Gary M. Taff, MD
Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician
Helping Medical Professionals gain greater control of their practices, income, and lifestyle
Dr. Gary Taff was born in New Jersey, and schooled in New York City. Following his family's long established tradition, he become a physician. Dr. Taff started college at the age of 16 and become a doctor just after turning 23, attaining Board-Certification in Emergency Medicine the first year the field was recognized as a specialty. He has 25 Years Experience in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine and Primary Care.
In the early years of his medical career, Dr. Taff directed several hospital emergency departments in Southern California. In 1983, he opened one of the nations' first urgent care centers, which he grew into a seven medical center, 70 employee, 60,000 patient visits-per-year medical group. This achievement earned Dr. Taff several awards, including the California Inland Empire Crescendo Award, Small Business Person of the Year, Who's Who-Rising Young Americans Division, and Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 1993.
Dr. Taff sold his medical group in 1998 at the peak of the health-care market cycle, and moved to Northern California. Not being one to slow down, he spent the next few years creating a hospital-based occupational medicine program and directing an ambulance company.
At this point, Gary Taff branched out, turned his attention to real estate investing. Despite previously negative experiences of "buying high and selling low", he started with $20,000 capital, and used equity sharing, intensive market research, and an eye for buying the best deal in emerging small to medium-sized markets. This plan allowed Gary to purchase 190 properties in 13 states over a five year period. The portfolio spanned a wide range of residential properties from single family homes to condos, duplex to fourplexs, rehab projects, condo conversions and multi-unit apartment complexes. Gary is most proud of the fact that his portfolio has achieved a 39% per annum appreciation rate, mainly based on buying below market value.
Over the past two years, Gary has turned his attention to wholesaling, in which he buys multiple properties at significant discounts and then sells or assigns the properties to investors at prices below current market values. He has served as the Northern California Area Manager for a nation-wide clearing-house type of real estate network, as well as other real estate networks. He has given several seminars on value investing, use of leverage, understanding and taking advantage of the five stages of a real estate cycle, and working with wholesalers.
Dr. Gary Taff will be a featured speaker in the upcoming Seacourse Alaska CME Cruise - CrossRoads in Clinical Care, sailing August 19-26, 2011. Dr. Taff brings a unique perspective on real estate investing and how it can broaden financial opportunities for those in the medical profession. more information