Our Story

We are a Medicare Advantage plan powered by pharmacists and physicians to bring local care to our communities

Troy Medicare started in Concord, North Carolina with several pharmacists seeing people increasingly unable to afford their prescriptions. Health plans had become more expensive and less transparent in their drug pricing.

Seeing this in their own communities, Troy Medicare's founders set out to build a local health plan to put healthcare back in the hands of the local healthcare providers.

Our Team

Flaviu Simihaian

Chief Executive Officer

Flaviu grew up in Concord, NC. He graduated from Cannon School, Davidson College and UNC Charlotte. Previously CEO at iMedicare, he believes in local providers and pharmacists.

Michael Cutroni

Chief Financial Officer

Previously CFO at MDWise, and Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan, Michael is passionate about creating a transparent Medicare Advantage plan.

Khurrum Shah, J.D., M.B.A

Chief Compliance Officer

Khurrum has built Compliance Programs and Compliance Departments at several Medicare and Medicaid plans. Additionally, he has successfully navigated numerous health plans through CMS audits.

Elyse Eisenberg

Chief Operating Officer

Previously at Vantage Cancer Care Network, Bravo Health, and AmeriHealth, Elyse brings her depth of experience to each step of the journey of a Troy Medicare member through the healthcare system.

Amina Abubakar, Pharm D

Clinical Director

Amina owns RxClinic pharmacy in Charlotte, NC, was awarded national pharmacist of the year, and is considered one of the most innovative clinical pharmacists in the country.

Lateef Jackson

Chief Technology Officer

Previously a Software Architect at NewRelic. Lateef is passionate about technology in health care.

Joe Moose, Pharm D

Pharmacy Director

Joe is a third generation pharmacy owner of Moose Pharmacy in Mount Pleasant (opened in 1882), Concord, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Locust, and Mt. Holly, North Carolina.

Josh Young, Pharm D

Pharmacy Officer

Josh is a pharmacy owner in Cabarrus County, NC. He helps thousands of seniors in the county evaluate Medicare plans and saves them thousands of dollars on their prescription medications.

Dr. Bader Almoshelli, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Almoshelli is a leader in value-based post-acute care delivery, with a focus on physiatry. He has been in practice for over 10 years.

Joey Shandley

VP of Finance

Joey was previously VP of Wholesale Banking with Bank of America and is passionate about creating meaningful change in the healthcare industry.

Susan Esparza, APRN, FNP-C

VP of Medical Management

Susan was previously with Steward Health Care Network and Optum and brings over 20 years experience in health care.  She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and has a passion for helping members achieve optimal health.

Yurek Calonge, RN

Case Manager/UM

Previously a Utilization Management Compliance Nurse at a Major Medicare Advantage HMO, Yurek is passionate about ensuring that members receive the appropriate care throughout their health care needs.