About Us

Practice Partners, Inc. has been providing quality consulting and outsourcing services to the healthcare industry since 1999. Our carefully chosen service offerings are designed to assist our clients in meeting their strategic goals. By working with you as a partner, we provide the expertise and manpower to help you keep pace in the rapidly changing business of medicine.

Owners and Managing Partners:

Toni M. Pirkle, CPC

Responsible for operations at Practice Partners, Toni will review and analyze the needs of your practice and determine how Practice Partners can provide the solutions you seek. She focuses on management of billing services, physician practice start-ups and day-to-day operations of Practice Partners’ billing and client services. With over 20 years in the healthcare and insurance industries, Toni has the expertise to provide excellent, cost-effective service to the clients of Practice Partners.

Toni’s experience includes quality resource management with Medicare and the commercial insurance field, and she has served as Director of Business Development/Marketing for a mid-size hospital. She understands the importance of providing value-added service for our clients.

J. Wade Shields, MBA, MHA, CMPE

Wade specializes in providing consulting and C-Level interim management to hospital employed medical groups and private medical practices. He has a consistent track record of accomplishments which exemplify a professional with a reputation for building ROI, creating efficient infrastructure and operations resulting in rapid financial improvements.

He has held Manager, Director and Senior Leadership positions for corporations such as HCA, Healthtrust and Columbia. He also has physician practice management experience in MSO operations; Administrator of a Multi-Specialty Physician Group; and Director of Network Development for a Multi-Specialty IPA.

Wade has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive as awarded by the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in business operations and master’s degrees in business and healthcare administration from Georgia State University.