Dr. Gettings currently serves as the chief medical officer of Health First. In this role, he serves as the liaison for all physicians in the system, as well as providing oversight for clinical quality processes and outcomes throughout the system.
Dr. Gettings first came to Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center in 1981, where he developed and managed the emergency medicine program at Holmes and Palm Bay hospitals. Over 20 years of medical practice included multiple leadership and quality improvement positions and responsibilities. Beginning in 2008, Dr. Gettings served as vice president of medical affairs for Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center. In this role he served as physician liaison for the medical staff, and managed its trauma program, hospitalist services, and medical directors. Dr. Gettings also served as a Health First physician advisor for over five years.
After initial training in engineering, chemistry and microbiology, Dr. Gettings served at NASA prior to attending medical school. He was the founder and president of Brevard Emergency Services, the founder and president of Physicians Computer Systems, a senior partner of Eagle Mountain Properties, and the medical director for DSHI Systems.
Dr. Gettings earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida and residency at the University of South Florida Affiliated Hospitals. He also serves as an assistant professor of medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine.