Melynda Karlene, DO

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Karlene is a compassionate physician with over 18 years of experience, and is currently licensed in 3 states - Florida, Maryland, and michigan.  She has extensive experience supervising other physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students, and residents in ED diagnosis and treatment, efficient time management, and superior quality documentation.   She championed the opening of Tampa Bay’s first freestanding Emergency Department.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Infuses Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, yoga, and meditation modalities into acute illness, recovery, and prevention care.

Board Certified Emergency Medicine
Residency Program: Mount Clemens General Hospital
Internship: Garden City Osteopathic Hospital
Medical School: Ohio University School of Osteopathic Medicine
College Degree: John Carroll University

Josh Richardson, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
Founder - Your E advisor

ERM has partnered with Your E advisor , founded by Josh Richardson. 

Mr. Richardson has over 11 years of financial services and insurance industry experience.  

  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU): 2014
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC): 2015
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP): 2015
  • Series 7: 2017
  • Series 66: 2017 
  • Million Dollar Round Table Member: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • NAIFA Florida Top 40 Under 40: 2014, 2015
  • ​Ironman 2013

Josh earned his BA degree in Financial Economics from the University of Michigan.  He presently lives in St. Petersburg, FL.

We strive to be the premier emergency room consulting company in the industry.  

Since 1981, our leadership has worked for various hospital, healthcare and emergency room staffing companies and has provided consulting services to:

  • 270 Hospitals - Emergency Rooms
  • 16 Free-Standing Emergency Centers
  • 148 Hospitals - Hospitalist Consulting
  • 123 Long Term Care Facilities
  • 64 Surgical and Radiology Centers
  • 43 Urgent Care Centers
  • 81 Physician Hospital Organizations (PHO)

After years of consulting with these organizations, ERM believes that we have found a better, and more cost effective way to provide emergency medicine services for Critical Access and Rural Hospitals.

ERM accomplishes this by restructuring the emergency room, taking control of the professional billing function, streamlining recruiting and credentialing, providing global scheduling (when required) and reducing the numerous layers of provider oversight, resulting in drastic cost reductions without sacrificing quality.

We want to be your emergency room consultant.  Let us show you how you can reduce your costs, while maintaining quality and service to your community.

Whether you are a facility with 15,000 patient visits a year or one that only serves 3,000 patients, we are very confident that we can lower your cost, streamline your operation, and retain quality.

our senior

leadership        Phone:  (727)  797-0487



Robert "Bob" Richardson

Mr. Richardson has 37 years of leadership experience and has consulted with hundreds of hospitals and healthcare organizations, reducing

their overall staffing costs associated with their emergency room operations. 

Bob received his BS degree from Western Michigan University and is certified in Project Management (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB), Managed Care (CSMC), Cost Estimation (CEP), Compensation Specialist (CCP) and  Long Term Care Professional (LTCP).  Mr. Richardson has also attended executive education at Stanford, University of Michigan and the Disney Institute.

Emergency Room Management