About Us

(above: All 5 of EMPros Original founders; formerly West Volusia Emergency Physicians)

EMPros Original Partners, (L-R) Dr.Paul Marton, Dr.William Sawko, Dr.Owen Hunt, Dr.Chuck Duva & Dr.Steven Knight are honored, for 35 years of service, by Florida Hospital DeLand’s “Pioneers of Healthcare” Dinner in 2011.


Charles ‘Chuck’ Duva, MD CMM FACEP serves as Managing Partner for EMPros. In addition, Dr. Duva serves as CEO & Dr. William ‘Bill’ Sawko MD FACEP serves as Vice President & CIO of DuvaSawko, our own ED physician Coding, Billing & Practice Management firm with a long track record of success.


DuvaSawko performs all Coding, Billing and A/R functions for EMPros as well as other ED physician groups across the United States. EMPros and DuvaSawko are able to share costs to minimize overhead and administrative expenses, allowing for higher physician compensation.


In addition, EMPro’s physicians have interest in two local urgent care centers (PrimeCare Urgent Care Centers) that serve the Daytona Beach market area.

Our Mission

To join with our hospital partners in ensuring a reputation for the highest quality emergency care and service to patients. We passionately assist physicians in securing wonderful placements in local hospitals throughout Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, DeLand, DeBary, Orange City, and Volusia County.

Our Benefits

  • Full Benefit Package at 130 Hours a Month
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Relocation & Signing Bonus *
  • Stable & fully transparent democratic group, in business for over 35 years
  • Health, Life, 401K, Disability & Dental Family Plans
  • Pre-tax CME account
  • RVU production bonuses & shareholder profit sharing
  • Membership in trade organizations such as ACEP & FCEP
  • Med Mal & Tail
  • Quality Lifestyle
  • Regular social events
  • Billing company (DuvaSawko.com), Urgent Care Clinics (Primecaremd.org), co-owned and operated by our ED physicians


* subject to employment contract

Meet EMPros Key Personnel

Charles D. “Chuck” Duva

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kristin McCabe

EMPros Regional Operations Coordinator


EMS Director, Flagler County, City of Flagler Beach, City of Palm Coast


President-Elect, Florida College of Emergency Physicians

Bradlee Carman

Director of Practice Operations

Maureen France

Physician Liaison

Glenn Hettmansperger

Human Resource Director/Safety Officer

Elizabeth LaFond


Christi Kwiat

Human Resource Specialist

Nettie McFarland

Coding & Compliance Manager

Lisa Allison

Billing Account Manager w/DuvaSawko