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For more than 30 years, Health by Design's mission has been to advance the fight against diseases and help people live more healthy lives. Health by Design successfully blends medical care, physician knowledge, faith-fueled passion and personalized care to provide quality health care for corporations (including multiple Fortune 500 members), small businesses and thousands of individuals. It’s the way health care should work!

Vision Frame

At HBD, we believe “Everybody Must Win”. 

We are dedicated to removing barriers to exceptional healthcare and transforming lives for God's Glory.

1. Servant’s Heart: You Before Me

2. Change Agent: See, Say, Improve

3. Life Balance: God – Family – Work 

1. Compassion fuels the way we care

2. Radically passionate about genuine healing.

3. Extraordinary pursuits shaped by our faith.

Leadership Team

David M. Player, MD
Founder, Chairman and Principal

Health by Design was founded in 1982 by Dr. David M. Player, a San Antonio nephrologist. Dr. Player’s vision was to teach patients a lifestyle of wellness and provide an opportunity to obtain preventive care. 

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James W. Ogletree, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Principal

Dr. Ogletree joined Health by Design in 1990. He is responsible for the supervision of medical personnel and the oversight of all Health by Design medical programs. He is board certified in Family Practice

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Barney P. Randol
CEO and Principal

Mr. Randol has been a member of Health by Design’s leadership team since 2005. Mr. Randol oversees the administrative and financial areas of Health by Design. 

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Rod Smith

Rod Smith comes to Health by Design after serving as the leader and managing partner of Costa Solutions, a 25+ year old, 3rd Party Logistics company primarily supporting supply chain and distribution networks with freight unloading and managed labor services.

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Michele Phillips, MD
Assistant Medical Director and Clinic Physician

Dr. Phillips received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Prior to her medical school studies, she was a nurse for 13 years. 
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Meet Our Physician Team

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