Charles Edwards is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advance Telehealth Consulting Solutions, LLC and One Telemed, LLC. Under his leadership, Advance Telehealth has become the telemedicine vendor for a number of the Medicaid MCOs in Louisiana and One Telemed has become the Telepsychiatry provider majority of the Medicaid MCOs in Louisiana. One Telemed has grown to be the largest Telepsychiatry provider in the state of Louisiana servicing over 15,000 individuals across Louisiana. One Telemed, LLC was just recently vote Junior Achievement 2021 Small Business of Year.
In years prior, Charles has spent the 18 years in the mental health. He served as a Community Liaison and a Regional Director of Community Relation for one of the largest mental health providers in the state of Louisiana. It was through that experience; Charles developed a heart for those in underserved communities that did not have access to care. He understood that utilizing the traditional way of providing services would not be an effective way resolving the need for a growing mental health crisis. In August 2013, Charles pioneered the movement for Telepsychiatry services and started Advance Telehealth, a telemedicine technology company. In September 2017, he decided to start a provider company and founded One Telemed with a goal in mind to improve patient outcomes.
Charles is native of Lafayette, LA and a graduate of Acadiana High School attended University of Southwestern Louisiana. Charles has a heart to serve and consider himself grateful to be in position to bring hope to individuals in need.