Dr. Salton is a third-generation physician who understands patient consumerism through a lifetime of treating patients and working with hospitals and insurance payers. His experience treating some of North Carolina’s more vulnerable residents shaped his steadfast conviction that all patients deserve affordable healthcare financing solutions. That vision led him to found AccessOne, the first company of its kind to offer affordable, patient-friendly payment programs to all individuals and families, regardless of credit history, with no financial threat to the consumer — no credit reporting, fear of collections or hidden fees. As a college student, Dr. Salton spent summers working in the business office of a hospital built by his grandfather. As a third-generation physician, he was co-founder and CEO of Metrolina Family Physicians, which became the largest independent family practice group in the Southeast. He subsequently co-founded a managed care company, Primary PhysicianCare, and later served as Medical Director of Aetna US Healthcare in the Carolinas. Today, Dr. Salton remains actively engaged as Chairman of AccessOne and a subject matter expert in the field of patient consumerism. He is passionately committed to patient advocacy and seeks to further build programs that expand access to needed healthcare services while supporting the financial viability of provider organizations.