website and technical support..

The Walters Physician Incubator mission is to help physicians at any stage develop business ideas and take them to the next level, whatever that may be. tWe understand the challenges unique to the physician entrepreneur, and value our secure, trusted network of colleagues who vow to keep ideas confidential while supporting each other to the best of our abilities.

Dr. Robert M. Walters

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Robert M. Walters, MD, or Dr. Bob to those who knew him, was a highly-respected orthopedic hand surgeon who served the Greater Austin Community for 27 years. Known to give his personal phone number to patients and colleagues alike, he was loved by all.

What many may not have known about him is that for years Dr. Bob had been perfecting a procedure to help patients with arthritic thumb pain. He had completed the necessary work to file a patent just two days before he passed away unexpectedly in 2010.

Our Partners

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Mission: TMA supports Texas physicians by providing distinctive solutions to the challenges they encounter in the care of patients.

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TOA was founded in 1936 as the united voice of orthopedic surgeons. Its mission is to ensure outstanding musculoskeletal health for Texans.

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Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) is a unique, not-for-profit health care liability claim trust owned by its physician membership.

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Atomic Axis is an Austin software development company that’s changing the way mobile and web projects are planned, developed, and delivered.

Our Mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for Physician Entrepreneurs to nurture, to develop, and to succeed with their business ideas and aspirations.

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Our Board

Tim

Timothy C Gueramy, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Tim Gueramy MD, DocbookMD Founder and CEO first found his passion for the field of medicine from his father who is also a surgeon. Though Tim always had an interest in technology, it was no surprise that he would end up studying biology, and ultimately, medicine. After receiving his Bachelors of Science from the University of Michigan, he moved to Dublin, Ireland, where he worked in the Anatomy Department of the Royal College of Surgeons and developed the first interactive histology program – still used by students as a learning tool. Shortly thereafter, he completed his M.D. at Wayne State University.
Tracey

Tracey A Haas, DO, MPH
Chief Medical Officer Co-Founder

Tracey Haas, DO, MPH was drawn to medicine as a way to combine her love of adventure, science and care for the underserved around the world. Always with a focus on international experience, she studied biology and German at Southwest Texas State, where she graduated summa cum laude. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX, and after completing her residency in Portland, Maine, became Board Certified in Family Medicine. Tracey decided to take on the world when she made the move to Austin, Texas, and continue to pursue opportunities to care for those most in need in Texas and around the world. After a month-long medical trip to India in 2006, she decided to take her medical training a bit further in Tropical Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland and also earned an MPH in Global Health at the University of Texas Health and Science Center. She has used this training to work in India, Haiti, Libya and all over Texas. Tracey was the winner of the Austin Under 40 Healthcare Category in 2011. Today Tracey works full-time as the Chief Medical Officer of DocbookMD, and continues to seek ways to apply technology to the care for those in the farthest reaches of the world.
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Brian Walters
Partner Attorney

Brian Walters is the managing member at Walters Dunn. His primary practice focus is corporate and business law nationally and internationally. Mr. Walters represents business owners including physicians, dentists, attorneys, architects, CPAs, restaurateurs, bar and tavern owners, pharmacists, and information technology companies, in forming, organizing, and restructuring their businesses. He also assists business owners with selling and acquiring businesses and raising funds for expansion of existing businesses.

Special Events

  • Business model (Continued)

    We are going to continue the discussion on how to build a business model by using our groups own Lean Canvas examples. So come ready, this will be a great working session!

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  • Building a Business plan: Lean Canvas

    We are going to explore how to build a business plan using the Lean Canvas methodology. We are excited to have a Lean Canvas expert, Dave Angelow leading our discussion tomorrow evening.

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Apply Today

Thank you for your interest in joining the Walters Physician Incubator! We gladly accept any U.S. physician, including residents, who have an idea for a business – even very early stage ideas.

Just fill out the short application below, and we’ll get in touch with you about how to join our next meeting.


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