Meet Cora Fonner-Schrader & Rui Mendes of in South Boston and Randolph areas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cora Fonner-Schrader & Rui Mendes.

Cora, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?

My business partner and associate, Rui Mendes, and I have dedicated our lives to the health care industry, I have been in health care for over 40 years and Rui for over 25 years. We have worked within most disciplines of health care to include, but not limited to, private and group medical and clinical practices, clinical laboratories, occupational health and wellness, pharmacies, skilled nursing centers, and integrative health environments. My background is in medical office administration management, health and wellness program creation, medical coding, billing, and auditing, and medical records management with emphasis on environment start-up and transitional consulting. Rui began his career in emergency medical response as a paramedic, occupational health and wellness program environments, integrative health center operations management, and general medical practice management. Rui excels in operations and procurement management, patient advocacy endeavors, and wellness program design.

For both of us, the goal has always been to provide collaborative and innovative options in health care delivery, excellent managerial oversight, pathways to efficiency, effectiveness, and overall organizational success, and viability for the environments, practitioners, and the patients we served then and still serve today. We are both strong advocates for patients navigating the health care system in the United States and providers seeking to find solutions to assist them in their daily activities and providing quality care to their patients in the most effective and efficient manner.

Rui and I began in May 2016 after watching many of our patients throughout the years struggle with being able to meet their provider’s recommended treatment and therapy suggestions and plans for their care which ultimately resulted in the worsening of their condition or severely compromised their state of health, wellness or general wellbeing. In our research and study, we realized the primary reasons for their inability to stay on course stemmed from a lack of financial resources, a lack of understanding and motivation, inability to travel for the care, or a lack of communication. We understood that health care consumers want choice in their options that traditional health care measures did not/do not offer. We realized that many people want to use less invasive measures for their treatments and therapies that have a natural, organic, and/or holistic spin to them,

It was/is important to us that health care consumers have choice. Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a growing industry that offers natural, noninvasive measures for health care consumers. Four out of every ten adults in the United States use some form of CAM in their daily health and wellbeing. Complementary Alternative Medicine is used for pain management, stress relief, addiction recovery, physical balance and muscle strengthening, relaxation, chronic disease, general active lifestyle, and much more. CAM includes therapies such as, but not limited to, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, naturopathy, oriental/herbal medicine and meditation, while there are some traditional insurance companies that cover some CAM therapies in a limited capacity, others do not cover these therapies at all. According to the NIH 2007 statistics, CAM consumers have spent over 33.9 billion dollars out of pocket for CAM therapies and products. The CAM consumer needs help. Welcome to CamCare!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As with any start-up, the struggle has been exposure and marketing. CamCare is a first mover and with having a national presence, educating the public to our health and wellness programs is challenging. Resources are limited and any money we currently make on our products and services are reinvested in the organization.

Please tell us about in a Complementary Alternative Medicine membership reimbursement company that provides an affordable pathway to pay for Complementary Alternative Medicine services. We do this by offering consumers innovative membership based wellness plans. Our wellness plans are annual memberships and offer reimbursement for services in a single or combined therapy wellness plan approach that is realistic, affordable, and portable (members may see any CAM provider they want nationwide as long as their chosen provider is licensed or certified). Consumers may choose from over thirty different wellness plans. They also have the ability to create their own wellness plan if they choose.

We are known for our integrity, passion, commitment and drive to make choices available for health care consumers and to make choice the center and foundation of health and wellbeing for everyone.

As a company, is most proud of being an organization that is able to provide the public an affordable pathway to pay for a wide array of Complementary Alternative Medicine services and products. is a first mover. We are a company that offers innovative programs, products, and services for Complementary Alternative Medicine consumers. This includes reimbursement based wellness plans in single and/or combined modality platform

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Rui and I took our time and spent several years in designing and planning We are very happy and proud of what we are achieving and offering to the public.

Contact Info:

P.O. Box 51905
Boston, MA 02205

•Phone: 800-917-7329