Louis A. Akra M.D.

Dr. Louis Akra created the first stand-alone concierge medical practice for Jacksonville and northeast Florida. He received his medical degree in 1988 from UNPHU Medical School in the Dominican Republic. He has worked and studied abroad and is bilingual in Spanish and English. He received his internal medicine training in Chicago at West Suburban Hospital, academically affiliated to Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s in Chicago, IL. He has twenty-two years of expertise in internal medicine. He has a high level of comfort in personalized patient care and management of complex medical problems. Dr. Akra served as medical director for U. S. Preventive Medicine, performed executive physicals for CSX employees and was selected to be the doctor on-call for the Screen Actors Guild while filming in Jacksonville. Dr. Akra is a member of the Academy of American Private Physicians.

Elena Akra, Psy.D. 

Dr. Elena Akra has been practicing clinical psychology for over 23 years. She treated adolescents and adults in outpatient and inpatient settings. She is currently in private practice treating adults with a variety of symptoms and common life problems. Dr. Akra graduated with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL. She interned at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami, FL. She has published several articles and is the author of a workbook series to develop emotional intelligence in children entitled, “Thoughts, Feelings and Actions.” Dr. Elena Akra is fluent in English and Spanish.

Ashley Laster, M.A. 

Doctor's Assistant

At Akra Professional Services, we understand that there are many facets to maintaining good health. 
Conscientious, helpful, and friendly, Ashley brings six years of medical experience in respiratory, orthopedics, and gynecology to our team.  Our concierge practice is a perfect fit for her warm and caring demeanor because she embraces the opportunity to provide the personal and professional care that our patients need and deserve.  A native of Jacksonville and the mother of identical-twin daughters, Ashley's fresh outlook and energetic personality fuels her aspirations to further her medical education.

Lauren Chance, M.A.

Doctor's Assistant

Our goal at Akra Professional Services is to provide the highest level of personal healthcare, and Lauren truly helps us achieve that. 
Lauren's ten years' experience in the nursing field has been highlighted by her desire to care for patients on a personal level and her willingness to provide exemplary patient care. This core value exemplifies the common spirit we all possess to attain strong, long-term relationships with our patients.

Cindy Faithful

  Office Manager 

Our patients are important to us and we are focused on all your needs.


Anything related to the business side of Akra Professional Services goes through Cindy. From membership to insurance, from accounts receivable to payroll, “the buck stops here.”  Cindy’s vast knowledge in the healthcare industry is the result of her 18 years’ experience, and her warm and friendly personality reflects the positive attitude shared by everyone in our office.

Bede Warren

Assistant Office Manager  


You only get one opportunity to make a first impression, and we believe that Akra Professional Services delivers a positive one. 


Whether you walk through the front door or call to make an appointment, Bede Warren is usually your first point of contact.  With more than 30 years' experience in the customer service industry, Bede is well suited for this very important position.